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Sydney host World Cup qualifier

21 January 2016 In: Sydney, Sport, General

Sydney will play host to Australia’s bid to remain in the 2018 World Cup. Australian national team The Socceroos will take on Jordan at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney on 29 March in a must-win game to decide which country will go forward to the next stage of World Cup Qualifying as group winners. The Socceroos are currently ahead of Jordan by two points at the top of Group B. And they are due to…

Sydney in 10% growth

12 January 2016 In: Property, Sydney, General

The housing market in Sydney, Australia is forecast to grow by 10% in 2016. Property prices in the city out-performed 10 major worldwide cities in 2015 and growth is set to continue in the coming 12 months. The upbeat forecast comes from Australian property firm Knight Frank, but other property experts paint a more conservative picture of the Sydney property market. SQM Research believes that price growth in Sydney will be between 4% and 9%…

Sydney land worth $1.34 trillion

08 January 2016 In: Property, Finance, Sydney, General

The value of residential land in Sydney, Australia increased by an average of 10% in 2015. In parts of the city, land prices have soared by 47%. Across the State, the total value of land is now $1.34 trillion. And that’s just the value of the land, and does not include the value of property built on the land. According to new official figures from the New South Wales Valuer-General the biggest increases have been…

Australia weather sets records

08 January 2016 In: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane, General

Australia has experienced the fifth-hottest year since records began in 1910. Sydney had its third-warmest year on record with temperatures across the State one degree above average. 2015 was the seventh-hottest year since records began. In Melbourne maximum temperatures reached one degree above average and across Victoria it was one degree warmer than average making it the seventh-hottest year. Perth recorded its second hottest year on record with temperatures across the State matching levels equal…

Fatboy Slim in Australia

06 January 2016 In: Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Entertainment, General

DJ and dancefloor king Fatboy Slim is appearing at live events in Australia this month. Fatboy Slim (aka Norman Cook) will appear at venues in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane, bringing his unique blend of dance music recordings and re-mixes to fans in Australia. Fatboy Slim’s show in Perth has sold out. He will appear at a headline show at Sydney’s Electric Gardens Festival and also in Brisbane at the open air Riverstage venue located in…

Affordable suburbs in Sydney

04 January 2016 In: Property, Sydney, General

House prices in Sydney, Australia may have reached record highs but affordable homes can be found in the suburbs. A new report – the Urban Living Index – identifies the most liveable suburbs in Sydney where people can afford to live. Lalor Park in the city’s west is named the best suburb based on affordability, employment, lifestyle and community. Located 35km west of Sydney city centre, Lalor Park has an average house price of $602,550…

IT job in Sydney

02 January 2016 In: Jobs, Sydney, General

A software test engineer is required to fill a full time position in Sydney, Australia. The successful candidate will help the employer to automate product testing and use modern methods and tools to maintain high levels of product quality. As part of a high performing, agile software team, you will learn new skills and be an essential part of their success. Reporting to the Product Development Manager, you will be a key contributor in delighting…

Australia celebrates the New Year

01 January 2016 In: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, General

Australia celebrated the New Year in flamboyant style with spectacular midnight fireworks displays across the country. In New Zealand, the Auckland sky was lit up with half a ton of fireworks launched from the Sky Tower. The five-minute, 360-degree show was broadcast around the world as thousands of people gathered below to watch the spectacle. In Sydney more than a million people filled parks and streets to watch the city’s $7 million New Year show….

Australia top three for investment

27 December 2015 In: Property, Finance, Sydney, Melbourne, General

The cities of Melbourne and Sydney in Australia are among the top three destinations for property investors. Melbourne and Sydney are ranked second and third as favoured markets in 2016 by global property investors, according to Colliers International 2016 Global Investor Outlook. London retains the number one spot as the city of first choice for the 600 leading investors – including private equity, property companies, REITS, funds, institutions and sovereign wealth funds. New York is…

Old houses beat new in Australia

22 December 2015 In: Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, General

Older-style houses in Australia have risen faster in value than newer homes, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Older (Established) house prices rose by +2.2% in the third quarter of 2015 to be 11.4% higher over the past 12 months, while attached dwellings rose by 1.4% to be 8.7 % higher over the year. Over the past 12 years established house prices have been rising by an average 5.6% per year, compared to attached…

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