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Sydney Opera House $200m upgrade

13 August 2016 In: Sydney

Sydney Opera House will undergo comprehensive update to key points of visitor interaction, from buying a ticket to seeing a performance. The upgrades aim to equip and prepare the Sydney Opera House for the 21st Century. Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said the NSW Government is supporting the historic project with $202 million from its Cultural Infrastructure Fund. “From making a pedestrian walkway in the under-used space beneath the Monumental Steps…

Sydney population breaks records

03 April 2016 In: Sydney

Sydney is growing by 1,600 people each week. If growth continues at current rate the city’s population will reach 5 million during 2016. Sydney remains an engine-room of the Australian economy and its’ growth reflects this. Most of the city’s growth has occurred in the outer suburbs and around the city centre. Waterloo – Beaconsfield in the inner-city had the largest growth of all areas in the state, increasing by 3,100 people. Cobbitty – Leppington…

Sydney powers Australia growth

19 February 2016 In: Sydney

Sydney accounted for almost 30% of Australia’s total growth in the last financial year. The Sydney economy grew by three per cent in 2014-15 generating AU$378 billion. The figure represents 30.3 per cent of Australia’s gross domestic product. It is the third year in a row that the city has outperformed the rest of the country. Financial services are Sydney’s strongest performing industry followed by media and telecommunications, construction, retail and property services. “In recent…

Australia house prices in 2016

05 February 2016 In: Property, Finance, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Queensland

House prices in Australia are forecast to rise by just 1% in 2016 while the price of apartments is set to fall by 1.2%. And, in further good news, credit lending for mortgages and home loans has almost doubled in recent years the result of historic low interest rates. “These latest figures are great news for anyone seeking to live and work in Australia,” says Darrell Todd, CEO of thinkingaustralia. “Housing costs are set to…

Customer Service job in Sydney

02 February 2016 In: Jobs, Sydney, New South Wales, General

A Digital Service Representative is required to fill a full time position with the NSW Government Service in Sydney, Australia. As a Digital Service Representative you will play a critical role in the way the public access NSW Government Service. You will do this by demonstrating and educating the Public on ways they can perform transactions online. The key accountabilities for the role include: Deliver great customer experiences through the use of on-line technology; Provide…

Kangaroo – are you sure?

26 January 2016 In: Travel, Migration, Sydney, General

The kangaroo is the most famous symbol of Australia but has the world been making a mistake for 300 years? When Britain’s Captain Cook landed in Botany Bay in Australia in 1769 he, and the crew of HMS Endeavour were amazed by the spectacular flora and fauna of the land. Cook and botanist Joseph Banks set out to explore the land around Botany Bay and while most aboriginal folk, wary of the white visitors, kept…

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…

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