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[edit] Sydney (Capital)

There's no place in the world quite like vibrant Sydney; a city whose attractions reflect its multicultural heritage and willingness to embrace new things. At its heart lies the famed Sydney Harbour, with its visually stunning Opera House and flamboyant display of life.

An exciting pace and a string of stunning beaches attract the rich and famous from across the globe. Apart from being the State capital of New South Wales, Sydney is also the country's economic powerhouse and home to some 4 million residents. It's the place where you'll find the corporate headquarters for the country's largest companies and it's also where you'll discover many of Australia's greatest works of art and top Universities.

Inner-city suburbs such as Paddington and The Rocks are home to a flourishing pub-scene and some of Sydney's most fascinating markets. Coastal Bondi to Bronte entice visitors the year round, with their famed surf beaches and views that go on forever.

Encompassing an area of approximately 1120 square kilometres, an excellent train, bus and ferry service helps commuters gain access to the CBD from all outlying suburbs in the greater metropolitan area. See Where to Live Guide for Sydney

There is a very useful website for those wanting to find out which area of Sydney they may want to move to: cityhobo

[edit] Armidale

[edit] Bathurst

[edit] Broken Hill

[edit] Cessnock

[edit] Coffs Harbour

[edit] Dubbo

[edit] Gosford

[edit] Goulburn

[edit] Grafton

[edit] Griffith

[edit] Lake Macquarie

[edit] Lismore

[edit] Maitland

[edit] Newcastle

[edit] Nowra

[edit] Orange

Things about Orange


   We don’t grow Oranges but we do make exceedingly good wine
   We have several award winning restaurants and have a huge food festival in April every year
   Gold was first discovered here - well it was actually in Ophir which is just down the road
   We have a very big mine that will be around for some time to come
   All the fridges for Electrolux and other brands of Electrolux like Westinghouse in Australia are made here
   Banjo Patterson, who wrote Waltzing Matilda among other things was born here
   And finally, in another little known fact, a future European monarch went to school here


The other Wiki has a page on Orange and the local council, a half decent website here

Orange is one of 7 Evocities in NSW. If you meet certain criteria you could qualify for a $7000 relocation grant from the NSW government.

Weather

Some people think Orange is a bit chilly in winter. Being a Scot, these things are all relative and I don’t think it is cold at all, but it does fall below zero and we get frost. It has snowed once or twice but not proper snow. You need heating here - air con is not essential.

Education

There is a wide variety of government and non government schools in Orange, for all ages, including further education.

Health

Orange is lucky in having a great new purpose built hospital at Bloomfield on the Forest Road, Orange, and is a centre for excellence in mental health. It also has a private hospital, Dudley Private

Amenities

There are several supermarkets and large stores, including Myers, Bunnings, Coles, Woolworths, etc. Lots of local vineyards and great wine. Good coffee too.

Transport

Trains and planes go to Sydney regularly and it will take you about 4 hours to drive

Entertainment

There is a half decent local theatre that has a mix of professional and amateur productions as well as 5 screen cinema

Media

The local paper - Central Western Daily gives you all the local news here

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[edit] Wyong


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