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Anyone - working and living in Murray & Riverina, NSW

Old Sep 12th 2009, 6:38 am
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Hi,

Appreciate any information you may have about living and working in Murray & Riverina areas in NSW for a family with kids.

We are looking at this area thinking that Melbourne is about 3 hrs from Albury and it would be easier for kids to visit friends and family there. We don't have any family or freinds in other cities we have got sponsorship - SA & WA

We have teenage kids and therefore schools and activities would be on top of our list!!

Weather,Housing, Schools, Univerties and any other info will be highly appreicated.


Thank you

Mari
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Default Re: Anyone - working and living in Murray & Riverina, NSW

Used to live in that area

Just some general points

Main towns along the border are rated by distance from Melb.
Echuca/ Moama 2hrs Melb.
expensive housing ,very touristy ,very good amenities
Swan Hill/ Murray Downs
the cheapest for housing (not Murray Downs its expensive)
Albury/Wodonga
expensive housing, good schools private + public,good Hospitals private + public. Rail link Syd/ Melb.Close to the snowfields.

Expensive housing means the top areas $500,000+ but there is a huge range in all cities

Wagga has the Charles Sturt Uni ,very similar to Albury in other respects . Albury+ Wagga have large defence establishments nearby
hence very good medical facilities.

Air Travel see.
http://www.rex.com.au/
Griffith in the northern Riverina is well worth a look also
All have 7 day trading
Griffith 24hr supermarkets

There are of course lots of other towns, I think it would really depend on getting a job to where you go rather than deciding on a particular town without a job.

As for Uni. to go to ( I,m unsure if you are able to get remote education allowance ) southern border (NSW) go to any of the Melb.
Uni,s , further north they usually end up ANU (Canberra ) CSU or Newcastle ( it has a good arrangement with the northern schools)
but you can apply to any Uni if you so wish.

The climate is hotter the further north and west you go with winters a
bit longer the further east


If you like long warm periods Griffith, can be very hot in summer but
I have experienced summers where it never got over 30c

Don,t quite know how this helps
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Old Sep 22nd 2009, 6:23 am
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Thanks for the feedback. Not possible to go to Uni in other cities if we are on 475 visa in this part. Appreciate more feedback from people who are living in these areas. Tks
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