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"Crowded, polluted and a mess"..... Sydney!

Old May 30th 2005, 11:43 am
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Old May 30th 2005, 10:17 pm
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Default Re: "Crowded, polluted and a mess"..... Sydney!

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More good reasons to head up North to QLD
 
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Default Re: "Crowded, polluted and a mess"..... Sydney!

Originally Posted by OzTennis
Its alive and great to live in but not for the reasons most want to come to Oz for. We may get the unrealistic commute times coming in soon.

Melbourne will be next followed by Brisbane.
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Old May 30th 2005, 10:37 pm
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Default Re: "Crowded, polluted and a mess"..... Sydney!

Originally Posted by OzTennis
So Oz,
If i move to the middle of the outback upon arrival and make it 103 as my family arrives, and I should soon expect neighbours then as Sydney expands to fill the whole continent!

I think it will all be ok.

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Default Re: "Crowded, polluted and a mess"..... Sydney!

Originally Posted by bondipom
Its alive and great to live in but not for the reasons most want to come to Oz for. We may get the unrealistic commute times coming in soon.

Melbourne will be next followed by Brisbane.
Yeah, hang on! It'll be 20 years before Brisbane gets that bad and by then the QLD government will have finally pulled their finger out and built a Brisbane western bypass, so it might not ever get as bad as Sydney. And by that stage, I won't care anyway. Commute? Pah!

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Default Re: "Crowded, polluted and a mess"..... Sydney!

Originally Posted by OzTennis
Frank Sinatra having a down day:

Home On The Range

O give me a home where the buffaloes roam
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day

Chorus: Home, home on the range,
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day

Where the air is so pure and the zephyrs so free
And the breezes so balmy and light
That I would not exchange my home on the range
For all of the cities so bright

(repeat chorus)

How often at night when the heavens are bright
With the light of the glittering stars
I stand there amazed & I ask as I gaze
Does their glory exceed that of ours?

(repeat chorus)
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Default Re: "Crowded, polluted and a mess"..... Sydney!

Originally Posted by OzTennis
You could easily change the word 'Sydney' to 'London' and most of that article would read the same!
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Default Re: "Crowded, polluted and a mess"..... Sydney!

Originally Posted by OzTennis
I completely agree!

This is the reason we live near but not in the city. We often travel to the city and surrounds but would never consider living anywhere there, the houses look too pushed in and there is just too much traffic for our liking.

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Old May 31st 2005, 8:23 am
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Default Re: "Crowded, polluted and a mess"..... Sydney!

We are in process and will be heading for sydney, have brother over there in Harbord, we are looking at surrounding areas ie. Narrabeen, Curl Curl and Harbord. Have read alot of posts about Sydney should i be questioning my areas. Obviously am aware that compared to other parts of Aus, its far from perfect but surely compared with here (Essex) its a far better place.
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Default Re: "Crowded, polluted and a mess"..... Sydney!

Originally Posted by jayney
We are in process and will be heading for sydney, have brother over there in Harbord, we are looking at surrounding areas ie. Narrabeen, Curl Curl and Harbord. Have read alot of posts about Sydney should i be questioning my areas. Obviously am aware that compared to other parts of Aus, its far from perfect but surely compared with here (Essex) its a far better place.
Having returned yesterday to Essex from Sydney yesterday I can confirm it is definitely much better than London. We looked at the north shores but the problem is a bus link only so instead we're thinking about heading south when we can be a 30 to 45 minute commute into work and a 10 minute drive from the beach plus we can get a huge 4 bedroom house for the same price as we're selling our little 2 bed for, or we might go for Balmain where we can go to work by ferry and can get a 2 bed house for the same price as our 2 bed house in Essex and if necessary walk home after a night out in town. Can't wait to get back there.
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funny thing. ive been here just over a year and still not stood in dog shit once i must be runnin out of luck though
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Default Re: "Crowded, polluted and a mess"..... Sydney!

Originally Posted by OzTennis
Yup, and despite all that it's still gorgeous.

I was down at the Quay at the weekend. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, it was absolutely, bloody, fantastic.

Wouldn't live anywhere else!
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Default Re: "Crowded, polluted and a mess"..... Sydney!

Originally Posted by nickyc
Yup, and despite all that it's still gorgeous.

I was down at the Quay at the weekend. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, it was absolutely, bloody, fantastic.

Wouldn't live anywhere else!
yeh i agree with u nickyc
the place is a shithole
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Default Re: "Crowded, polluted and a mess"..... Sydney!

I don't know what the replies have been saying after BP's (3rd) because my firewall says:

Access Denied
The requested document, http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=305857, will not be shown.

Reason: DDR score = 52. This page will not be displayed because it contains prohibited words or it has exceeded its tolerance of questionable words.

I'll wait 'til page 2 appears.

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Default Re: "Crowded, polluted and a mess"..... Sydney!

Originally Posted by OzTennis
I don't know what the replies have been saying after BP's (3rd) because my firewall says:

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The requested document, http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=305857, will not be shown.

Reason: DDR score = 52. This page will not be displayed because it contains prohibited words or it has exceeded its tolerance of questionable words.

I'll wait 'til page 2 appears.

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I can only see one response from BP - but there are the words 'sh*t', 'blo*dy' and 'sh*thole' in the following posts!

Maybe three naughty words are your limit
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