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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by Claire & Ryan, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. Claire & Ryan

    Claire & Ryan New Member

    Hi all
    We are just in the process of applying for our Self Sponsored 457 and are looking for suggestions on good areas for a young family that are close to all amenities!

    Any suggestions would be most greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance
    Claire and Ryan
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2010

  2. DeMontfort

    DeMontfort Guest

    Hi Claire and Ryan,

    I'm making the move to Brisbane with my wife and 2 year old son in January 2011. The company I'm joining have hired a relocation specialist to assist us in finding a suitable rental location - we completed two questionnaires on lifestyle and family so that they could get a feel for areas that may suit us. I'm a design engineer and my wife is a stay-at-home mum and we're really into enjoying life with our son, so maybe this can give you a feel for the types of things we were looking for. I posted an introduction of myself on this site and got some good feedback from other posters, so maybe you could have a search for that.

    We've been advised to look at the inner suburbs first so that we can get our bearings, but our intention is to move out asap to a suburb with more modern accommodation than you'll find in the inner suburbs - not negating that fact that you'll find modern appartments in the inner suburbs also.

    We'll be staying in the company appartment in Fortitude Valley for 5 weeks then moving to our first rental property which, on advice of the relocation specialist, is likely to be one of the following: new farm; teneriffe; newstead; auchenflower; taringa; toowong; paddington; red hill; ashgrove; bardon; indooroopilly; st lucia; clayfield. That said, we have been very impressed with Carindale and Wakerley, and in addition to this will be looking more out to the bay to places such as: sandgate; brighton; shorncliffe.

    Once settled in Brisbane I'll log on and give a wee update but until then, good luck.
  3. Claire & Ryan

    Claire & Ryan New Member

    Thank you so much - have had a little look at your first thread - it is all so mind blowing!!!
    As I said, we just don't know where to start. Thats really handy your new employer has got you a relocation specialist - unfortunately, because we are doing self sponsorship, we don't have that luxury although might find it could be money well spent - I take it you have found them to be pretty good? What's the company called? might be worth having a look at them!

    Thanks again - and good luck with your move next month - I bet you can't wait. I hope your wife settles in well with your son - I will definitely be looking to get in touch with toddler groups with my two boys who are currently 10 months and 3 1/2 yrs. Mind you, probably by the time we get everything sorted the eldest will be thinking about pre-school.

    Would love to hear an update - take care

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