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What’s great about living in the Riverina?

The benefits of country living in review.   2019 was a big year for the Riverina in many positive ways, so for this month, we’d like to take you on a journey of all the great stories, people and triumphs we have covered on Country Change.   Housing It’s no secret that the cost of living in metro areas is at least double the cost of living in regional...

Coolamon kids: Prepared for the future. Cared for by the whole community

The advantages of raising your kids in a country town    As a parent, you want to do as much as humanly possible to raise wonderful adults that are balanced, well-educated and empathetic. You worry about bad influences, giving them enough of your time and sending them to the right school. With so much to weigh-up and consider as a parent, it’s not surprising that one of...

A new found respect

A young Narrandera businessman’s country change to home   When Patrick Dawson left Narrandera in regional New South Wales as a determined 18-year-old law student, he thought it would be for good. Nine years later, he returned. A decision that propelled his career exponentially….   Patrick’s plan was laid out perfectly in his head the day he left his family home. Work hard, enjoy the beach - and...

Lockhart Shire’s go-getting businesses using digital technology to create, connect and conquer!

The small country town opening global doors   Head 520 kilometres south-west of Sydney and you’ll find an emerging powerhouse of connected and thriving businesses. Despite having a population of just 3,200, Lockhart Shire entrepreneurs are fired up to outperform city-based competitors and step onto a global stage. In fact, the region is an incubator for small business.   Bernard Salt addresses benchmarks for regional prosperity and social...

GPs, Nurses, Engineers and Accountants: the Riverina needs YOU

Your Future is here With the waves crashing on Wagga Beach, the billowing water flowing from Paddy’s River Falls, and the poignant pines ready to envelop your senses along the Sugar Pine Walk in the Snowy Valleys, it’s no wonder Riverina’s unemployment rate has been steadily dropping over the last 12 months! The word around Australia’s best kept secret is starting to get out, with...

Temora: A place where people and businesses thrive

How a move to the country could be the best decision for your future   Renowned nationally as the friendliest town in NSW, Temora is also a place where you can thrive.   It has all the perks of country living. No long commutes, asupportive and welcoming community, medical services and great schools. And you don’t have to be a millionaire to own a home. But Temora offers much...

Find a greater life in Greater Hume

7 ‘Greater’ reasons to make a Country Change this year   Education options, jobs, business opportunities, red-tape reduction for startups, and less mortgage stress, all within an easy drive to the conveniences of two major regional cities. So where is Greater Hume? This Shire is conveniently located between New South Wales’ two biggest inland regional cities, Wagga Wagga and Albury, in the southern Riverina region. The Shire...

Dream big. Plan smart. Why Griffith businesses are set for success

Boredom in the country - not an option Why Griffith is the place for business growth and beauty   We have a myth to dispel and it may shock you. Country life is far from boring. In fact, if you choose it, your life and career, could get a ‘big buzz’ injection. So let us introduce you to Griffith.   Griffith is a thriving regional city in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation...

Lockhart is open for business!

Why now is the perfect time to do business in the country.   If you’ve been looking for the perfect time and place to launch your business idea, it’s time to take a closer look at Lockhart Shire. The Shire consists of the township of Lockhart, and the smaller villages of The Rock, Yerong Creek, Pleasant Hills and Milbrulong. Nestled comfortably between Wagga Wagga and the twin...

Coolamon Shire: The Best of Both Worlds

  Are you a wannabe Country-changer? Maybe you’ve been doing the research about making a Country Change, but you’re not quite ready to give up your city creature comforts just yet? Well, while you’re slugging away on your city mortgage, let us open the door to a place where the home loan repayments are less than half that of Sydneysiders’ (and no, it’s not somewhere over...