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Unexpected opportunities in Riverina towns highlight the benefits of regional living

Lifelong learning allows Lockhart local to find new drive   An abundance of advantages weighed the scales heavily in favour of a Country Change to Lockhart for Jon Bartolo and his family. “It was amazing how many boxes this town ticks!” he said.   Lockhart – a Country Changer’s Goldmine Lockhart Shire truly is a Country Changer’s gold mine. Under the guise of a quiet quintessential country town, Lockhart...

Affordable living in the country leads to creative change in the Riverina

The benefits of entrepreneurship in a Connected Lifestyle Region   Temora – the Friendly Shire There’s a common misconception that you need to be born in an area to be considered a ‘local’, but this couldn’t be further from the truth in Temora. Whether you’ve spent your whole life there, are a Country Changer or a Regional Returner, you’ll always be made to feel like a local....

COVER IMAGE Country Change Magazine 2020

NEW! Country Change Magazine

Launched today, the Country Change 2020 Magazine showcases 10 Riverina Council areas including Coolamon, Cootamundra-Gundagai, Greater Hume, Griffith, Leeton, Lockhart, Narrandera, Snowy Valleys, Temora and Wagga Wagga. The magazine was launched by Member for Riverina and Deputy Prime Minister the Hon Michael McCormack MP in Wagga Wagga. Featuring personal stories from people who have relocated to the Riverina, information on the Indigenous history of the region,...

A Riverina remedy nourishing holistic health and vitality

Why a Country Change is a perfect prescription for mental and physical health The current global pandemic definitely has more of us contemplating our health and wellbeing than ever before. Anyone watching the news or current affairs will be aware that the spread of viruses and disease can be more detrimental in areas with a densely packed population. Unsurprisingly then, more people than ever before are...

Appealing lifestyles and affordable housing, a reality in regional NSW

The amplified advantages of a Riverina Country Change   Appealing lifestyles Many-a-city-dweller has dreamed of an escape to the country while stuck in the rush and congestion of a daily commute, but the impact of lockdowns and sheltering-in-place due to the global pandemic has pushed more people to explore the concept further. What folk are realising, as they sit in their small apartments or Lego-like suburbs, is how...

Take your job on a Country Change

Maintaining ideal lifestyles while retaining optimal employment in the beautiful Riverina Making a tree change is a lovely notion; however, practicalities of employment can be a dampener. Thankfully, the growing trend of ‘taking your job with you’ is enabling both the young and the experienced to make a Country Change much sooner.  For many young professionals, moving between companies to gain experience and promotion is not...

10 Top Reasons for a Country Change to the Riverina 

Benefits of Regional Living over City Life It's not surprising that many Country Changers report similar benefits when discussing their move to the Riverina. Affordability and work-life balance are very high on the list of advantages. At the same time, the beautiful natural landscapes and agricultural bounties are the icing on the cake. Here we'll cover the top ten benefits that the Riverina provides for...

Propagating a Greater Hume tree change with an award-winning nursery

Happiness and horticulture in Holbrook   The rolling green hills, clean air, thriving livestock and flourishing crops in the town of Holbrook, in the Riverina’s Greater Hume, ticked all the boxes for Tim and Kelly Glass’ Country Change.   Moving from city hustle to leafy rustle  After years of running on the corporate treadmill in Melbourne, the couple wanted more influence on their lifestyle and a more suitable future...

Tumbarumba: a place to call home no matter where you’re from

Snowy Valleys: a place to call home no matter where you’re from

Opportunity plus contribution equal fulfilment   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYQXR_JU-tg&feature=youtu.be[/embed]   For the Southwell family, a toddler and a newborn were no barrier to making a Country Change from the coastal city of Batemans Bay. Having both grown up in regional areas, Tom and Helle Southwell were keen to make a move that would give their boys the same lifestyle and opportunities they enjoyed growing up.   [gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="6292"]   A perfect place...