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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...

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...

Welcoming generations of families and businesses.

Cootamundra - where you can have a life, not just earn a living.   [caption id="attachment_6252" align="alignleft" width="420"] Nina, Luke and Austin[/caption] Originally based in Canberra, Nina and Luke Piotrowicz had built themselves a good life in the nation’s capital, taking advantage of everything the city offered. But after a time, the high mortgage, ever-increasing fees and continual parking charges began to overtake the enjoyment of the...

Leeton – A Great Place to Stay.

How to make a Country Change, work   With a population of just over eleven-thousand*, you might be tempted to think of this place as ‘just another country town’ to pass through on your way to somewhere else. But Leeton has plenty of reasons for you to stick around.   Wayne and Mia Bond liked this Riverina township so much they stayed. And as owners of the Leeton...

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...