Friday, 15 June 2012

Moving to Australia - In the Spotlight: Queensland

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In this article, we look at living in the state of Queensland.

Moving to Australia - The State of Queensland

Situated in the North East of Australia’s mainland, the state of Queensland has a population of 4.5 million with thousands more emigrating here every year.  Queensland is currently the fastest growing state in Australia with the best performing economy.  Such rapid economic growth and a growing reputation for innovation have earned Queensland an accolade as the ‘Smart State’.  The Government of Queensland is continually encouraging highly skilled workers to the state to support its growth in return for high standards of living and excellent working conditions.  Of particular importance are the consolidation of industries such as agriculture, mining and tourism and increasingly new technologies in the areas of communications, IT, construction, engineering, biotechnology, health and education.

Australia’s second largest state, Queensland, is surrounded by vibrant modern cities and natural beauty in abundance.  As well as its thriving economy, Queensland offers the lowest costs of living in Australia, a relaxed lifestyle, enviable climate and great food and wine, making it an increasingly popular location for immigrants.  Occupying the same latitude as the likes of Rio de Janeiro, Fiji and Tahiti in the southern hemisphere, and Hawaii and the Caribbean in the northern hemisphere, means that Queensland benefits from a sub-tropical climate, with warm, humid summers and mild, clear winters.

Queensland is perhaps best known for its pristine coastline, in particular the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef and Fraser Island - the world’s largest sand island. However it is also the location of the world’s oldest tropical rainforests and a vast outback.

Brisbane, the state capital, has a population of 1.6 million and a reputation built on its laid back way of life.  It enjoys an average of 263 days of sunshine and 10.5hrs of daylight.  These two factors alone probably account for why so many people decide to call Brisbane home. 

As with the rest of Queensland, Brisbane benefits from a thriving economy, predominantly based on IT and finance.  Many Australian and International companies, including Asia-Pacific Aerospace, have chosen Brisbane as a base.

Cairns is a coastal city located in the Far North Queensland region.  It is the fourth most popular destination for international tourists in Australia after Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane due to its close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef.  A spectacular backdrop of lush tropical mountains and sparkling Coral Sea make Cairns a truly wonderful place to visit, let alone live.  Cairns attracts a significant number of Australian holidaymakers so it is not surprising that tourism is the number one industry in this city.  A close second is shopping, with Cairns Centre located in the SBD, Stockland Cairns in the suburb of Earlville and recently refurbished Westcourt - one of the city’s oldest shopping centres.  The Cairns Esplanade Foreshore and Lagoon offers year round swimming, a stunning location for a picnic and a boardwalk for jogging, cycling or a romantic sunset walk.  You can also see weekly entertainment in the form of live music, fire twirling, animal shows and famed Cairns buskers.

The Gold Coast offers yet another truly beautiful place to live in Queensland; choose to live by the beach, opt for a river view on one of the canals or up in the mountains by the Hinterland.  There is also plentiful housing in the middle of town or in the suburbs which are perfect for raising a family.  Australia’s largest non-capital city, the Gold Coast is the sixth largest city in Australia and is fast becoming the regional sporting events capital.  With some 500,000 residents and host to millions of visitors very year, the Gold Coast is a particularly exciting community to live in.  With over 50 suburbs to choose from and new ones being created every year to cater for the rapid growth in population, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Despite the relaxed beach life culture, the fast population growth has seen a big expansion in the number and quality of education and health services on the Gold Coast.

If coastal or city living are not for you then a country location such as Normanton could be what you are looking for.  Normanton is a small cattle town located on the Norman River in the Gulf Country region of the northwest of Queensland.  The Gulf Country, or Gulf Savannah as it is sometimes referred to due to the golden savannah grasslands which it resides on, is home to an abundance of wildlife.  From this beautiful country location you will get to enjoy an outdoors lifestyle in a rustic landscape which boasts stunning sunrises and sunsets. There is a real sense of freedom in Normanton; a strong community spirit in a relaxed and friendly environment is certainly a big part of this town’s appeal.

Other popular residential areas in Queensland include the coastal towns of Surfers Paradise, Gladstone and Rockhampton and inland towns such as Cloncurry, Emerald and Charleville.

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