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Why not move to the bush?

Posted by: 2UE | 6 June, 2012 - 12:48 PM
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Should the scheme to encourage Sydneysiders to make a tree or sea change be scrapped. Two Murrays question why fewer than 700 grants have given and what's stopping people moving to the bush.

The relocation grants were originally offered to those who sold their metropolitan home - which included Sydney, the Central Coast, Newcastle, Wollongong and the Blue Mountains - and bought an existing home in the country for up to $600,000.

However, in December last year the government was forced to extend the program because of lack of interest, and the grants were also offered to those who wanted to build their own homes.

Of the people who took up the grant, 210 moved not from Sydney, but from Newcastle, the Illawarra, Central Coast and Blue Mountains, the information obtained by the opposition showed.

The government had hoped 10,000 people would take up the grants over the four-year life of the program.


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  • Apart from this, mothers ought to stick to various other conditions also. These include a high school level or maybe any comparable accreditation. The other vital prerequisites are a applicable ss #, a proof regarding United States citizenship, plus a sound reason. Housing grants for unmarried mothers are also available for single moms, and so they appear in various sorts. The essential necessity of your children is usually a house, and being a single mother you can reduce your burden of everyday expenditures via registering for a housing grant.

    Sara N. Bassham Sunday 10 June, 2012 - 1:10 AM
  • I live just outside of bowral fuel is more expensive,electricty,telephone are more expensive.If you need any goverment services unless you are in a regional centre you will have to travel.if get really sick heart attack etc you will be shipped to sydney.Cancer or any other pernicous disease you will have to go to sydney. Life in the country unfortunately between utilities banks are closing and state and federal goverments will treat you with contempt and disdain and basically ignore until surprise surprise election time then you will be conned and scammed once again

    jag Thursday 7 June, 2012 - 10:32 AM
  • Only thing that is stopping me is work. There needs to be a central place that you can look at what work is out there and what skills you need to do the jobs available.

    Angela Wednesday 6 June, 2012 - 11:03 PM

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