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Discussion in 'Home Power and Microgeneration' started by Redmondite, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. hoot

    hoot Guest

    Mate... that's a nice score.
    In the area i bought, a nice big shed and power and water at the boundary
    would easily double the price i paid, maybe more. Not many 5 acre blocks
    available in the area though. Subdivision of larger holdings has been all
    but stopped. IIRC min 100 acre lots now.
     
  2. hoot

    hoot Guest


    Building height restrictions in NSW are expressed in either Metres or
    Stories depending on the council and the zoning but when determining those
    limits, tree height is definately a factor. I was at a council meeting
    before christmass where this was clearly stated, in response to an argument
    that stemmed from an application for raising the limit.
    Just curious...Why so dark on the poms??
     
  3. Guest

    Tell me....any jobs in the La Grange area?
    Well I do CAD work for a ling now but looking for
    something different to do

    John
     
  4. News

    News Guest

    No intention of going there whatsoever. Coast to coast, 3000 miles totally
    devoid of culture of any description. Not my sort of place.
    It is clear you have taken the rugby world cup defeat to heart. A good
    tonking was given out. Accept it!

    I do like the drink from down there though.

    I like the Pom Victorire, Champain 2003 from the Shatio Campo

    Matured over several years, this robust
    performer has been enjoyed by the English
    for some time.

    Australians may find it hard to swallow
    due to its bitter aftertaste, which can
    last for four years.

    Best served cold with humble pie or
    barbecued wings.

    100% proof
    20 pts

    A real excellent Australian Whine
    made from pure sour grapes.
     
  5. News

    News Guest

    Anyway, what is a Yank doing down there. You have the land of freedom, bla,
    bla, bla. Got a thing about Fosters larger? The Ausssies don't know the
    meaning of beer, tat is why they call it XXXX. Suppose better than
    Budweiser.
     
  6. Damien

    Damien Guest

    No, we officially hit 20 million a couple of weeks ago.

    Damien
     
  7. Damien

    Damien Guest

    You'd pay more than that just for a deposit on a _block_ of land these days, and forget about it if you've got ocean
    frontage! A small block of land at Batemans Bay (a town of maybe 10,000 or so 4 hours south of Sydney) goes for around
    $200,000 - more than double what it was only 12 months ago. Similar story all up and down the coast. Even in Bathurst, 3
    hours inland, land prices are skyrocketing - my parents made over $50,000 on a block of land (not even a 1/4 acre!) in
    only 3 months. You can forget all about paying reasonable prices for land anywhere within a half days drive of Sydney,
    its completely ridiculous the prices being asked. In some parts of Sydney, even a rickety old dump that is falling down
    around you can fetch upwards of $500,000 in the right areas.

    Head out west though, and it gets a bit better. A friend of mine bought 25 acres midway between Goulbourn and Canberra
    for $70,000, and another friend who lives in central Queensland said land there can be had for around $10,000 for 1000
    acres. Of course, in an area like that a "big" town will still only have a couple thousand people maximum, and you're
    the better part of a days drive from "civilisation" - but that is what makes them so appealing, isn't it?
    Nor in Australia, not if it has ocean frontage. Even in remote areas, million dollar price tags aren't uncommon, simply
    because it is by the sea. If you want cheap land here, the only place to go is a long way inland. Of course, part of the
    reason for that is that many areas are entering their third year (or more) of continuous drought, which has quite a
    negative impact on prices.
    It's not so much a case of having a "frontier attitude" as simply not giving a shit. If we want to do something, and
    there isn't any rule saying we can't then we just do - and if there is, we do it anyway and hope no one catches us! :)
    Life is way to short to let other people tell you how to live it.

    Damien
     
  8. Damien

    Damien Guest

    Where abouts are you? I'm in Bathurst, and have also spent many years in Canberra, and I can assure you that the temp
    goes below freezing all too regularly in both! And Oberon (only 40min from here, and about 2 1/2 hours from Sydney for
    those that don't know where it is) gets a decent amount of snow each winter.

    I'd never heard anything about height restrictions being related to trees - but as you say, on your typical bush block,
    it's hardly going to be much of a problem!

    Damien
     
  9. Damien

    Damien Guest

    Mate, the only people that drink Fosters are the bloody poms - and they're welcome to it! And civilised people don't
    drink XXXX either, we leave that for the banana benders (Queenslanders to all you folk in the US) - real men drink VB or
    Tooheys. And only the women drink Bud over here. :)

    Damien
     
  10. hoot

    hoot Guest

    Canberra, and I can assure you that the temp
    here, and about 2 1/2 hours from Sydney for
    trees - but as you say, on your typical bush block,

    Damien... once you get over those mountains all bets are off.
    I'm north of Sydney in the lower reaches of the Hunter valley not far from
    Cessnock.
    I am quite familiar with Bathurst in winter, i had Grandparents living there
    when i was a kid.
    Still get out that way a few times a year to visit friends in Orange. From
    memory they got a bit of snow back in July/August when i was there last,
    Bathurst too maybe??
    H.
     
  11. Damien

    Damien Guest

    Yep, Orange got some, but they're slighty higher and more exposed - Bathurst is a tad lower (only about 650/670m iirc -
    and I think Oberon is up around 800/900m). Every few years we might get a light fall (and probably not even that often),
    but it almost always melts as/before it hits the ground. Canberra was pretty much the same (and about the same height),
    but the Brindabella Ranges (15 minutes out of town, and about 200m higher up) always got a decent covering in winter,
    and of course the Snowies are only about an hour or so south - you always knew when it had snowed if there was a
    southerly blowing, I can promise you!!

    Damien
     
  12. News

    News Guest

    No we are not welcome to it. It is akin to Maidens water.
    Isn't VB a bitter, not a larger?
    Children drink that here. Silly teenagers, who wouldn't know a good beer if
    they fell in one.
     
  13. Bughunter

    Bughunter Guest

    Well, tell me I'm not crazy, and that there was a time when the prices were
    that low. Even many years ago, I was astounded to read that real estate
    advertisement. Might have been something odd about that property to make it
    an exception, but I did read that ad while on a week visit to Sydney.

    Had the best chinese food I ever at some hole in the wall chnese resturant,
    and a near fatal sunburn walking around the zoo in mid summer.

    I did enjoy the hospitality of the Aussies. Good people. Self-sufficient
    free spirits. I'd like to visit again.

    days, and forget about it if you've got ocean
    so 4 hours south of Sydney) goes for around
    all up and down the coast. Even in Bathurst, 3
    on a block of land (not even a 1/4 acre!) in
    anywhere within a half days drive of Sydney,
    even a rickety old dump that is falling down
    acres midway between Goulbourn and Canberra
    there can be had for around $10,000 for 1000
    couple thousand people maximum, and you're
    makes them so appealing, isn't it?
    million dollar price tags aren't uncommon, simply
    go is a long way inland. Of course, part of the
    of continuous drought, which has quite a
    giving a shit. If we want to do something, and
    do it anyway and hope no one catches us! :)
     
  14. Steve Spence

    Steve Spence Guest

    I'm looking at 60 acres for $35k down the road. All woods, 600' feet
    roadside, with $0.045/kWh hydroelectric, phone and cable (tv/Internet)
    available at roadside.

    --
    Steve Spence
    Renewable energy and sustainable living
    http://www.green-trust.org
    Donate $30 or more to Green Trust, and receive
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    the Fuel Tank", the premier documentary of
    biodiesel and vegetable oil powered diesels.
     
  15. Steve Spence

    Steve Spence Guest

    Found a better deal 12 miles down the road.

    285 acres, farm house, and 2 barns, $129K


    --
    Steve Spence
    Renewable energy and sustainable living
    http://www.green-trust.org
    Donate $30 or more to Green Trust, and receive
    a copy of Joshua Tickell's "From the Fryer to
    the Fuel Tank", the premier documentary of
    biodiesel and vegetable oil powered diesels.
     
  16. Guest

    Found a better deal 12 miles down the road.
    Where you live Steve?
     
  17. Steve Spence

    Steve Spence Guest

    St. Lawrence County, New York. Just north of the Adirondacks.


    --
    Steve Spence
    Renewable energy and sustainable living
    http://www.green-trust.org
    Donate $30 or more to Green Trust, and receive
    a copy of Joshua Tickell's "From the Fryer to
    the Fuel Tank", the premier documentary of
    biodiesel and vegetable oil powered diesels.
     
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