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That is a great idea and I agree with doing things the right way but if needed Jessica would be happy to take classes, Also agree with making friends through the same interests.
I am quite lucky to be MCP qualified which I hope is already recognised.
We're also about to make the move to Adelaide (myself, husband, Mark and 2 daughters age 10 and 6 and our Boston Terrier). We fly out on 5th April and like you we will both be actively looking for jobs; myself in HR/ Training and my husband in Transport/ Logistics (or anything he can turn his hand to!) It's certainly daunting....notices being handed in to work this week! We're heading out from Northants I'm glad to have got christmas out of the way so we can start to plan in earnest now. Got first months' accommodations booked in Semaphore and will need to focus on longer term rental. What are you planning to do for transport when you first get out there? Do you have an idea of where you are looking to settle? Feel free to PM me and let us know how things are going.
SA SS applied for 13/05/13; EOI invitation 06/06/13; 190 Visa grant 18/10/13, Reccie 03/04/14...landed in Adelaide... 9 April 2016.
Happy New Year,
That's really great we are heading out almost the same time and with the same things to get sorted out. Like you we are shipping our dogs out so its a trip to Melbourne and sorting out a car, short / long term rental, jobs, its just mind blowing. Also how much money will be needed to kick start etc, my wife Tracey has been looking at a few areas but really we don't have a clue yet and plan to play it by ear or the good people on the forum.
I drop you a PM,
All the best
Heading to Adelaide on a 136 Resident Return Visa, we are Phil, Tracey & Jessica and doggies. Hope to meet new friends on the Forum.
Keep in mind that its the (state) school holidays from April 15 to May 2 in South Australia.
So if you haven't booked short term accommodation to start you off or are going to be arriving near then, schools will be closed between those dates and short term rentals may be hard to come by (and more expensive) if you've not booked already.
I like Port Adelaide to visit (I work there one day a week, don't like the drive to get to it however and and we have friends there). Your kids will probably enjoy a dolphin boat tour from Port Adelaide for an hour or two. We've been multiple times now and always enjoy. We take a packed lunch on the boat rather than buy the greasy food.
Also you are not too far from St Kilda adventure playground for a morning/afternoon/day. Its about 30 mins drive from Semaphore. Its had a big revamp and is more up to date now.
Also places like Henley Beach have had a revamp and are always good to go visit and enjoy.
You also have West Lakes Westfield for mall shopping a suburb over in West Lakes.
Depending on where you will be working you may want to focus on that area for the longer term but if you are going to be working a distance away, you'd do well to look at other areas in whatever direction.
With a Boston I'd make sure any long term rental you take on has good working air con as come the summer the heat can be too much and snub nosed can really struggle even indoors on hot days if there is no air con or way to cool down or keep cool. A run of 40C plus days without air con is IMHO horrible (yes we did it the first summer and I swore never again). More so if the nights stay hot and don't drop below 30C (the hot run we had some nights it stayed about 35C!). Also when looking at areas to settle longer term check out the dog parks in the surrounding area to make sure you've got options for places to exercise him/her. There is always the beach of course (subject to by laws) and depending on the area some lovely walks and trails but the metropolitan Adelaide area its often dog parks or walking bike/footpaths along the storm drains and so on. Not the greatest in some areas thats for sure.
Semaphore is about as far north as Brighton is South (well about 1km further but near enough) and I can't see any particular reason why you would want to go to go anywhere south unless you were having a day out and 45 minutes isn't that much for a day trip anyway. No reason to go past the airport that often either, although getting in to the CBD could be a pain from there, but then getting in to the CBD can be a pain from anywhere. I do agree though that work location can make a difference to where you might want to live long term but really the only good place to be based to get to work anywhere is the CBD.
Distance from the Adelaide CBD doesn't tell the whole story. Another important factor is the type / speed of roads that commuters will be using.
I live in Port Noarlunga which is 10km further from the CBD than Semaphore. However, my travel would take in 20 km of the southern expressway and the travel time for me into the city would be 3 or 4 minutes longer than someone travelling from Semaphore.
One way of looking at it is to draw a 7km circle around the Adelaide CBD. If I travel into the city it's free flowing at 100km/h until I get to Bedford Park (Flinders), and only then do I hit the traffic. It takes me 12 minutes to get from Port Noarlunga to the 7km ring and this 7km from the city is where I will sit in traffic. They are starting the Darlington upgrade and this will reduce my travel time by another 4 minutes when it's completed although it will be disruptive whilst the roadworks are happening.
As Nic F has said unless you live very close or in the CBD you will have traffic to contend with and discounting outlying suburbs due to travel considerations doesn't always take into account that the traffic congestion doesn't occur all the way into the city when travelling from the south...just when you reach the 7km ring.
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