moving to Perth

Submitted: Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 21:02
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Hi guys we are moving to Perth at the end of the month.What i would like to know is were is there a good area to live.We have 3 small boys and 2 small dogs.I would like to join a 4x4 club and also a rugby club.As we do not know anyone there
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Reply By: Bitsumishin - Mike A (WA) - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 21:51

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 21:51
Uppy, Evrywhere in WA is great. Suggest you rent close to work, then you can look around & explore the sort of area you'd like to stay longer term. As for 4x4 clubs, Northside 4 Wheel Drive (about 20ks north of Perth) welcomes families. Email me when you get here & I can arrange to bring you along as a visitor to see if its the sort of club that interests you.Here's Mud in your Tyre
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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 15:04

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 15:04
Hi Mike , thanks for your reply.Im very interested in the 4x4 club,We are going to rent for awhile,the company are going to put us up until we find a house.My e-mail is uppy@yahoo.com .au it would be great to hook up.Currantly live in Leeton nsw.Small town about 2hours from Hay ,so Perth is going to be a big eye opener for my boys.so keep in touch
regards uppy
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Reply By: Chris (W.A.) - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 22:16

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 22:16
Stick to north the river mate, best side for living. I say this as the North and north eastern corridors are growing far quicker than any other areas and I've also heard that the areas are ideal for young families. Whichever way you look at it, to head off 4WDing around Perth from one side to the other doesnt take long unlike bigger capitals.
North coast you have runs along the beach through Wedge, Cervantes etc and South coast you have some good spots on the beach too. If you like slippery slopes and mud (winter) on your back step, live in the hills.
You get the more foresty sort of camping areas south of Perth which are nice.
As far as I know Joondalup still have a rugby team. I spent my teenage years in Ipswich, QLD and upon returning to Perth took up American football as it was closest to Rugby - harder hitting than AFL. Thank god my high school introduced rugby not long after. Like all sports it's grown a fair bit so there would be a few teams north and south the river.
Nicer dog beaches along the coast from Marmion to Quinns Rocks. I'd try the net for rugby clubs.

Regards,Nice southerly coastal fishing trip someday.
Chris
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 23:05

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 23:05
I disagree Chris - South of the river is best (This should start another war).

But I do agree there is a lot of places to play in the dirt (or sand) that are not too far away from the city.
Palmyra Rugby club is a good strong club (but that's because it is south of the river).
Cheers
Allan
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Follow Up By: Member - Alan- Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 15:15

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 15:15
Yes, North coastal is best. Live near to work and near to play, that's what I've always tried to do.
Hasn't always worked that way though as I spent heaps of time thousands of klms. away from home.
Anyway, which ever side you decide on, try to stay close to the water. Great for the kids swimming with none of a pools maintenance probs.
Great for cooling breezes while you're sucking on a tin or stubby at the end of the day.
Great for fishing and launching the boat.
What more can be said?
Enjoy.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 15:17

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 15:17
Thanks Chris and Allan, for your replies,the company is going to put us up ,until we find a house there.Ive been in touch with the wa rugby union so ill be able to find a club.What we are thinking off doing is have a get together,drinks etc... when we arrive about the end off the month,if you are interested our e-mail is uppy@yahoo.com.au Looking forward to meeting you guys
regards uppy
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Follow Up By: Member - Tim&jan - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 18:11

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 18:11
too right dont listen to criss better off down the southern corridors we take life easy not that hussle and bussle you get up north gu bush basha
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Follow Up By: Member - Errol (York WA) - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 18:47

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 18:47
There,re all wrong Uppy ! Out here in the country is best , Only 80 ks to midland and even shorter to 4x4 country . but living near to work is probley best . Welcom to the west to you all !Why go overseas when you can ExplorOz
ERROL
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Reply By: Alex H - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 23:28

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 23:28
G'day,
For access to 4wd areas I'd recommend the Rockingham area (south). I can put you onto a good 3bedroom brick house with a big workshop and storage shed thats for sale in Port Kennedy...
Cheers,
Alex.
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Follow Up By: Moneypit - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 01:25

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 01:25
Which would be terrific given the unexploded bombs in the area. Could go four wheelin' in your own back yard.

Flame retardent jacket being put on - awaiting the arrival of the bombardment from the southerners. At least they don't have far to go to get their hands on some hardware. All they need is a tank or mortar to send it to us.

Give Perth a miss altogether and move somewhere north of the poverty line [26th parallel]

4WD out the backyard and Rugby Clubs in Karratha, Wickham, Hedland and only 250K's to an away game. Good fun days.

Me
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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 15:24

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 15:24
Thanks Alex and money pit,Im use to travelling to away games i live in Leeton nsw a bout 2 hours from Hay.as ive said to the other guys we are thinking of having a get together ,so if interested e-mail me at uppy@yahoo.com.au
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Reply By: Pluto - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 12:46

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 12:46
Hi Uppy,

I don't think it realy matters, living North or South of the river. probably the best is to start with a rental close to work and take your time getting to know the city. Wherever you settle down, it's not like commuting into Sydney from Parramatta.

The off road access is good all around the city. So location is not a big issue. You might consider contacting West Coast 4x4, a web based club with membership spread from Rockingham to Quinns Rocks. Tell 'em Pluto sent you.
Get out there & have Fun!!!
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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 15:30

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 15:30
Thanks for the reply,Pluto we live in a small town so its great to hear that Perth is like a big country town.If you want e-mail me uppy@yahoo.com.au so we can get together when we arrive.
regards uppy
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Follow Up By: Pluto - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 19:16

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 19:16
Sorry Uppy,

Your email address bounced. Have you only just set it up? Or, has it been idle for a while? I'll try a resend tonight.

Catching up would be good. Take you for a drive somewhere.

PlutoGet out there & have Fun!!!
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Reply By: jeff-wa - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 14:07

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 14:07
If you have not figured already the "northies" and "southies" have very different opinions, work in security and we do both residential and business alarms, cameras, guards etc if you want to know what a suburb is like just email me @ jeff@austechsurveillance.com.au and I'll tell you what I think. (I try to keep my north prefferences out of my comments!) ;-)
But I can't agree more, live near your work if you can! It may not take you long to get from one end of Perth to the other but the km's clock up pretty quick! I drive 80kms a day round trip from home to work, the fuel alone sucks, but it's the wear and tear and added services that are the killer! When you include quotes and jobs I can somtimes do 250-300km in a day of just city driving.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 15:35

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 15:35
Thanks Jeff-wa, We will take you up on the offer.When we arrive about the end of the month we are thinking of a get together if you are interested e-mail me at uppy@yahoo.com.au thanks
regards uppy
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Follow Up By: jeff-wa - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 16:03

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 16:03
Your email address bounced back uppy, but count me in on the get together.
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Reply By: Boeing - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 20:40

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 20:40
Uppy, North is the best no question as it is on the Kimberley side of the Narrows Bridge or is that bridges now?
To be honest when the work starts on the Perth to Mandurah train line the traffic coming South to the City is going to be an absolute nightmare!!

Cheers

Mark
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Follow Up By: Mike - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 03:37

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 03:37
Hey Uppy, you might as well stay in NSW as we play Australian Rules over here not Rubgy...............LOL
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Follow Up By: Mike - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 03:37

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 03:37
Hey Uppy, you might as well stay in NSW as we play Australian Rules over here not Rubgy...............LOL
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Follow Up By: Mike - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 03:37

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2004 at 03:37
Hey Uppy, you might as well stay in NSW as we play Australian Rules over here not Rubgy...............LOL
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Reply By: stephen - Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 21:49

Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 21:49
South of the river is the place to be we are a friendlier down to earth lot.
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