Tanya, It certainly appears as though you are taking your ire out on Port Macquarie, which is decidedly unfair. Port is a wonderful town full of friendly locals and healthy businesses. It is one of the few regional towns with a very positive economy - exporting far more than it imports - and it is set in the middle of a natural wonderland. Yes, the climate is warm but not too much warmer than Sydney. As an educated young lady, you would have known what to expect and clearly, the region delivered. Port is what it is. It doesn't need to change. Most people love it this way and visitors return, year after year. Those relocating from capital cities (as I did 9 years ago) recognise the need, not for the place to change, but for each of them to re-evaluate their values. Only this way will they find happiness. It appears from your post that you are not yet prepared to embrace what Port has to offer; you have your goal and a firm focus on one particular path. No problem. You are quite entitled to that, but please deal with the causes which influenced your relocation, don't simply sit back and rubbish the destination - that's reminiscent of what used to be called "whinging poms' or what is a current
criticism of ethnic groups who refuse to assimilate. Port Macquarie is a great place to live!
we moved recently from SYDNEY to Port as well. Finding the best PEACEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Lol...i dont fit that description. We are all different
Sarah/Donna, Did you guys have any answers to your questions by anyone ? Just so you know Im in a similar situation and wanted to move out from Sydney and have been offered a job at PMQ (still to accept). However, not sure if a right place for me to move with wife and 7 year's old son. We are also thinking of a quick visit to get a feel but nothing like getting some feedback from someone living there from a long time.
I would love an answer to that question also. We are also from Sydney and struggle with the rate of growth and the cost of living.My sis lives in Dunbogan so feel i know Port pretty well? We have now committed to Port at the end if the year, selling our Sydney home very shortly. I have been feeling so excited and confident in our decision to move but now feeling gutted reading some posts here. I would hate to feel that Ports clique is so strong we may struggle to become part of the community, obtain jobs and our kids not fit in. Now feeling a little disheartened. We are good people and have always experienced kindness and genuine goodness from locals. I hope the negative comments are from a small minority.