Tasmania is set to become home to Australia’s first purpose-built dementia village. Construction of the $25 million project is expected to commence in early 2018 in the suburb of Glenorchy in Hobart, complete with a supermarket, cinema, cafes, beauty salon, gardens, housing and other facilities all designed specifically to care for those living with the illness and run by specially trained staff.
It’s no surprise that the Sutherland Shire is one of the most desirable places in Sydney to live but it does come at a cost. With housing prices increasing, some first home buyers have been outpriced from entering the Shire market.
As debate raged over just how much first home buyers should be spending on smashed avocado on toast, the NSW State Government announced a number of measures aimed at improving both the supply of housing and access for first home buyers to the market. These measures are to be introduced from 1 July 2017.