Banking Royal Commission

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  1. Surely

    Surely Moderator Staff Member

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    People used to move to more affordable locations, it's what made regional centres and country towns like Brisbane grow.
     
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    Do you think the structural changes to the Labour force might curtail that? Is there the available infrastructure to support those people and employ them in 'new areas' these days?
     
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    Thanks. Is it perhaps unwise to have the economy tied to rising housing prices then?
     
  4. Surely

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    It's a planning issue

    I don't know much about NSW anymore but in Qld you have towns like Gympie that have reasonable infrastructure, and rail that could easily be used for travel to Brisbane with one or two stop services
     
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    And how do we entice the largely service based jobs out to these centres?

    In what essentially amounts to a gig economy how do you convince people to relocate themselves to a regional centre that has one company willing to offer them casual work?
     
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    You offer industrial business incentive to relocate

    And that's why I said it has rail, a one or two stop service to Brisbane.

    As more people relocate the need for additional business and services arises, leading to more local based employment.
     
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    Has this been tried before?

    What industrial businesses do you think this could work with?
     
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    It's all the chicken and the egg stuff, regional centres don't have what it takes to cater for and attract major industry, yet they would have with enough interest from major industry.

    What they need is a reason for industry to be there in the first place, like agriculture or mining.
     
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    LMAO, Brisbane classified as a regonial centre and/or country town.

    You are a classic Shirls.
     
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    Wasn't so long ago it was like a very big country town.
     
  11. Surely

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    It f**king was in the 80's, trust me :)
     
  12. Surely

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    Or incentives
     
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    It was still over a mill in the 80's, still around the current population of Dallas.

    It was not a country town.
     
  14. t-ba

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    What kind of incentives?

    Any examples of this being applied? Here or abroad?

    I do agree that getting stuff out of the cities would be grand but what do you think could be done to make it happen?
     
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    7 million people live in Metro Dallas...That's like saying Sydney's got under a million people Because the LGA of Sydney is small. They're nothing alike. It's a megacity.

    I lived in New Farm just under a decade ago and honestly Chatswood feels more city like than Brisbane did back then.
     
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    Give me a break champ, do we start adding in Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast.

    Brisbane was not a country/regional town in the 1980s. As Darryl would say, tell'em they're joking.
     
  17. t-ba

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    No, It's like adding Logan and Ipswich to Brisbane City. Distinct difference. Fort Worth is about as far away as Ipswich is to Brisbane and Arlington is about as close as Logan City is to Brisbane. Those are two counties totalling 1 million plus. That's some massive density right there.

    Have you actually lived in Brisbane?
     
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    Just because it was run by Dukes of Hazzard type government and law enforcement doesn't mean it was just a big country town. I lived there in the early 80's, it was a dump and it was boring but it was a city.
     
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    Obviously it was a city but it never felt like a city. I think that's the argument being made here ;)
     
  20. Surely

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    It was, and about 20 years behind the times

    The most happening place was Wintergarden or whatever it was
     

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