My husband grew up on a property near Neurea a little outside of Wellington and I grew up just down the road at Parkes. We met at Charles Sturt University in Dubbo when we were both studying to be teachers. During my final year of study I decided to pursue a teaching job in Wellington and I have loved being part of the school community at Wellington Public School for the past 10 years.
I always knew the country life was for me and after my first few years living in Wellington I knew it would be the perfect place to raise a family. We have always enjoyed plenty of support from the community and there is always someone ready to lend a helping hand when you need it.
I am excited by the positive energy and vibe you feel around Wellington. With the expansion of the Wellington Correctional Centre, the beautification of the CBD and upgrade of facilities at the Wellington Caves the town is abuzz and upbeat for the future. It was a real thrill to see Wellington featured recently on Channel 9’s Today Show!
Balancing work and family life is easy in Wellington, it takes me only five minutes to get to work each day, five minutes to head to the shops and we love being able to participate in a variety of sports groups. My husband is a loyal supporter of the Wellington Golf Club and is heavily involved in the local Rugby Union football clubs, my two eldest boys are excited to be old enough to join the junior soccer teams and Little Athletics this coming year.
We are so lucky to have some of the country’s natural beauties right on our doorstep and we love exploring our home town. Joining in the Mount Arthur Challenge, a day out at the Wellington Boot, or wandering through the Wellington Caves and Japanese Gardens are always highlights for our family of five. Our perfect day in Wellington would be a family picnic on the Macquarie River along with a spot of fishing or kayaking.
I would absolutely recommend life in Wellington to anyone, you can’t go past the fresh country air and serenity that country living has to offer.
I just love the community spirit that you find alive and thriving in small country towns. Since settling down in Wellington we have never looked back.
I wouldn’t want to live any place other than Dubbo. It’s a wonderful city to live, work and raise a family.
I grew up in the town of Forbes and have worked in a number of other regional towns for more than 10 years.
I found the Dubbo Region to be the perfect place to start and expand my own business. I’ve always embraced the opportunities that have come my way and it is fantastic to be a part of such a dynamic and thriving business community.
With extensive strong transport links to several major east coast capital cities, as well as NBN connectivity, there is no reason why a business in a capital city can’t operate just as well in the CBD of Dubbo.
There’s an overall positive vibe in and around the region and there’s so much on offer for the communities surrounding Dubbo – many of which see the city as their main service centre. Within the region, there’s also a lot of new construction and land development occurring and with an entry price so much lower than larger city markets, we found it so much more affordable to enter the market and own our own home.
I’ve met people who have relocated to Dubbo from all parts of Australia and overseas. Dubbo is a unique region where you can meet people from many backgrounds and walks of life, and as the population grows opportunities will continue to open up for the community.
My family of five has really found our home here in Dubbo. We are able to get amongst the booming sporting community and we are keen supporters, participants and volunteers for several local clubs. We also love how easy it is to get out and about in the great outdoors. Along with everything else that the City has to offer, where else do you have such great fishing spots, nature walks and parks right on your doorstep?
The local education options also give confidence for us in raising the next generation in Dubbo. We want the best for our kids and by living in Dubbo we know we can give them that.