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    Yep, heading south in the beginning of next year


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    How far south? I need a firepot or two

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimfish View Post
    How far south? I need a firepot or two

    Sorry, not THAT far south

    Sunshine Coast area.
    Not looking at the actual coast though, more inland a bit.
    Miss Platypus has landed a job at Nambour so will be around that part.

    Hoping to find a couple of acres.
    With a decent size shed

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    Ooh the land of pineapple and macadamia. Are you going to have a fire sale?

    He he, see what I did there.

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    A move away from george christensen territory is a step in the right direction in my view but i might be a bit biased there. I grew up north of Nambour and all the old dairy farms are now cut up into small acreage blocks for city folk who cultivate lantana and groundsel thinking they are decorative plants.
    You won't have any trouble finding a decent house on a larger block but a decent shed might be a bit tricky. Good luck with the move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBBob View Post
    Are you going to have a fire sale?

    He he, see what I did there.
    Very clever.

    yes got a few more appearances at the local markets so will be trying to get rid of all remaining stock before heading off.
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    A move away from george christensen territory is a step in the right direction in my view but i might be a bit biased there.
    Can't say that has affected my stay here but then I never was interested in plitics, so...


    Quote Originally Posted by PhilT2 View Post

    north of Nambour all the old dairy farms are now cut up into small acreage blocks for city folk who cultivate lantana and groundsel thinking they are decorative plants.


    You won't have any trouble finding a decent house on a larger block but a decent shed might be a bit tricky. .
    Probably looking more south/west -ish
    Nambour to Landsborough kinda area


    Good luck with the move
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatypusGardens View Post




    Am actually looking forward to getting rid of the majority of stuff I have accumulated over the past 10 years

    Ha ha... the hard bit discovering all the things at the back of the shed and then trying to keep focused on being ruthless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBBob View Post
    Ha ha... the hard bit discovering all the things at the back of the shed and then trying to keep focused on being ruthless.
    Nah should be ok.
    Part from tools I'll only be keeping nuts, bolts, screws, hinges etc - useful stuff.

    Other "things" I've collected like sprockets, springs, "interesting" bits of metal, timber, plastic and so on will all go in the bin.
    Along with old bits of 2-stroke motors etc....all stuff I can (and no doubt will) start collecting again
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatypusGardens View Post
    Other "things" I've collected like sprockets, springs, "interesting" bits of metal, timber, plastic and so on will all go in the bin.
    I hope you mean back to the recyclers you bought it from...

    good luck with the move. At least you are moving far enough that you'll need to be fairly ruthless. When you move within a short drive, like we did,it is too easy to collect everything "that might come in handy one day" and cart it across thinking it will be sorted properly later.
    Measure twice, cut once, trim some off the end, trim some more. Too short. Rinse, Repeat.

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    What about the mudcrabs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spottiswoode View Post
    I hope you mean back to the recyclers you bought it from...
    Of course.
    I meant skip bin

    I'm gonna see if the scrappie will drop a small skip at my place for a few days so I can just chuck it all in
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    Quote Originally Posted by phild01 View Post
    What about the mudcrabs!
    Already got that covered.
    Have a mate down that way who's in the know

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatypusGardens View Post
    Of course.
    I meant skip bin

    I'm gonna see if the scrappie will drop a small skip at my place for a few days so I can just chuck it all in
    So, essentially they'll be storing it until you come back in a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBBob View Post
    come back in a few years.

    Doubt it.....don't like backtracking....
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    Do you have to sell a house?

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    Rent it out at this point in time.....unfortunately
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    You're in mackay aint ya?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    You're in mackay aint ya?
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    Oooo, goody. Getting closer PG. you might smash it at the Eumundi markets. Tonnes of dollars floating around there

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatypusGardens View Post
    Correct
    Lived there for 8 or so years growing up, went back 2 years ago and its like a ghost town stuck in the 90's... Couldn't believe how dated it all was!

    My sister lives there now and is moving back to Melbourne because her husband lost his job in the mines and there's not much work up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ringtail View Post
    Oooo, goody. Getting closer PG. you might smash it at the Eumundi markets. Tonnes of dollars floating around there
    Yes I'm hoping to get by on just my metal stuff down there.
    I'm pretty much over the gardening/landscaping anyway, plus starting again in a new place...nah


    And just Eumundi, the region in general and Brisbane next door...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Lived there for 8 or so years growing up, went back 2 years ago and its like a ghost town
    you should see it now

    My sister lives there now and is moving back to Melbourne because her husband lost his job in the mines and there's not much work up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatypusGardens View Post
    Rent it out at this point in time.....unfortunately
    Bit of a bugger having to do that but the banks have put the mining towns and those associated with it as risky investment.

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    Have people up there given up hope on ever seeing the Adani project happen?

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    I thought it was going ahead

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    Who knows when/if that will happen....town has been dead for years already though.


    ...it'll probably pick up again but won't get back to the crazy boom town it was
    And that's not a bad thing anyway....it was out of control before.
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    You can leave random boxes of twist shank domes in Jims letterbox PG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ringtail View Post
    I thought it was going ahead
    Price of coal is too low; economist at UQ said Adani needs the price to be around $100/t to be viable. At the moment I think it's about $50. Christensen keeps blaming it on the greenies but its Adani that keep putting it off. Gina Rinehart has an interest in it too but who knows where she's at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilT2 View Post
    Price of coal is too low
    They say the price has gone up a bit and should get higher over the next 6-12 months.



    Not sure who "they" are

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatypusGardens View Post
    They say the price has gone up a bit and should get higher over the next 6-12 months.



    Not sure who "they" are

    If it's the same "they" who thought the big prices would last forever then their credibility is shot. Coal won't recover while fracking can provide gas cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilT2 View Post
    If it's the same "they" who thought the big prices would last forever then their credibility is shot. Coal won't recover while fracking can provide gas cheaper.

    Probably the same "they" who thought Mackay would be just fine without the mines.....


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    Good luck with your move, there are some nice properties in the areas you mentioned, do you have a Budget ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by METRIX View Post
    Good luck with your move, there are some nice properties in the areas you mentioned,


    Cheers, I'm sure we'll find just what we're looking for.
    We usually do




    do you have a Budget ?

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    You may be "piston broke" but at least your rod is in good shape....

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    Well played, Sir
    Well played
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    Doing a bit every day.....3 runs today.

    one load "general" rubbish to the council tip
    one load of pots and planters to a mate
    one load of concrete, bricks, blocks and timber to the landscape yard (they recycle it all there)


    That's one good thing about this place.....everything is within 10 minutes drive more or less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatypusGardens View Post
    Doing a bit every day.....3 runs today.
    Any tears yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bros View Post
    Any tears yet?

    Nup.
    Loving it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatypusGardens View Post
    Can't say that has affected my stay here but then I never was interested in plitics, so...




    Probably looking more south/west -ish
    Nambour to Landsborough kinda area




    Thanks.

    Am actually looking forward to getting rid of the majority of stuff I have accumulated over the past 10 years

    HAH !!!!! Believe it when I see it and no Photoshop allowed
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    Cheap houses in Norlane here, no work, no public transport, no jobs but plenty of cheap houses especially if you don't mind doing a bit of "Fix-It " work here and there
    "A big boy did it and ran away"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moondog55 View Post
    Cheap houses in Norlane here, no work, no public transport, no jobs but plenty of cheap houses especially if you don't mind doing a bit of "Fix-It " work here and there

    Sounds.....great...I'll keep it in mind as plan B


    Anyway, getting stuck in to it here and have been busy clearing out the music/computer room.
    Had a lot of shelves etc on the walls in there and pictures so lots of holes to be filled and also a window to be replaced so figured it made sense to pack that room up first.

    Just need to get the NBN boxes moved now as they were in a good spot near the computer.....but if someone's gonna use it as a bedroom, which is likely as it's the biggest bedroom in the house, they'll be in a bad spot.


    Also been taking a lot of loads to the tip, salvos, scrapyard etc.
    Am over all the running around though and am getting either a skip or one of those pink Aussie skipbags.
    I've more than done my bit for recycling over the years I reckon and from now on it'll be all landfill.



    Skipbags seem ok.
    The 3m3 works out at $210 with purchase and dumping
    Could probably maybe get a skip bin for that but dunno if they'd let you have it on site for 2 months...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moondog55 View Post
    Cheap houses in Norlane here, no work, no public transport, no jobs but plenty of cheap houses especially if you don't mind doing a bit of "Fix-It " work here and there
    I think Geelong Town Hall is looking for a new ambassador for population growth. You could be just the man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatypusGardens View Post
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    I've more than done my bit for recycling over the years I reckon and from now on it'll be all landfill.


    Don't feel bad, they actually sort the contents of skip bins / bags at a designated place, they remove all recyclables, to be either re procesed or sold onto other places, such as scrap metal, glass etc.
    Concrete, bricks, green waste all gets recycled, the amount that actually goes to landfill is negligible after all the sorting is done.

    Don;t worry skip bin people are in business to make money, they won't thrown un necessary stuff into a landfill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by METRIX View Post
    skip bin people are in business to make money.
    Too right!
    on closer inspection, the 3m3 skip bag can only take 600kg.

    I'm not paying $200 to have 600kg of rubbish taken away when general waste is $90/tonne at the tip and metal can be dumped free at scrapyards etc.



    And I'll have more than 600kg to go in it, no doubt.
    Might end up with a steel skip after all

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    Last time I got a bin, 8m3, it was $360 and I could have it for a week. Pretty good when you count the convenience of not making many trips to the tip and other places

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3nov8or View Post
    Last time I got a bin, 8m3, it was $360 and I could have it for a week. Pretty good when you count the convenience of not making many trips to the tip and other places
    Well I'd want it for more than a week

    will ring around a few places later.
    I've never had a bin for any of my jobs......so I have no idea what they cost up here....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatypusGardens View Post
    Well I'd want it for more than a week

    ...
    I'm sure they could do a deal, just for you, just this time...

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