Sydney is one of the most expensive cities in the world, but the harbourside city of Newcastle is reinventing itself. With a $6.5 billion investment from the NSW Government and changes in transport, the central business district and more, Newcastle is an emerging global city that is capitalising on education and the tourist potential of cruising.
New infrastructure developments to roads around Newcastle and Lake Macquarie will shorten drive times by 20-25 minutes to get anywhere within the area. You just can’t get that in the Sydney CBD, and since the property market is out-of-control in Sydney, savvy buyers are heading elsewhere – north to Newcastle. Kevin Mason, a Propertybuyer senior buyers advocate states why Newcastle is the next big thing, “It means I get the best of both worlds – the city living that Sydney offers as well as the state-of-the-art, yet more relaxed lifestyle of Newcastle.”