Vacant dwellings in rural areas

Simone - Myth Buster

Simone has a rich background in human geography, demography and urban planning – a background that was useful in her previous roles in the Commonwealth and State Governments, and now as part of the forecast team at .id. From the Queensland coast to the southern suburbs of Perth, Simone produces population and dwelling forecasts that help local governments make informed decisions about future service and planning needs. She is a regular contributor to .id’s blog and has spoken at several conferences on how our cities and regions are changing. She is a big advocate of evidence-based planning and how Census and other data can inform this. Outside of work Simone is a keen traveller and photographer – interests that tie in well with her professional life and help her to understand “place”.

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  1. Charmaine says:

    An interesting article. Many small rural villages in the Southern Highlands of NSW (probably under your 200 limit for this story) have high numbers of weekenders. Mostly Sydney based residents who live part time in the area. These appear to be affluent people seeking the quiet, inclusive rural lifestyle that they miss in the City. Some are making plans to retire and live permanently or maintain the rural-city split.

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