Snowfactory pumping it out on the toboggan run. Just saying.
That toboggan slope gets absolutely smashed this time of year. Would be better to put deck chairs on it and a bar at the bottom.
Still going. Hard to see what the angle is, other than because it's there and because they can. Show's over guys... spring has sprung. Let's save the kilowatts and come back for a fully vaxxed epic 2022.
Yep it's been super fun. So good to see a few regional folks who've made the effort. Hard for the full experience with only 10 people allowed in F&B venues but on the slopes it's all smiles, especially the kids.Live cams show people enjoying themselves on the slopes, great to see.
Everyone's been covid tested ;Yep it's been super fun. So good to see a few regional folks who've made the effort. Hard for the full experience with only 10 people allowed in F&B venues but on the slopes it's all smiles, especially the kids.
Cool, hopefully be allowed to travel to and fro soon.Hey we have bought at Noosa for escape plan B
Have to say I’d miss experiencing seasons up in QLD, plus I’m not a heat lover.You and everyone else
The number of clients that I have had sell up and buy in Noosa and surrounds in the last 3 years is hugeHave to say I’d miss experiencing seasons up in QLD, plus I’m not a heat lover.
Apart from the costs of moving, post Covid, I think I’d miss the opportunity to load the skis in the car and head off to Buller, Stirling, Lake Mtn or Buller for a rushed daytrip, or further afield for a weekend.
Requiring a plane flight for most ski trips could get a little tiresome, at least until my knees have totally karked it? But then water sports would replace the snow, eventually?
Apologies in advance, this is sliding away from a Buller resort perspective and digressing into a nation outlook.The number of clients that I have had sell up and buy in Noosa and surrounds in the last 3 years is huge
Yes that's a huge problem and will become massively worse as they try to raise revenue on a declining tax base.
They will go for the cheap shots first .. eg cigs , beer , but they have run out of room now on stamp duty ( thats the golden goose) , few more asset sales pending ( eg Vehicle Licensing, Land Titles ( in some states) , ) , the big move in future will be taxing the grid ( eg as we move away from fossil fuels, to definately km based car registration and indirect fuel excise) , to further taxes on capital gains/super . The elephant in the room is negative gearing , the cocaine of Australian Society even though its killing ( indirectly ) national productivity. So look out for any new indirect taxes that weasel away at this without actually removing the headline tax benefit.. I think those new Nuclear ( pronounced noocular) submarines are likely to be negatively gearedNot doing we should follow suit but we’re one of the few countries with no death duties. And we seem pretty keen on family trusts - I cant speak first hand - our mattress is empty.
But it’s clear we’ve gone beyond just trimming the odd dept. & program here and there, esp with fancy new subs and F35s, a bigger ADF, we need new ways of raising revenue to avoid going further into debt.
We all hate tax - but we love all the help it provides - such as this pandemic.
Is it a higher GST, paused tax cuts, reduced CGT discount & NG, death taxes or something new?
Mate so much broken tree debris about the back of our place from the big storm, and the rest of the village of course. If you’ve got a chipper I bet you could get a ton of work up here cleaning it all up. Probably not until after the snow though….More snow.
So does anyone need a tree stump removed at Mt Buller ?
I did one the other day out at Taradale near Malmsbury.
Didn't see any ring of donuts on the way out there.
Was a nice day to get out of town.
Nice view on the job too and a good earner.
Yep, got one of those and a truck to use.Mate so much broken tree debris about the back of our place from the big storm, and the rest of the village of course. If you’ve got a chipper I bet you could get a ton of work up here cleaning it all up. Probably not until after the snow though….
OK let’s keep in touch cos my apartment building has some overhanging trees that need to get removed for fire reasons, quite a few of them came down in the storm but there’s still a lot here.Yep, got one of those and a truck to use.
Problem is its sitting at a town just over the NSW side of the border, (Finlay)
A mate owns it, doesn't use it much at all and when I started the stump business he decided Id have more chance of getting work down here with the chipper so said come and grab it but lockdown came into effect and that stalled.
I need to organise him to bring it to the border and find some way of either crossing over the get it or him crossing the bridge to hand it over to me.
Have to see how things go with Vic / NSW border.
Its this one
Probably a few places along the way up there that still have a pile of branches from the storms.
After the storms I was doing some work for a insurance co tree crew that had come down from NSW doing clearing, I was doing the stumps from the blow downs and took weeks to clear it and that was just around Melb.
it will be about another 150k in 18 months. The other big impact is loss of state revenueThats a big drop - no doubt showing the exodus of folks interstate but also overseas - post the Vic LD.
I’m not downplaying the gravity of this change, if it continued it will affect many areas of the economy - potentially severely in some industries.
The data goes to 31 March 21 - so before the latest (long) NSW LD. I wouldn’t wish the downturn on any state but it may be that the next 6-12 months are less rosy for NSW, especially Sydney - I’ve read that end of Aug 21’, worked hours are down 12% post March 20’ in NSW. It’s down 3% for Vic.
A couple of throw away lines - depopulation can be viewed as good or bad depending on ones viewpoint,
- Its a terrible time for hospitality venues et al. trying to attract staff.
- Clearly a shocking time for many trades and those who can’t WFH.
- Conversely, there’s a lot of folks who were lamenting the congestion in inner suburbs and (like our scenario) - the lack of affordable housing (rentals) near work. Vacancies in Melbourne and Sydney have improved a little (from ~1% to ~ 3-4%) during Covid. There’s some reports of inner city/suburban units sitting vacant for months awaiting students in particular. (Small units you’d assume?)
- Here in Glen Eira 12-20k. SE of Melboune, there’s normally a big student population, with 2 Monash campuses nearby, plus good access to the CBD. (UOM, RMIT). So the loss of students seems to explain in part the apparent increase in properties to lease in our local streets. There’s certainly more ‘for lease’ signs and empty houses locally. This also helps to explain the loss of staff at cafes etc…
It’s hard to know what will happen in the short term. I suspect Vic/Mel with repopulate somewhat when the international borders open and student arrive - especially here in Commuting suburbs.
As for folks selling up from Vic and heading to Qld. I have no doubts this is accelerating. But it’s been happening for some decades now. I have close friends discussing a future retirement in sunny QLD and my extended family have at least 5 other family units now living throughout the same. Many have been there for decades from middle-age.
So the picture is quite nuanced. Fair to say There’s a lot more pain before the recovery. I’m glad I’m not balancing State or Federal books - although WA looks ‘OK for now - opening up may change things?
I still believe Aussie needs a Job-keeper light for some business types for the next financial year - joint state-Fed arrangement. The way our politicians currently squabble and blame shift, that’s unlikely.
Yep it’s a revelation. They will be wondering why they didn’t do it 20 years ago.Looking at the cams the snowmaking on Standard is paying off in spades.