Northbridge Link to Connect Perth and Northbridge For the First Time in 100 Years

Northbridge LinkTHE final plan for Perth’s Northbridge Link has been announced for a 13.5 hectare site, around Horseshoe Bend.

The $500 million plan will see Perth’s central train and bus station sunk, and a new town square developed on land above. The development will include public gardens, retail, business and residential areas, and will connect Perth and Northbridge for the first time in 100 years.

WA Premier Colin Barnett said work will begin next year, and take four years to complete.

About $250 million of funding will come from the City of Perth council, Federal and State governments.

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Victoria Has Australia’s Richest and Poorest Average Workers: ATO

SUBURBS in Victoria accommodate Australia’s wealthiest and poorest average workers.

According new Australian Taxation Office research, Portsea (pictured, right), about 90 minutes south of Melbourne, is home to the country’s highest earners in 2008-2009, up from third position a year earlier (those 2007-08 figures were released last year).

The average income for Portsea residents was $198,987 per annum.

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