Looking to live in Australia’s first inland city?

By Our Reporter

If the time has come for a fresh start, or if you’re looking to buy your first home, your journey could well begin at the perfectly planned Joseph’s Gate sub division, on the banks of the Wollondilly River in Goulburn.

It really looks as though the great Australian Dream—a block of land large enough for a spacious family home, a game of cricket in the back yard and outdoor entertaining is achievable once again, thanks to Joseph’s Gate.

Declared as Australia’s first inland city in 1863, Goulburn has a rich history, including once being the major centre of the Australian fine wool industry, famous for both breeding and production of superfine merino. Goulburn was also home to Explorer Captain William Hovell. Prosperous and forward thinking, Hovell, albeit unsuccessfully, offered a parcel of land he owned to Sydney University hoping Goulburn could have its own campus. This plot ultimately became the Goulburn Golf Course. It is believed that in 1868 when the foundation stone for the main railway station building was laid, Hovell actually lived in Sloane Street, directly opposite the railway station.

Commuting by rail continues to be a popular mode of transport for locals.

Conveniently located just off the highway, between Canberra and Sydney, Goulburn is a thriving rural hub where beautifully preserved Colonial architecture features proudly.

The city is always in bloom thanks to Belmore Park, a tranquil oasis right in the centre of the main shopping precinct. But Goulburn is more than just a pretty face. Among its many benefits is a very strong educational base, with a diverse choice of facilities from preschool, to tertiary education through Charles Sturt University. Goulburn has all career options covered including being home to the New South Wales Police Academy, the sole provider of police training and education to probationary constables of the New South Wales Police Force. On any given day, 1,000 people are on site at the Academy, including police officers, policing students, Charles Sturt University staff and contractors.

If you’d all but given up on owning a home of your own, contact Tom Antony or Paul Edwards from Antony and Edwards Real Estate, the sole selling agents for Joseph’s Gate. With its open spaces, child friendly environment, purpose built playground and purposefully designed walking trails, Joseph’s Gate could be the answer to all of your dreams.

The walking trails have been developed to bring the focus back to a healthy lifestyle along the river. Joseph’s Gate residents will be able to take advantage of these fantastic facilities for exercising, holding barbeques and picnics, or to otherwise enjoy the great outdoors. The two-metre-wide shared concrete path winds its way along the Wollondilly River encouraging recreation and enjoyment for family living at its best.

At the heart of this popular sub division sits a stately, 100-year-old building, well known for its past life as St Joseph’s Orphanage. With the utmost respect for its history the new owners have undertaken a restoration project of enormous proportions so that the core of this dignified building remains embedded in the fabric of the local community. The Old Orphanage is an engaging and inspiring space that will eventually be home to a café serving Orphan’s Cup with coffee beans roasted onsite. There will also be a beautifully designed community garden, a museum space to capture the rich history and regular village style events, within the grounds.

Blocks in stages one, two and three sold in record time, stage four has almost completely sold so competition to secure a larger than average block at a lower than average prices will be fierce, because Joseph’s Gate is reinvigorating an area once treasured by locals. This new community will enrich the spirit of country living.

So if it’s time for the next chapter of your life to begin, Joseph’s Gate could well be what’s needed to fill in the remaining chapters. Secure your place in this delightful new residential subdivision on the edge of the Wollondilly River close to schools, sporting facilities and refreshingly close to nature.


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