Great site and discussion group!!
To introduce myself...originally from New Zealand I came over to Australia about 7 years ago. I studied environmental science and have become a Strategic Town Planner in local government on the Far North Coast of New South Wales. Previous to working in local govt I spent some time working for the State Department of Planning and a private planning consultancy, but in all I have just over two years experience in "the real world", and lovin it.
The Far North Coast is a beachy place experiencing major growth and tourism related pressures, and politics.....ahhh....politics (much the same anywhere no doubt). While the area I live in now is in many ways idillic (mild climate, golden beaches, and pretty laid back), I yearn to return to my homeland...hopefully in a couple of years. I am enjoying your pictures JNL, keep it up - help stave off the homesickness
The photo is of our backyard (and no we are just renting....dam!)
Good to be here :-}