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Sydney CBD is the main centre of business and finance in Sydney and is one of the oldest settlements in Australia. It covers the areas from Circular Quay in towards Central and Darling Harbour including the surrounding suburbs of Haymarket, Pyrmont, Woolloomooloo and Ultimo. The population is close to 20,000 and is the core of Sydney’s nightlife and entertainment. Sydney CBD is a fusion of skyscrapers, national iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge and notable parks like the Royal Botanic Gardens, The Domain and Hyde Park.      

Sydney boasts some of the best shopping experiences in the country ranging from large shopping centres such as the Queen Victoria Building with designer stores to street boutiques showcasing local and brand name fashion to factory warehouses that offer some incredible sales. Paddy’s Markets, The Rocks Markets and Sydney Fish Markets boast some of the best fashion, arts and crafts, home wares and fresh food that Sydney can offer. Sydney CBD is the cultural centre for dining and entertainment and is a treasure trove of hidden trendy little cafes, contemporary popular restaurants and bars and world-class museums. Darling Harbour is one of the city’s highlights with its blend of fine dining, shopping, street entertainment and nightclubs attracting up to 25 million visitors each year.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge picture courtesy of Sigurd Kristiansen

 

Sydney CBD offers an impressive list of festivals and events throughout the year such as the Sydney Mardi Gras, Royal Easter Show and Vivid Sydney that transforms the city into a colourful array of spectacular light. The New Years Eve Fireworks held in Sydney each year is definitely one not to miss with its breathtaking display throughout Sydney Harbour.

Sydney CBD offers an abundance of recreational and sports activities with a vast range of swimming and sporting clubs and annual sporting events such as the City to Surf and Spring Racing Carnival. There are many transport options available to get to and around Sydney CBD using buses, trains, ferries, light rail and taxis. Planes are another option for travellers who want to lay back and relax and cut down on travel time. Sydney Airport is Sydney’s major airport that provides domestic and international flights to and from Sydney. There are also direct train services to the airport. 

Source:

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/international/home/prepare_to_arrive/pre-departure/sydney_lifestyle

https://www.weekendnotes.com/top-12-annual-events-in-sydney/

http://www.sff.org.au/

http://paddysmarket.com.au/

http://www.sydneyfishmarket.com.au/home

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_central_business_district

http://www.darlingharbour.com/about-us/

https://www.sydneyairport.com.au/

 

Fun facts and trivia about Sydney CBD

Sydney Opera House

Vivid Lights at Sydney Opera House picture courtesy of Matt Weller

Weather in Sydney                                             

Sydney generally maintains a moderate climate with plenty of sunshine throughout the year. In winter the average is 20C and can be mild to quite chilly and produce large amounts of rainfall during autumn and winter. Summer months can bring high levels of humidity with the average temperature reaching 29C.  Light afternoon winds brought in from the coast offer some relief to the hot summer days.  Sydney is blessed with approximately 340 days of sunshine a year so the use of sun protection is highly advised particularly between the months of December and February.

Summer: December - Feb

Average: 29C

Autumn: March – May

Average: 25C

Winter: June – August

Average: 20C

Spring: September – November

Average: 26C

Source:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/climate/station.jsp

https://www.livingin-australia.com/climate-weather-sydney/

https://www.travelonline.com/sydney/weather.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_of_Sydney

 

Relocating

Sydney has gained a reputation for being a region that offers high living standards being ranked once again by Mercer as the top 10th in the world for quality of life.  It has some of the best educational institutions in the country and is home to the nation’s leading financial institutions.  Living in Sydney offers an active urban lifestyle with world-class amenities, stunning local attractions and a vibrant and cultural social scene.

Sydney boasts the largest economy in Australia and is home to the headquarters of several multinational companies and leading financial institutions such as the Australian Stock Exchange and the Reserve Bank of Australia.   Sydney continues to flourish as a city expanding in population and infrastructure and its thriving economy, pleasant climate and ideal location make it one of the top cities in the world to live and work in.

Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Sydney

https://www.rdasydney.org.au/the-sydney-region~1/economic-profile/

https://www.domain.com.au/news/sydney-ranked-10th-in-world-in-mercer-quality-of-life-survey-20170315-guy89c/.

 

Removalists in Sydney CBD

Moving can be an exciting yet stressful event and trying to find the best removalists with reasonable rates and professional attitudes can heighten the stress factor. We have provided a list below of a number of reputable and dependable professionals to help in the Sydney region we can recommend:

BBC Removals

Complete Removals Service

Happy Days Removals

Eric's Removals

 

Moving your business to Sydney CBD

Sydney generates the highest levels of international tourists in Australia and is in the lead as the nation’s economic and financial centre and its high standard of living has listed Sydney as one of the top liveable cities in the world. Sydney continues its economic and financial growth offering location, lifestyle, top amenities and transport. Sydney has a vast range of support networks to guide and assist in relocating or starting a new business. Workshops, training and business advisory services are available to support businesses of all types macro or micro.  For additional information and links to support programs see:

City of Sydney

Sydney Business

Business Enterprise Centres Australia

Regional Developemnt Australia Sydney

 

Top Community Services in Sydney CBD

There is a wide range of community services, government and non-government in Sydney that offer support and services to adults and families in regards to jobs, housing and accommodation, ageing and disability, youth and child care, domestic violence, family assistance and general information and advice for residents.  For a comprehensive list of not for profit and Government departments:

City Of Sydney Community Services

Family and Community services

Sydney Multicultural Community Services

Shelter NSW

 

Schools

Sydney has some of the most reputable schools in Australia and is internationally recognised for its high quality educational facilities. It has an extensive and distinct range of schools both public and private, which provide for early childhood, primary and high school students. There are six public universities located in Sydney and tertiary education is available at University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, The University of Technology, Sydney Institute of TAFE, Australian Institute of Music and National Institute of Dramatic Art. For a comprehensive list of schools and educational offerings check out the following links:

Wikipedia Education in Sydney

The University of Sydney

UTS

UNSW Sydney

TAFE NSW Sydney

Australian Institute of Music

Academy of Music and Performing Arts

National Institute of Dramatic Art

 

Getting Around

Public transport, buses, trains, ferries, light rail and taxis:

Sydney Trains

Sydney Light Rail

Transdev NSW

Transport NSW

Beyond The Wharf

Uber Sydney

Sydney 13Cabs

131 008 Australia Wide Taxi

Silver Service

 

City Sightseeing

Sydney.com.au

Sydney.com Things To Do

Sydney Fireworks 

Sydney New Years Eve Fireworks picture courtesy of Truong Linh Duong

Employment

Seek

Career One

Indeed

Job Seeker

I Work For NSW

 

Sydney News 

9 News

Sydney Morning Herald

ABC News

Daily Telegraph

Q: How many Self Storage Locations do you have in Sydney?  

A: We have 41 Self Storage Locations across greater Sydney. Spreading in all directions from the Sydney CBD, to Penrith, Campbelltown, Hornsby and south to the Southerland Shire. We also have locations in Canberra, Mittagong, Wollongong. 

 

Q: How much does storage cost in Sydney? 

A: Storage rent is generally paid monthly in advance; storage costs may vary depending on the size and location of the storage space. It's important to choose the right size space for your storage needs so you are not paying for extra space you don't need. Some storage companies may charge additional fees for administration and cleaning in addition to storage rent. At Kennards there are no hidden fees or charges, just one monthly rental amount. We like to call this our "Fair Go Pricing".

You can often save on your storage costs by paying in advance. At Kennards Self Storage we offer discounts of 5% for payments made 6 or 12 months in advance.

You can obtain a Quote, Reserve a storage space or even rent a space quickly and easily online, obligation free without penalty. You don't like the space we change it or your money back. That's our Fair Go pledge.

 

Q: What size storage space do I need? 

A: Size does matter! You don't want to be paying for more space than you really need. You can speak to one of our trained storage professionals. They can help determine the right storage space for you by asking questions about your storage needs. Or you can use our Space Estimator to help you choose the size of your storage space. And if on the day it's not right we can change it! 

 

Q: What other services do you provide for Storage? 

A: We have specialty storage services that we provide in Sydney.

Wine Storage

Purpose built climate & humidity controlled storage areas containing individually alarmed personal wine storage cellars that you lock and keep the key and access 24/7. 

Deposit Boxes

Discrete personal deposit Boxes that come in small medium and large size, perfect for storing documents, photos and other important items. 

Gun Storage

Yes gun storage, we have locations with fully compliant gun storage cabinets to fit three and five rifles, with separate ammunition cabinet. Perfect for the gun club members, enthusiast or gun collector. Secure convenient storage. 

Boat, Car, RV, & Motor Home Storage

Available at many locations. No room at home for your boat or motor home, we can help with affordable storage you can access 24/7 when you need to get away early on that big road trip or when the fish are biting when the sun comes up. 

 

Q: I am looking for a storage centre that I can run my business from?  

A: You can use self storage to compliment your business, power and lighting is or can be made available. Access to free wi-fi, conference room and kitchenette facilities. Unlike a warehouse, there are no legals, no bond and no lock in period making your business storage flexible. Downsize or upsize or move out of your space when you want without penalty. Perfect for start-ups, small businesses or large businesses who like to be nimble and cost efficient.

 

Q: What kind of security do you have in storage locations? 

A: Security is a priority all our locations are fitted with alarm monitoring and CCTV surveillance throughout. With many centres also equipped with PIN code access on entry and exit and security lighting. The majority of our Storage units have individual alarms with back to base monitoring.

 

Q: Boxes for storage in Sydney?

A: Yes we have a full range of boxes and packing supplies available for packing, moving & storing online or in our store retail shop. Perfect for moving house or protecting items in storage.

 

Q: As a business am I able to have packages sent direct to a centre? 

A: Yes. Every centre has a delivery concierge area to handle inbound and outbound deliveries. 

 

Q: I need to have Wi-Fi and somewhere to work when I visit my storage unit can you help? 

A: Yes, all our centres at Kennards Self Storage have access to free Wi-Fi and a conference room for those people who need space to get online.

 

Q: I am looking for a small space to store my stuff while on Summer Break from Sydney Uni? 

A: Majority of our centres have one cubic metre lockers available for rent. Perfect for Students, Backpackers, luggage and seasonal gear. Kennards Self Storage Ultimo, Camperdown, Moore Park, Waterloo, Rozelle, Petersham, Marrickville and Gladesville all have lockers for rent.     

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