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Ipsos Life In Australia Survey Reveals Most Livable Areas In The Country

Travelling to the AU via plane, then boarding a Cairns to Port Douglas shuttle has its appeal, and the recent Life In Australia survey conducted by Ipsos explained why the Queensland city is a common stop.

The survey, conducted by the market research firm, asked 10,000 Aussies on what they believe makes a place good to live in, then asked how the areas they lived in actually compared to those criteria.

According to the data from the survey, the city of Cairns is the 9th most livable city in all of the AU, with a livability index of 62.1, acquired thanks to ranking above average in the vast majority of criteria, like education, health services, social cohesion, as well as leisure, dining and shopping.

The city did notably well for its sense of community, as well as the ease of access to natural environs, with services like Cairns to Port Douglas shuttle allowing for convenient travel. Notably, Cairns scored above average when It came to the efficiency and reliability of public transport, but failed to actually get a passing grade on the last attribute, with an score of 4.6 on a ten-point scale.

What really brought down Cairns’ index were its below average scores for the feeling of safety, as well as ability to see and take part in sports and recreation.

This is the first time that Ipsos included regional cities in its survey, and, notably, in spite of the top 10 being dominated by metropolitan areas, including East Sydney’s affluent suburbs, the no. 1 spot was taken by a small Victorian country town; Warrnambool.

Located along the Great Ocean Road, this Southwest Victorian town managed to beat out inner-Perth and Adelaide, the latter having been saddled with a job opportunity issue, as the most livable area in all of Australia. It scored high across all categories, and is notable for its prime location in Victoria’s southwestern coastline, with housing prices at $340,000 on average, a mere fraction to what others in the list demand.

In spite of that, however, Warrnambool Mayor Tony Herbert admits that they’re in need of people to fill job openings, with a lot of vacancies in the industries in the town.

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Tips For Effective Transaction With FTL Dedicated Truckload Freight

The success of your business transaction with FTL Dedicated Truckload Freight has something to do with how you transact with the company. For instance, the cost of freight that would be collected from you will depend on the information you provide when you send a quote form. To make a correct transaction that is faster and accurate, take a look at these tips.

  • Instead of sending a request for a proposal from the freight company, indicate your needs and inform the company. They will the use the information as their basis in creating a customized cost estimate for you. Indicate your expected lead time, the type of freight size that you need, the address where the goods are to be delivered, the volume of goods, frequency, and the type of goods to be delivered and your preferred payment terms.
  • If you will need regular or frequent shipping of goods because of the nature of your business, it would be practical to hire a single company, such as FTL Dedicated Truckload Freight for all your shipping and transport of goods needs. This will keep you from transacting with several companies which can consume your time and energy.
  • Take a closer look at the options and coverage being offered by the company. If they can offer customization to meet your specific trucking needs, it would be better. Conduct a good research to find out where you can save and get the best value for your money.
  • Find out about the container transport company’s background, such as their reliability, operational advantages, contingency plans in case of calamities or road accidents, handling of customer complaints and if they can deliver rush orders.
  • Aside from filing a quote form, call the container transport company to talk about your service requirements.
  • Read carefully and thoroughly, including the fine prints when you receive the service contract. If you have questions, call the service provider for clarifications.
  • Find out if the company, such as the FTL Dedicated Truckload Freight allows you to transact online through their online system or if you can place your payment and check the transport status online.
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