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Introduction Port Augusta is a small city in South Australia. It is a railway junction city mainly located on the east coast of the Spencer Gulf immediately south of the gulf's head and about 322 km north of the state capital, Adelaide. Port Augusta, known as the Crossroads is a very attractive town. The town is well-equipped with many shops, services and schools. The population is relatively large for a remote town, reaching over 13,000. Benefits Port Augusta is a beautiful suburb offering lots of facilities: • Multicultural suburb • Excellent transport links • Good school options • Safe suburb • Good neighborhood spirit • Quiet and peaceful • Clean and Green suburb • Affordable living • Friendly community • Perfect place for couples, singles and families Challenges • No nightlife • Less number of cafes and restaurants in the suburb • The climate can get quite hot • Unemployment is an issue • Little overpopulated Location The city of Port Augusta is located: • 322 km from Adelaide via A1 • 470 km from Ceduna via A1 • 542 km from Coober Pedy via A1 Connectivity The suburb of Port Augusta is located at the junction of major road and rail links. • All traffic across southern Australia passes through Port Augusta and over the Joy Baluch AM Bridge across the top of Spencer Gulf. • Port Augusta railway station is a rail station located on the Adelaide-Port Augusta railway line in Port Augusta. Port Augusta is a stop on the Indian Pacific transcontinental train service on the Sydney–Perth railway and on The Ghan service between Adelaide. • The suburb is also served by many bus routes to travel along the surrounding suburbs. Shopping destinations • Carlton Plaza also offers a good variety of stores for locals.• Wharflands Plaza is a shopping mall located in the suburb offering more than 13 stores and other services such as cinemas or restaurants. • Musarra Shopping Complex is also a shopping mall located on the Victoria Parade offering a variety of stores. • Many other local shops, groceries and supermarkets are available in the suburb. Schools & Daycares Port Augusta offers a lot of options for good schools: • Port Augusta Secondary School, 3 Stirling Rd, Port Augusta • Port Augusta West Primary School, 46 Mildred St, Port Augusta • Seaview Christian College, 56 Seaview Rd, Port Augusta • Caritas College, Woodforde St, Port Augusta Port Augusta also offers: • Port Augusta Special School, • OAC:Port Augusta School of the Air • The University of Adelaide and • TAFE (tertiary technical college), Port Augusta Campus. Good daycares in the suburb include: • Augusta Park Childhood Services Centre, 2 Bailey St, Port Augusta • Port Augusta Child Care Centre, 127 Stirling Rd, Port Augusta • Flinders Childrens Centre, 122 Tassie St, Port Augusta Internet Connectivity Super fast NBN is now available across Port Augusta, SA Price Median Sale Price- $220k Rent Median Rent Price- $250pw Summary Port Augusta is a regional city located at the top of the Spencer Gulf, in Nukunu traditional country, 300 kilometres north of Adelaide in South Australia. It is a common stopover point for those passing across Australia, as it is the on the main transport links from Adelaide to Darwin and also from Sydney to Perth. The Port Augusta economy has been in decline for a number of years because of high unemployment rate. Overall, Port Augusta is a town with a big future.
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