Bill Vincent has been a director of Laurentide for the past 3 years but has been working at Laurentide for over 10. Late last year he moved back to Sydney after spending 6 years in Tassie and also a couple of years in Ballina. Here is his story....
For those that don’t know me, I have just re-located back to Sydney having lived in Hobart the last 6 years.
Born and raised in Sydney I was fortunate enough to marry a Tassie girl and six years ago decided to move the Family down to Hobart for what at the time was a 2 year work contract for my wife.
The two years came and went and we ended up buying and settled into a fantastic community with everything at your doorstep. I was fortunate enough to be able to work from a small office and commute to the Sydney office once or twice a month.
In the 6 years we were in Hobart it literally exploded.
I’d say the opening of MONA was the catalyst for this. The town was suddenly put back on the map and more and more people made the short flight across the Tasman to see what all the fuss was about.
A spin off of all this new tourism was the opening of better restaurants and places for people to go of an evening to catch up with colleagues and friends.
If you have not been, I’d seriously recommend a long weekend or 4 days to have a look around. The east coast is only a few hours drive away and you will not be disappointed with the amazing scenery, wineries and general friendliness of the place.
The produce is some of the best in the world, and you will not get fresher seafood anywhere.
Anyway we are now back in Sydney, and loving being back on the coast and spending most weekends at the beach. However I will forever be envious of the lifestyle we have left behind.