Broadwater Tourism, Australia

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Broadwater is a small town in the Richmond Valley local government area, in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. In 2006, the town had a population of 463 people. It is on the Pacific Highway. The history of Broadwater has largely revolved around its sugar mill. In 1863 Henry Cook and Alexander MacDonald became the first people to select land in the area. To begin with, sugar was grown and crushed on the small private farms in the region. The Colonial Sugar Refining Company (CSR) opened the town's sugar mill in 1880. In the early days sugar cane was grown as far up the Richmond River as the town of Bexhill and was carried to the mill on punts. In 1978 CSR sold the mill to the newly formed New South Wales Sugar Milling Cooperative, which established its head office at Broadwater. Today Broadwater is the centre of the region's highly mechanised sugar industry, which is still a major employer. In recent years the area has also seen an influx of new settlers, attracted by its peaceful rural lifestyle. The nearby Riley's Hill Dock began operation in the late 19th century and many punts, river boats and larger vessels were built in the dry dock there. One of its last major jobs was the restoration of the Sydney Harbour ferry South Steyne in the 1980s. * Sugar cane burns before harvesting for the Broadwater mill. * A cane harvester collects cane for the mill. * A stationary harvester. * A laser bucket levels a new cane paddock for planting at Tuckurimba, near Broadwater.


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Facts and Stats for Broadwater*

  • Living in Broadwater - Quality of Life

    • Cost of Living Index 74.06 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 142.53 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Broadwater

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Broadwater

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.03 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.7 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 99.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 69.77 USD

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