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Old 12-09-2009, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I think CC is talking about snakes, spiders, jellyfish - that kind of thing. There's nowhere in Australia that is free of them. Brisbane and Perth have many venomous things that can potentially kill you.
I was just curious if one city had noticeably more of them.
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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You'd need to look at some sort of statisitics on snake bites, spider bites, shark attacks (there is a shark attack file webiste) and the like.
Most venomous and dangerous creatures do not survive in suburbia, it's as simple as that.
You would only find snakes on the outer suburban fringe of cities.
Australia I might add has 7 of the top 10 deadliest snakes in the world.
Dangerous jelly fish are in the tropics only, as are crocodiles.
The Funnel Web is endemic to the Sydney region, though there are some minor subspecies elsewhere.
Probably the only dangerous creature that is endemic throughout Oz is the redback spider.
Which city has more?
Pest Control companies would most likely be the only ones that could answer that.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:41 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Yeah, the ones with two legs, when they're full of drink, or when they're on four-wheels and especially with a V8 engine. Greater danger from them than the traditional venomous creepy crawlies, of which there aren't that many in the city or most of the suburbs.


But pretty much isolated to the few blocks of shopping. The shops close and then there's little to bring people in to the CBD area. You go to St. Georges Tce and south towards the river and there's even less. Closed up office buildings and that ugly Convention Centre. Around the Barrack St. Pier it gets a few more people but that's cut off from the rest of the "livelier" areas of the CBD. Then there's Perth Great Big Front Lawn along the river. Boring. They should look to little old Geelong and their Eastern Beaches for ideas. More life there any time of day throughout the year than on our riverfront.
Here, here, lol. The chances of dying from creepy crawlies are actually very low, but the fear factor is still there.

Yes, I know what you mean. No connectivity between city and foreshore.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:42 AM
 
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Well, I'll vote for Brisbane in this comparison. I've visited the both, the spots and specially the people of Brisbane are quite nice and co-operative.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Melbourne Australia
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Brisbane vs Perth


Climate: Brisbane. Warm to hot and gets far more storms.

Skyline: Brisbane's is bigger and taller. And ofcourse there is the Gold Coast nearby which makes Perth look like a suburban street.

Employment: Brisbane is better, not only because it is larger, but there are larger localities nearby with opportunities, e.g Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast. Qld also has a mining industry, so overall whether you are washing dishes at the local bar or driving mining dump trucks, you have a better chance of employment in Brisbane,

Shopping: Brisbane. Everywhere in the nation is cheaper than Perth.

Food: Brisbane. A bigger city with more connections to Asia, Pacific, US, etc will have a bigger culinary choice. Although both Perth and Brisbane have KFC hot n spicy year round, unlike Victoria, so that is reason enough to move.

Recreational/parks: Brisbane by far has more to offer. A look at a map will make it clear.


Nightlife: SE Queensland has this well down and pat with their climate.

Friendliness of people: Don't know.

Public transport: Brisbane has an extensive train network, exclusive busways and a rail link to the airport.

Crime: Drug addiction in Perth is out of control so yeah.

Natural attractions: Brisbane. Everything that screams "Australia" to tourists is half the flight time from Brisbane as it is from Perth, and consequently cheaper. Even Ayers Rock is closer to Brisbane than it is to Perth.
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:58 AM
 
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Brisbane vs Perth


Climate: Brisbane. Warm to hot and gets far more storms.

Skyline: Brisbane's is bigger and taller. And ofcourse there is the Gold Coast nearby which makes Perth look like a suburban street.

Employment: Brisbane is better, not only because it is larger, but there are larger localities nearby with opportunities, e.g Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast. Qld also has a mining industry, so overall whether you are washing dishes at the local bar or driving mining dump trucks, you have a better chance of employment in Brisbane,

Shopping: Brisbane. Everywhere in the nation is cheaper than Perth.

Food: Brisbane. A bigger city with more connections to Asia, Pacific, US, etc will have a bigger culinary choice. Although both Perth and Brisbane have KFC hot n spicy year round, unlike Victoria, so that is reason enough to move.

Recreational/parks: Brisbane by far has more to offer. A look at a map will make it clear.


Nightlife: SE Queensland has this well down and pat with their climate.

Friendliness of people: Don't know.

Public transport: Brisbane has an extensive train network, exclusive busways and a rail link to the airport.

Crime: Drug addiction in Perth is out of control so yeah.

Natural attractions: Brisbane. Everything that screams "Australia" to tourists is half the flight time from Brisbane as it is from Perth, and consequently cheaper. Even Ayers Rock is closer to Brisbane than it is to Perth.
You mean Brisbane gets more storms than Perth? If that's so, does Brissy get more flooding problems?
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:59 PM
 
Location: NSW
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You mean Brisbane gets more storms than Perth? If that's so, does Brissy get more flooding problems?
Flooding problems in Brisbane are in low lying areas near the river only.
Significant event in January 2011:

2010

Perth does not have such problems, and has mainly sandy soil in the surrounds as well.
It should also be noted that both Perth and Brisbane are the fastest growing capital cities in Australia, by a country mile -so both are continually evolving and changing.
The immediate areas around Brizzy - Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast - are growing exponentially as well.
I should add that Perth has it's own beaches, surfing ones as well, so has this advantage over Brizzy where you have to drive nearly an hour to the south or north to get such facilities.
Brisbane would have slight edge in educational, parklands and cultural facilities though.

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Old 11-17-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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Flooding problems in Brisbane are in low lying areas near the river only.
Significant event in January 2011:
Those that move to Brisbane can easily avoid the few at risk areas, unlike other natural disasters such as Earthquakes that is basically a Lotto if your home is severely effected or not.

Bush fires like most of Australia is the biggest threat imo, for months of the year it seems there is always something on fire here in Bris you can visibly see or smell the smoke from (obviously a lot of it controlled back burn). Of course you can limit the risk buy not buying too close to a bush line but it does makes you think.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Brisbane vs Perth


Climate: Brisbane. Warm to hot and gets far more storms.

Skyline: Brisbane's is bigger and taller. And ofcourse there is the Gold Coast nearby which makes Perth look like a suburban street.

Employment: Brisbane is better, not only because it is larger, but there are larger localities nearby with opportunities, e.g Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast. Qld also has a mining industry, so overall whether you are washing dishes at the local bar or driving mining dump trucks, you have a better chance of employment in Brisbane,

Shopping: Brisbane. Everywhere in the nation is cheaper than Perth.

Food: Brisbane. A bigger city with more connections to Asia, Pacific, US, etc will have a bigger culinary choice. Although both Perth and Brisbane have KFC hot n spicy year round, unlike Victoria, so that is reason enough to move.

Recreational/parks: Brisbane by far has more to offer. A look at a map will make it clear.


Nightlife: SE Queensland has this well down and pat with their climate.

Friendliness of people: Don't know.

Public transport: Brisbane has an extensive train network, exclusive busways and a rail link to the airport.

Crime: Drug addiction in Perth is out of control so yeah.

Natural attractions: Brisbane. Everything that screams "Australia" to tourists is half the flight time from Brisbane as it is from Perth, and consequently cheaper. Even Ayers Rock is closer to Brisbane than It is to Perth.
I visited Brisbane recently, public transport is actually quite poor, mainly due to the very high fares with few riders in the CBD, connections with Asia seem to be greater in Perth and crime is low in both cities. Otherwise I agree with your assessment, even though you are known to have a pathological anti-Perth bias.

i really liked the numerous public squares/green spaces in the Brisbane CBD that are lacking here, the Perth CBD is barren and one-dimensional.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Brisbane vs Perth


Climate: Brisbane. Warm to hot and gets far more storms.

Skyline: Brisbane's is bigger and taller. And ofcourse there is the Gold Coast nearby which makes Perth look like a suburban street.

Employment: Brisbane is better, not only because it is larger, but there are larger localities nearby with opportunities, e.g Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast. Qld also has a mining industry, so overall whether you are washing dishes at the local bar or driving mining dump trucks, you have a better chance of employment in Brisbane,

Shopping: Brisbane. Everywhere in the nation is cheaper than Perth.

Food: Brisbane. A bigger city with more connections to Asia, Pacific, US, etc will have a bigger culinary choice. Although both Perth and Brisbane have KFC hot n spicy year round, unlike Victoria, so that is reason enough to move.

Recreational/parks: Brisbane by far has more to offer. A look at a map will make it clear.


Nightlife: SE Queensland has this well down and pat with their climate.

Friendliness of people: Don't know.

Public transport: Brisbane has an extensive train network, exclusive busways and a rail link to the airport.

Crime: Drug addiction in Perth is out of control so yeah.

Natural attractions: Brisbane. Everything that screams "Australia" to tourists is half the flight time from Brisbane as it is from Perth, and consequently cheaper. Even Ayers Rock is closer to Brisbane than it is to Perth.
Drug addiction in Perth is no worse than any other city.
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