I lived in Mac Fields for about 15 yrs and it was a great area close to most things. In 2 yrs I never needed to go to city coz everything I needed was around the area including awesome BBQ shops.
40 minutes to city by train.....it's tolerable
A 20 Minute ride on the train got me amongst some great eating at Cabramatta or some very cheap ribs, less than 30 minutes away by train to the International airport, and only 15 minutes away from some lovely motorcycle riding countryside.
But nothing is definate for the move just yet.....but sociable wise, it's much better down there than up here....if you got family, Newcastle is great, but if you're just a couple with no family as we are...it's pretty boring up here.
Good thing about work is I can transfer down in the same position with a choice of 10 depots.
If I'd knew I was gonna live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself-(Waylon Jennings)