Why I love living in Barangaroo!

Barangaroo South is a new commercial and residential precinct in Sydney near the entrance to Darling Harbour and a few minutes walk from Wynyard Station. Being touted as the new financial district, a bit like Canary Wharf in London, it is the home of KPMG, PwC, Westpac, BT, Gilbert & Tobin and Marsh. With Barangaroo Reserve nearby, world class restaurants and the new casino underway Barangaroo it is THE place to work, live and recreate.
World Class Restaurants

My favourites are Lotus downstairs for dumplings, Banksii to enjoy a reverse martini and Thai at Muum Maam. Enjoy breakfast at Bel & Brio with their farm fresh produce and for a light lunch Bourke St Bakery or the famous Belle’s Chicken. New restaurants are opening regularly including the new rooftop bar Untied.

Check out the Street of Barangaroo website here

Boutique shopping and local services

The boutique David Jones has men’s and ladies wear and accessories, or stop in for a pedicure. Local services include the Titanium Fitness First, a medical centre, chemist and the famous Short Stop doughnuts.

Transport Hub

With the new Wynyard Walk tunnel, it is only 6 minutes to get to the train station. Wheel your suitcase and in around 20 mins be at the domestic or international airport. The Barangaroo ferry terminal out front will be opening in the next month or so as an alternative to Circular Quay. Or grab a taxi out front or call an uber. But the best thing is the close proximity to walking around the city, down to Walsh Bay, The Rocks, Darling Harbour and Pyrmont Fish Markets.


Take in a show at the Roslyn Theatre in Walsh Bay, Lyric Theatre at The Star Casino or movie at The Dendy at Circular Quay or Gold Class in George St.

Local Community

Regular networking events are arranged for residents which include executives, business owners, expats, retirees and young professionals. Community activities are held regularly on the nearby Stargazer Lawn or relax at the new Space yoga studio.

About Andadara  

When released the Anadara and Alexander low-rise waterfront apartments sold out within 3 hours. These two bedroom / two bathroom luxury apartments are fetching $3M today! The Cloud next door boasts the $10M penthouse and is where the 24-hour concierge is located. There are only three apartments on each floor.

About this Apartment

Located between Micro Coffee Alchemy and The Rabbit Hole organic tea bar, take the lift or the circular staircase to Level 1 and step into the entry foyer of this magnificent apartment. Your room is on the left (4.7 X 3.1m) with a built in wardrobe. Corner window faces onto Barangaroo Avenue across from International Towers Two and Three down to Macquarie Bank which has the Good Life gym below. The Canteen food hall across the road is open for breakfast and lunch during the week or Old Town Hong Kong for lunch or dinner.

The stunning main bathroom has a large shower, deep bath and luxury fittings opposite the separate laundry. The open plan living and kitchen with Miele appliances opens to a 6 metre wide balcony overlooking sparkling Darling Harbour towards Balmain. The apartment is tastefully furnished with entertaining friends in mind with dining for eight, double chaise lounge and big screen TV with NetFlix. The balcony has flexible furnishing for relaxing with a book, dining or sipping cocktails. With windows in the bedrooms and sliding balcony doors enjoy the fresh breeze or air conditioning.

Ideal housemate

Professional working long hours in Barangaroo or Sydney CBD who may be sick of long commutes and would love to both live and work in the city. Or business person living interstate and working in Sydney who is sick of staying in hotels and would like a base that feels like home to keep their belongings.

Rental – furnished or unfurnished

Weekly rental of $650 unfurnished or $750 furnished payable fortnightly upfront with a two-week bond. Included are utilities and broadband Wi-Fi. There is also the option of a car space in the building.

Next Step

Contact me via email with a little about yourself and your lifestyle to see if sharing will be a fit for both of us. A viewing can be arranged from there.

View a video of the Barangaroo precinct here.


Farms and Finance – business introductions through stories

Why Farms and Finance

With a venture capital background in Asia, Farms and Finance founder Adam Goern appreciates how difficult it can be for smaller Australian farmers to find the right strategic partner from China.

Attending events and conferences can build valuable connections, however, the Farms and Finance platform provides the opportunity for introductions and have conversations all year round. Getting to know a potential partner and ensuring values and objectives are aligned before even thinking about getting on a plane!

Who is the platform for?
  • Farmers and project owners can put their story on-line
  • Professional advisors can use as an additional channel to attract investors
  • Investors can view opportunities and receive regular updates
  • Intermediaries can forward their own or other projects to their connections via email or social media including Chinas WeChat platform.
How it works

Step 1 – Story Exchange – list your story with your business vision, how you plan to bring that to life and who would be an ideal partner
Step 2 – Question and Answer – start a conversation on-line via the chat room
Step 3 – Identity Exchange – get formally introduced via the Relationship Manager

Next Step

Contact Us to discuss getting your story on-line as a farmer, food supplier, investor or intermediary. We can also support you with a range of services.

To find our more why the platform was developed and listen to a podcast with Adam Goern click here.

How can we help you?

The scale of the opportunities in China are massive but can be tricky to tackle on your own. We can help you navigate Aus-China from demand for your project or service to marketing and culture and importantly arranging introductions to support your business growth objectives.
1. Doing Business with China

Market entry and business matching through strategic partners:

Dearin & Associates: International Business Accelerator course – details here. 

Farms and Finance: connecting Australian agriculture with Chinese capital – details here.

Australian Services Roundtable: SME mentoring for internationalisation – details here.

2. Significant Investor Visa (SIV)

Trusted partners making the road as smooth as possible for SIV Applicants and thought leadership with BasisPoint.  www.sivconsultant.com.au

3. Expat Advisors Community

Professionals serving international clients, discussion groups and Asian Financial Forum delegation. www.expatadvisorscommunity.com.au

More on our range of Aus-China Business and Consulting services here.

Chinese migration, investment and integration – 3 May event

Chinese integration and investment in Australia is the focus of the next BasisPoint Significant Investor Visa (SIV) event. It provides a leadership platform for the Chinese-Australian sector to discuss Chinese investments and integration in Australia.

Guest speakers will share insights on:

  • The impact of recent Chinese SIV, high-net-worth and business migrants on investment and consumption in Australia
  • How future generations of Chinese-Australians will evolve and participate in Australian society
  • Assimilation within Australia as Australia engages further with Asia
  • Lessons for recent Chinese migrants from European migrant success stories.

Date: Wednesday 3 May 2107

Time: 12 pm to 2.45 pm including networking time

Venue: Doltone House, 161 Elizabeth St, Hyde Park, Sydney

RSVP: BasisPoint here

Cost: $180 per head (discount code “staceyvip8”)

For sponsor tables contact me on 0413 127 677 or stacey.martin@expatadvisorscommunity.com.au for details.

Expat Advisors Community – network for professionals with internationally connected clients

Stacey Martin – Strategic Connector

I believe networking is the key to success in today’s busy world, even more so in China where guanxi 关系 is the foundation for building trusted relationships.

Being interested in what clients and business partners are looking to achieve, and drawing on my financial services expertise and extensive network across Australia and Asia, it is a privilege to be able to connect relevant expertise and add value for those looking do build business relationships between China and Australia.

If you are an SME wanting to engage with China, are interested in the Significant Investor Visa migration program, or are looking for the right professional to assist with advice for international business opportunities you can contact Stacey Martin here. Continue reading Expat Advisors Community – network for professionals with internationally connected clients