Making the move to Melbourne

28 July 2017

Katherine Hu moved to Melbourne from Queensland at the beginning of the year to pursue new career opportunities. She now works at Kangan Institute as the International Business Director, promoting international education collaboration between Australia and China.

As a recent resident in Victoria Harbour, she has benefitted from the convenient location and active community, which has made her move to Melbourne feel more like coming home. Ahead she shares her love for her new neighbourhood and the positives of moving to such a friendly inner city location.

What is your favourite thing about living in Victoria Harbour?

Obviously the location was a major drawcard for me – it’s great to be so close to the CBD but still be able to enjoy the tranquillity of the harbour views. There’s easy access to free public transport and I’m close to shops, supermarkets, the library and even sporting stadiums.

Being a new settler to the Docklands, I was impressed by the sense of community in Victoria Harbour. It’s a friendly and multicultural neighbourhood with a mix of young professionals, families and students, so being able to attend a community event, meet new people and make some great friends made the transition so easy.

How do you spend your free time?

Sometimes I’ll spend a relaxing weekend afternoon by going to the Library at the Dock to read books and magazines, while having a nice cup of coffee, otherwise you’ll find me walking around the area to exercise. tEvery now and then I like taking advantage of the free trams to explore other interesting parts of Melbourne.

What is your favourite coffee spot in Victoria Harbour?

I’m a big fan on Saluministi and also enjoy Wheely Good Coffee in the library.

What do you think is the hidden gem of Victoria Harbour?

tDefinitely the Library at the Dock. It is hands down the best library I’ve ever seen in Australia. It is the best spot to enjoy views of the water from a comfy chair and a good book. They also hold a range of interesting workshops that not only help me to learn something new but allow me to continue to meet new people within my community.

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