The Riverside Medical Centre is a mixed billing practice that has been operating since September 2014. It is situated in a prime high-traffic position in the busy Riverside Plaza and is within a DPA.
The practice is well established with a patient base of 38,000 and growing. Riverside Medical Centre is a family type practice that reflects the intimate, country town feeling of Queanbeyan. Our team of doctors can enjoy a rewarding environment here with relaxed, rural patients. They are also well supported by innovative technology and dedicated staff. Riverside Medical Centre uses the top clinical software – Best Practice, as well as one of the largest online health appointment booking services – HotDoc.
The practice is functionally maximized and features a fresh, modern entrance that is located close to the outside.
Our growing practice is in a great location to serve our wider community in Queanbeyan. Our warm friendly reception staff contribute to the smooth running of the practice and this experience makes it a great supportive environment for our team of doctors and nurses. This allows them to concentrate on the patients and to deliver the high quality service we are known for. Together we are a great team that I am proud to be part of.Courtney West
The shopping centre
The Riverside Medical Centre is conveniently located in Riverside Plaza, near Coles Supermarket and Priceline Pharmacy. Riverside Plaza is a two-level sub-regional shopping centre located on the main street of Queanbeyan, NSW and is 20 minutes’ drive away from Canberra’s CBD.
Riverside Plaza has a main trade area of over 40,000 residents. With its supermarket, 4 mini majors and 47 specialty stores, the shopping centre offers a mix of fashion, food and service essentials
The shopping centre is bright and clean, providing ample natural light through skylights. Riverside Plaza has free parking for up to 3 hours, as well as 24/7 security.
Queanbeyan is a friendly, multicultural city that offers the lifestyle and ambience of a rural town. Home to 57,300 people, Queanbeyan is located outside the border of the ACT in NSW and is built along the Queanbeyan River.
Queen Elizabeth II Park, outside of Riverside Plaza, is an award-winning location that is ideal for family events such as Music by the River. Other popular community spots include Brad Haddin Town Park, “The Q” – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre and the extensive Queanbeyan Golf Club. There are also a number of primary and high schools in the area.
Significant redevelopment is planned for Queanbeyan. In 2019, a $140m capital works program was adopted to fund several proposals – including the Regional Sports Complex and Bungendore Sports Hub as well as major road projects.
Canberra, the nation’s capital, has a population of around 400,000 people and covers 814 square kilometres.
All our medical centres in the area, except for Hyperdome, are in districts classified as DPA (Distribution Priority Area) and are near the CBD. This is in contrast with cities like Sydney or Melbourne where DPAs are much further away.
Canberra has been named the world’s most sustainable city in 2021, according to Uswitch. The 2019 ‘Life In Australia’ report from Ipsos market research named it as the most liveable city in the country – for the third year in a row. The study showed that Canberrans feel safer living here and happier about their access to work and education than the residents of every other Australian capital city. Canberra was also named by Lonely Planet as the world’s third best city to travel to in 2018 (ahead of Melbourne and Sydney in 6th and 7th place).
Canberra offers a terrific diversity of attractions and experiences. There’s a whole world of cultural events, entertainment, dining, and places to visit – all contained within a city that is easy to get around.
Landmarks and icons
- Parliament House
- National Gallery of Australia
- National Museum of Australia
- National Library of Australia
- Australian War Memorial
- Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre
- Kings Park
- The NewActon precinct
- Mount Ainslie
- Black Mountain
Culture and events
Canberra has a lively, creative and contemporary character. It’s Café and restaurant culture is prominent – the nation’s capital has more restaurants per capita than any other Australian city (Experts Guide to Canberra, 9/8/2017).
Major events include:
- Canberra International Music Festival
- Canberra Balloon Spectacular
- National Multicultural Festival
- Enlighten Festival
Finding a home
Property prices are lower and more reasonable in Canberra compared to other major cities such as Sydney and Melbourne. The Australian Capital Territory has a median house price of $722,440 and a median unit price of $426,719 (Domain House Price Report, March 2019).
Accessibility and infrastructure
Canberra is well laid out and easy to get around by car, bus, bicycle or on foot. The city provides convenient vehicle and bike access due to future-proofed roads and there is abundant parking. The latest transport option is the Canberra Metro light rail line, with stage-1 northwards from the CBD to Gungahlin in service now and plans for further links under consideration or soon to commence construction.
Canberra abounds with beautiful lakes and spectacular bushland with many bush walks, bike trails and wildlife reserves to explore. Canberra is known as ‘the bush capital’ of Australia. The centrepiece of Canberra is the large man-made Lake Burley Griffin, which is an ideal water playground for rowing, sailing and kayaking. Cyclists and walkers are well catered for along the 40km shoreline, with numerous parks and gardens to enjoy.
Childcare and schooling
There is a wide range of childcare, preschool, primary school and secondary school facilities in Canberra, with a variety of privately-run and Government-provided options. The A.C.T. is home to the Australian National University, which was ranked first in Australia and 24th globally in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2019.
Canberra is home to a population with diverse multicultural backgrounds. A recent study showed that 6% of A.C.T. residents reported speaking a language other than English at home – the most common being Italian followed by Macedonian, German, Filipino, Mandarin, and Punjabi (ABS data 2016).
A.C.T. government figures show that the biggest groups of migrants who decide to take up citizenship in the territory were from South Africa, the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. Population Australia lists the top six countries of birth for people in Canberra as being from: Australia, England, China, India, New Zealand and Vietnam.
The benefits of working with us
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