Wodonga Street shot courtesy of The Border Mail

A City in the Country

A city in the country without the Sydney or Melbourne hang ups is one way to describe Albury-Wodonga. It has all the convenience of a city ( but perhaps needs better public transport) without all the major issues facing our two state capitals.
With a combined population of close to 100,000, Albury-Wodonga is a regional city in its own right with boundless potential: not yet riven with commuter issues as Sydney and Melbourne are, although the occasional back up of traffic on the Lincoln Causeway is not unknown, and close to the snowfields, wineries and farmland.

For some it may epitomise the stereotype of the sleepy rural abode, but there is always plenty to do and the range of things to do on offer – whether you are a culture vulture, a sports fanatic or both – is increasing. At the Hip tells the story of life in our twin cities from many perspectives. The ninety-year olds in an aged care facility; the students who have come from overseas to study and transform their lives; young parents who see a future for themselves and their families, and those, like Jean Whitla who as an ABC radio jounalist, had first hand experience of meeting Gough Whitlam and talking to him about his BIG DREAM for this region.

Come to the show and learn more about these two cities whose futures are intertwined and truly joined ‘at the hip’.

At The Hip will play at HotHouse Theatre from November 3 – 19. Find more information and purchase tickets here.

Listen to Jean Whitla talk about her love of the ‘City in the Country’.