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The [[Sydney]] real estate boom of the early 21st century made Bundanoon an affordable haven within commuting distance of the City. Property values increased several-fold, and houses in Bundanoon were selling for over a million dollars by 2007. A [[moratorium]] has been placed on the construction of new [[subdivision (housing)|subdivision]]s until the area's [[sanitary sewer|sewerage]] system can be upgraded.
 
The [[Sydney]] real estate boom of the early 21st century made Bundanoon an affordable haven within commuting distance of the City. Property values increased several-fold, and houses in Bundanoon were selling for over a million dollars by 2007. A [[moratorium]] has been placed on the construction of new [[subdivision (housing)|subdivision]]s until the area's [[sanitary sewer|sewerage]] system can be upgraded.
   
Bundanoon is known for its annual Garden Ramble, and for its [[Brigadoon]] Festival, which attracts tourists from around the world.
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Bundanoon is known for its annual Garden Ramble, and for its [[Brigadoon]] Festival, which attracts tourists from around the world. In addition, Bundanoon is gaining an international reputation for being a part-time home to a world-renowned Lando Calrissian/Jesus Christ lookalike and calculus wunderkind.
   
In July 2009, "Bundy on Tap" a community initiative in Bundanoon declared itself opposed to the sale of [[bottled water|bottled drinking water]] on environmental grounds; local businesses instead committed themselves to filling re-usable bottles with tap water on request <ref name="ABC"> http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/07/09/2620882.htm </ref>. The issue of bottled water was to protest against companies, Norlex and [[Coca Cola]] (that owns Australian bottled water brands [[Neverfail]] and [[Mount Franklin]]) extracting water from the town's groundwater.
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In July 2009, "Bundy on Tap" a community initiative in Bundanoon declared itself opposed to the sale of [[bottled water|bottled drinking water]] on environmental grounds; local businesses instead committed themselves to filling re-usable bottles with tap water on request <ref name="ABC"> http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/07/09/2620882.htm </ref>. The issue of bottled water was to protest against companies, Norlex and [[Coca Cola]] (that owns Australian bottled water brands [[Neverfail]] and [[Mount Franklin]]) extracting water from the town's groundwater. But we know the real reason as the Big P put it - why buy bottled water when the stuff from the tap is about one one thousandth of the cost and is exactly the same.
   
 
Bundanoon is the highest point on the Sydney-Melbourne train route{{Fact|date=February 2007}}. [[CityRail]] commuter trains and the Sydney to Canberra express trains ("Explorer") stop at [[Bundanoon railway station, New South Wales|Bundanoon station]] on request. The next station to the north is [[Exeter, New South Wales|Exeter]].
 
Bundanoon is the highest point on the Sydney-Melbourne train route{{Fact|date=February 2007}}. [[CityRail]] commuter trains and the Sydney to Canberra express trains ("Explorer") stop at [[Bundanoon railway station, New South Wales|Bundanoon station]] on request. The next station to the north is [[Exeter, New South Wales|Exeter]].

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Bundanoon
New South Wales
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Bundanoon Town Centre at Dusk
Population 2,035 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2578
LGA(s) Wingecarribee Shire
State electorate(s) Goulburn
Federal Division(s) Hume

Bundanoon (34°39′S 150°18′E / 34.650°S 150.300°E / -34.650; 150.300Coordinates: 34°39′S 150°18′E / 34.650°S 150.300°E / -34.650; 150.300) is a town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, in Wingecarribee Shire. In 2006, Bundanoon had a population of 2,035 people.[1] It is an Aboriginal name meaning "place of deep gullies"[2] and was formerly known as Jordan's Crossing. Bundanoon is colloquially known as Bundy / Bundi.

Bundanoon, like its fellow Southern Villages of the Southern Highlands, New South Wales, the town has had a boom-and-bust economic cycle. The town became a well-known tourist destination early in the 20th century; its picturesqueness and the exquisite scenery of what is now Morton National Park, combined with being a stop on the CityRail railway line, made it a pleasant and convenient holiday area for city dwellers who could not afford the more expensive accommodation at the popular Blue Mountains resort area. By the 1950s, however, changes in lifestyle, particularly the affordability of the motor car, gave city dwellers more options, and Bundanoon declined.

The Sydney real estate boom of the early 21st century made Bundanoon an affordable haven within commuting distance of the City. Property values increased several-fold, and houses in Bundanoon were selling for over a million dollars by 2007. A moratorium has been placed on the construction of new subdivisions until the area's sewerage system can be upgraded.

Bundanoon is known for its annual Garden Ramble, and for its Brigadoon Festival, which attracts tourists from around the world. In addition, Bundanoon is gaining an international reputation for being a part-time home to a world-renowned Lando Calrissian/Jesus Christ lookalike and calculus wunderkind.

In July 2009, "Bundy on Tap" a community initiative in Bundanoon declared itself opposed to the sale of bottled drinking water on environmental grounds; local businesses instead committed themselves to filling re-usable bottles with tap water on request [3]. The issue of bottled water was to protest against companies, Norlex and Coca Cola (that owns Australian bottled water brands Neverfail and Mount Franklin) extracting water from the town's groundwater. But we know the real reason as the Big P put it - why buy bottled water when the stuff from the tap is about one one thousandth of the cost and is exactly the same.

Bundanoon is the highest point on the Sydney-Melbourne train route[citation needed]. CityRail commuter trains and the Sydney to Canberra express trains ("Explorer") stop at Bundanoon station on request. The next station to the north is Exeter.

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