Scott Morrison has explained why he is not willing to move to the Kirribilli House in Sydney Harbor now that he is prime minister.
As Australia's leader, the Prime Minister has the right to live in the Gothic-style mansion built in 1858 that offers sweeping views of the opera and the world-famous Port Bridge.
It is the best address in Australia and has the best view of the nation for fireworks on New Year's Eve.
Despite these advantages, Mr. Morrison explained why he would stay in his three-bedroom house more than 25 km away in Port Hacking, just outside of Sydney.
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Scott Morrison (pictured with his wife Jenny and daughters Abbey and Lily) has explained why he is not willing to move to the Kirribilli House in Sydney Harbor now that he is prime minister.
The PM has the right to live in the luxurious mansion built in 1854 that offers panoramic views of the Opera and the Harbor Bridge.
When asked about a possible move to Kirribilli House (pictured), the prime minister hinted that he would rather stay in the Sutherland Comarca.
The married father of two daughters, Lily and Abbey, 50, said he would prefer to stay in Sutherland Shire when asked about a possible move.
"We are seeing that at this moment," WS-FM breakfast program personalities Amanda Keller and Brendan Jones told Sydney radio today.
"It's not something we've really thought about a lot and our girls go to school locally and they will continue to do it, and that's really important."
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Mr. Morrison explained why he preferred to stay in his three-bedroom house more than 25 km away in Port Hacking, just outside of Sydney.
Property records show that the prime minister and his wife Jenny bought their three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Port Hacking for $ 920,000 in 2009
Property records show that the Prime Minister and his wife Jenny purchased their three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Port Hacking for $ 920,000 in July 2009, the year their oldest daughter turned two.
The average prices of houses in the coastal suburb have doubled to $ 1.8 million.
Mr. Morrison bought the 696 square meter house built in 1960, with a pool, nine years ago, several months after he was promoted to the opposition bank by Mr. Turnbull, who gave him the portfolio of homes.
Your home has polished floors and an unusual pine roof over the main living room.
It is located several blocks from Dolans Bay, west of Cronulla beach, and across the water from the Royal National Park, a popular campground and hiking area.
Mr. Morrison bought the 696 square meter house, with a pool, nine years ago, several months after he was promoted to the opposition bank by Mr. Turnbull
Mr. Morrison's liberal predecessor, Malcolm Turnbull, refused to live at Kirribilli House, since he owned a sumptuous Sydney Harbor mansion at Point Piper.
Mr. Morrison's liberal predecessor as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull refused to live at Kirribilli House, as he owned a sumptuous Sydney Harbor mansion in Point Piper, the most expensive suburb of Australia.
In a dramatic contrast to the Morrisons, Turnbull and his wife Lucy paid more than $ 5.4 million for their house in 1994, which they bought from Klara Saunders.
Five years later, they bought the neighboring property for $ 7.1 million.
For a former prime minister, with an estimated value of $ 200 million for Business Review Weekly magazine, Kirribilli House was perhaps a step back for them, even though the great home was the residence in Sydney of the Australian prime ministers since 1957 .
One of Mr. Morrison's Labor predecessors as Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, in 2010 delayed the transfer to Kirribilli House, after overthrowing Kevin Rudd in a saloon coup in June of that year.
She continued to live in her house in Altona, in the industrial western suburbs of Melbourne, until after the August elections.