We have been lucky enough to have a nice modern apartment close to public transport to all areas of Sydney. A sun filled, one bedroom apartment with all the modern amenities with a fully stocked kitchen, bath, shower, a washer and dryer in their own separate room and a balcony with views of a large dog friendly park just across the street. We live in a pet friendly building that contains a heated pool, gym, disabled access with ramps and lifts as well as a secured underground parking garage. You would have access to our single parking space there.
There is a small shopping district that is a two minute walk away and contains a supermarket, butchers, fishery, bakery, small local market and several artisan restaurants. It has a local newsagent you can purchase and top up an Opal card (which is used for all public transport in Sydney). There is also an Optus store where you can get an Australian sim for your phone.
While still being in a quiet neighborhood there are several buses that run regularly to the city within a 5 minute walk away and Green Square train station (on the airport line) within 10 minutes.
In regards to internet we have fibre optics that can provide download speeds of up to 100 Mbps as well as Wifi. We have a collection of board games and a PS4 with a variety of games.
We love books and you are welcome to read any that you find.