Sunday, 23 December 2012

DOCKLANDS VISTAS

The Batman's Hill precinct of Melbourne Docklands is bordered by the Yarra River to the south, Spencer Street to the east, Docklands Stadium to the north and Victoria Harbour to the west. The precinct is named after the historical landmark Batman's Hill, which was once located within the area.

It is a mixed-use precinct including commercial and retail space, entertainment, hotels, residential sections, restaurants, cultural sites and educational institutions as well as the historic Rail Goods Shed No. 2, which was split in half to allow for the extension of Collins Street into Docklands, providing businesses with an address that is considered to be prestigious. The area is 100,000 square metres.

More than half the precinct is already built, committed or under construction, and includes the Watergate/Site One apartment and small office complex, 700 Collins Street (home to the Bureau of Meteorology and Medibank Private), 750 Collins Street (the Melbourne headquarters of AMP), Kangan Institute's Automotive Centre for Excellence (ACE) and the Fox Classic Car Museum, 717 Bourke Street (consisting of a 294 room Travelodge Hotel and 737 Bourke Street (home to National Foods).

The Stadium Precinct, which sits on the eastern edge of Docklands, consists of Etihad Stadium, Seven Network's Melbourne digital broadcasting centre, Victoria Point, Bendigo Bank offices and Quest serviced apartments. It is linked to Southern Cross Station and the Melbourne CBD by the Bourke Street pedestrian bridge, built over railway lines.

This post is part of the Scenic Sunday meme,
and also part of the Sunday Bridges meme,
and also part of the Shadow Shot Sunday meme.







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  2. The weather is wonderful there these days.

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  3. Wonderful images. It appears you are having spectacular weather. :)

    Merry Christmas to you and yours from both Kjell and me. :)

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  4. Very much impressed by this environment ! Looked at the images time and again. Thank you for this walk.

    Καλά Χριστούγεννα και ευτυχισμένος ο νέος χρόνος!

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  5. Hi Nick. Our Docklands is an intriguing place. Lots of modern architecture, water and open spaces but it's soul is a little elusive. The green artwork looks to me like our sign of peace and is somehow reminiscent of the knotted gun outside the United Nations in New York. Merry Christmas to you. Cheers J.

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  6. Beautiful vistas of the Docklands area! Love the presence of the tree lined streets!

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  7. a very slick bridge. Is your weather too hot for a BBQ?

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