The Port of Melbourne is Australia's busiest port for containerised and general cargo. It is located in Melbourne, Victoria, and covers an area at the mouth of the Yarra River, downstream of Bolte Bridge, which is at the head of Port Phillip, as well as several piers on the bay itself. Since 1 July 2003, the Port of Melbourne has been managed by the Port of Melbourne Corporation, a statutory corporation created by the State of Victoria.
Most of the port is in the suburb of West Melbourne and should not be confused with the Melbourne suburb of Port Melbourne although Webb Dock and Station Pier, parts of the Port of Melbourne, are in Port Melbourne. Port Melbourne (or Sandridge as it was known until 1884) was a busy port early in the history of Melbourne, but declined as a cargo port with the development of the Port of Melbourne in the late 19th century. It retains Melbourne's passenger terminal however, with cruise ships and ferries using Station Pier. The port will be at full capacity in 2015.
Apartment buildings in the CBD and surrounding suburbs are constantly being built and it is difficult to ignore their mushrooming into existence. They bring with them rapidly rising population, greater demands on infrastructure, burgeoning traffic, increased noise, congestion, pollution and some would argue more crime. The least evil I guess, is loss of sea views. The last three images I have photoshopped...
This post is part of the Geometric Friday meme,
and also part of the Skywatch Friday meme.