Melbourne's outer northern suburbs are considered to be one of Australia's fastest growing corridors. The high population growth occurring in areas 25-35 km from the city centre in the north continues to drive demand for housing and has resulted in this being one of Melbourne's growth hotspots.
Melbourne's growing northern metropolitan fringe is changing the character of what was a sleepy, bucolic area with acre lots and larger farms into a densely populated suburbia with town centres, schools, health and educational facilities that are servicing the increasing population. Pockets of nature and recreational facilities are being preserved, such as this, the parklands around the Yan Yean Reservoir, which is the oldest of Melbourne's water dams.
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I'm happy to have read what you said about nature and parklands...all too often, here in Canada as well as in the US, urban and suburban sprawl eats into the habitat of the natural creatures. You in Australia have particularly vulnerable wildlife, so preservation of habitat would seem to me to be essential.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed your photos...including the bucolic cows and calves.
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Pretty pastoral scenes.ReplyDelete
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Good to hear it's being preserved, we need more parks and areas like that around the world.ReplyDelete