Decided i'd create a thread just for general discussion about Melbourne Docklands...the postives/the negatives/what its missing etc. as well as discussion about some of the smaller projects that are going on at the moment:
Docklands Library currently under construction:
Docklands is a budget winner 28 May 2013 By Bethany Williams
Docklands has received its best council budget result ever, with the City of Melbourne set to invest in a range of projects.
Docklands will receive an $11.1 million infrastructure investment, according to last month’s council draft 2013-14 budget.
The first budget of the council’s four-year term allows $6.5 million for the completion of the Docklands Library and Community Centre, $3.6 million for the Docklands Boating and Family Services Hub and a further $1 million to continue implementing projects from the Dockland Community and Place Plan (DCPP).
According to City of Melbourne director of city design Rob Adams, the majority of the DCPP funding will be spent on the Queens Lawn project at the Fox Classic Car Museum.
Mr Adams said City of Melbourne was finalising a long-term lease for the space with Lindsay Fox.
Tasty offering for abandoned space 27 May 2012 A creative collective is set to transform the abandoned Waterfront City food court into a unique art space.
The group has been offered the space as part of Renew Australia’s Docklands Spaces project.
Docklands Spaces allows creative projects access to unleased spaces rent-free.
Properties are made available on a month-to-month basis, allowing landlords to reclaim their property quickly, should they get a commercial offer.
Landlords bear no cost, with insurance and overheads covered by not-for-profit Renew Australia, which is funded by City of Melbourne, Places Victoria and MAB Corporation.
So far Docklands Spaces has focused on Waterfront City premises but Places Victoria general manager Simon Wilson said plans were underway to expand into Harbour Town.
Docklands Community and Place Plan : http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/AboutMelbourne/PrecinctsandSuburbs/Docklands/Documents/Docklands_Community_Place_Plan_Folding_Map.pdf