Good News Bill - August 2012
01 Aug 2012
I just love Docklands
There is a hidden essence that makes it the place it is. Those that live here know it. Those that work here may just discover it!
I came into my work in Docklands one Sunday morning at 7 am to sort out a few things that can’t be done on a busy working day. As I drove in, the sun was coming up and Docklands was so quiet. There was a tram rumbling along Harbour Esplanade. I saw the occasional person out for a morning stroll, here and there a jogger, someone walking a dog and a few bike riders. All this silhouetted by the rising sun and the shimmering water! Now that is serenity!
Docklands has the water and reflections. Yes, she is part of the city and, yes, she has tall buildings, but she also has a soul and that soul is emerging and will emerge strongly as people discover it. It has a sense of space, views and water.
As part of that emergence, the Docklands Community Garden had its grand opening. The Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and Planning Minister Matthew Guy came, as did Cr Ken Ong from City of Melbourne.
Channel 31’s Vasili was there and he recorded an episode for his popular gardening show Vasili’s Garden. If you missed it make sure you see it on his website – http://www.vasilisgarden.com. There is even a brief appearance on the show by Good News Bill! The community garden promises to be a great focal point for residents who live in the area.
Logan Kershaw, the curator, can be rightly proud of his achievements. Why not donate a punnet of seasonal vegetables to Logan and stamp your ownership on this great Docklands space.
Also happening in July … Who watched in awe as the Cow in a Tree got a face lift. I watched as the finishing touches were delivered to the black spot on the cow’s derriere. Every attention to detail was employed and the Cow in the Tree now has new duco!
The fireworks in July was a booming success again. Those who came were treated to a grand spectacle of light as Docklands lit up to an amazing array of colours. The local restaurants that were open after 7pm were rewarded with good patronage.
And if you have absolutely no idea, and would like to know – then you can research this at http://www.docklandsnews.com.au. There has been an article written about this.
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