Columns
10 years on Image

10 years on

August 2008 Issue 34:
Read more >>

Away from the desk Image

Away from the desk

The little bent tree
Read more >>

Chamber update Image

Chamber update

Upcoming events in Docklands
Read more >>

Docklander Image

Docklander

Water views work for local novelist
Read more >>

Docklands Secrets Image

Docklands Secrets

Politician disrespects us
Read more >>

Fashion Image

Fashion

Top five street style trends
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Winning at winter health and fitness
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

Letters to the Editor
Read more >>

New Businesses Image

New Businesses

NeoLemonade and Melbourne Cellar Door
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

OC discriminated against a disabled owner
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

Sooky Romeo loves the attention
Read more >>

SkyPad Living Image

SkyPad Living

Vertical democracies
Read more >>

Street Art Image

Street Art

A reactionary world
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

One woman’s stand gets results
Read more >>

What Women Want - With Abby Crawford Image

What Women Want - With Abby Crawford

It’s been an extraordinary month
Read more >>

Small crowds for Volvo event

05 Feb 2018

Small crowds for Volvo event Image

Docklands gained international recognition when the Volvo Ocean Race stopped by over the Christmas/New Year period.

The expected crowds did not materialise, but the Docklands Chamber of Commerce is satisfied that associated media coverage was good for Docklands in the longer term.

Pre-race, local organisers Mayo and Calder were predicting between 125,000 and 175,000 people would visit.

Locals report that the event would have been lucky to attract 10,000.

Commercial marketing manager Mathieu Shellard said in the lead up to the race that one of the three things that would attract Melburians to the event was “an abundance of alcohol being served”. The other elements, he said, were food and entertainment.

After the yachts left on January 2, the company didn’t want to talk about it.

Development Victoria’s acting general manager for precincts, Ronan Mellor, said: “Hosting a stop-over of this international event put the spotlight on Melbourne and Docklands in international media and online.”

“Event support and crew members also enjoyed our city and the majority of the crew stayed in Docklands and took advantage of its location, restaurants and other benefits.”

Share on Facebook

Stay in touch with Docklands. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

You must be registered with Docklands News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.

Docklands is Beautiful