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Dockland Secrets - November 2016

25 Oct 2016

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Monument to insensitivity

The City of Melbourne must have thought there was something missing from Monument Park in NewQuay.

So it installed this traffic sign, so passing vehicles (on NewQuay Promenade!) knew where a “no stopping” area finished.

Docklands News says the signage was a monument to the council’s artistic ignorance and insensitivity.

The council must have thought so too, because the sign was removed the day after we raised the issue.

Disappointingly, the council refused to admit fault.  Instead, it said the sign came first and the park was built around it.

The council spokesperson said:  “The No Stopping sign was initially installed as part of a City of Melbourne signage strategy to stop cars from illegally parking along NewQuay Promenade after accessing the area from various surrounding streets.”

“Since the installation of the sign in question, the area between Palmyra Way and the promenade was landscaped and the artwork was installed, effectively blocking vehicle access.”

“The sign has been marked for removal as it is now redundant.”

 

The secret is out

Tommy Collins’ Secret Garden is coming to Docklands after all, but not to Harbour Esplanade.

The popular “pop-up” events venue has teamed by with Docklands’ Atlantic Group and will hold its first event at North Wharf on November 10.

A brochure advertising the space says it has permission to play amplified music until midnight.  

It is advising guests to meet at the Library at the Dock, from where they will be guided down the old dock towards the Bolte Bridge.

It is offering event parking at Central Pier, with the option of crossing Victoria Harbour by boat.

The organisation is calling the location “North Pier”.  It had previously announced that the venue would be at Central Pier.

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