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Docklander - August 2014

31 Jul 2014

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The best of both worlds

For Darcy Inglis, Docklands is the best of both worlds.

The small community atmosphere, coupled with the close proximity to the CBD, makes Docklands a great place to live and work, according to Darcy.

And luckily for him, he gets to do both.

As a resident of Yarra’s Edge and employee of local business Lucas Real Estate, Darcy spends much of his time in the waterfront suburb.

He’ll soon be putting his local knowledge to good use as one of the newest representatives on the Docklands Community Forum.

Darcy was one of three new representatives announced at last month’s forum and was selected to represent Docklands’ younger population.

As part of his new role on the forum, Darcy said he was particularly interested in looking into how the rest of the Melbourne perceives Docklands.

“It’s something that’s already been raised but I need to find out a little bit more about it,” Darcy said.

“The raised eyebrows I got from my friends and social circle when they found out I was moving to Docklands from St Kilda was really surprising.”

“Now that I’m here, it’s just been perfect. I couldn’t have asked for a better move.”

“It’s really surprising to me how many people write it off as a concrete jungle, where nothing happens and it’s always windy.”

While he admits the wind isn’t his favourite part about living and working in Docklands, he said there were many things to love about the area.

Originally from Sydney, Darcy lived in Tasmania before moving to Melbourne in 2011. He’s lived at Yarra’s Edge for the past year and a half, and as luck would have it, began working in Docklands last November.

“I feel like I’m very lucky to be living and working so close,” Darcy said. “I know a lot of my colleagues wake up in the morning and then have to travel an hour in traffic.”

He also said it was great to be able to work in an area where almost everything was within walking distance.

“We’re very lucky as an agency because most agents spend all day driving around in the car. We can walk to Yarra’s Edge, Victoria Harbour and NewQuay” Darcy said.

And Darcy said the strong sense of community at Yarra’s Edge made it a great place to live.

“You’ve got that friendly, small community, easy to get around, well-connected aspect, while being literally next door to the CBD, where most people don’t know their neighbours,” Darcy said.

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