Columns
10 years on Image

10 years on

Top yachts to compete at Docklands
Read more >>

Away from the desk Image

Away from the desk

The little bent tree
Read more >>

Chamber update Image

Chamber update

Strategic goals for 2020
Read more >>

Docklander Image

Docklander

Dental saving kids in Timor Leste
Read more >>

Docklands Secrets Image

Docklands Secrets

Conflicting speeds
Read more >>

Fashion Image

Fashion

Top five street style trends
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Setting SMART goals for 2020
Read more >>

Business Image

Business

Best noodles close to work
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

Embedded electricity networks are ripping off consumers
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

On the wild side
Read more >>

Precinct Perspectives

Celebrate at Victoria Harbour
Read more >>

SkyPad Living Image

SkyPad Living

Vertical dwelling is now mainstream
Read more >>

Street Art Image

Street Art

Goodbye from Blender Studios
Read more >>

Sustainability

A sustainable festive season
Read more >>

The District

Supporting Kids Under Cover this Christmas
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

Short-stay violence spurs action
Read more >>

Abby's Angle  Image

Abby's Angle

The symbolism of the arrow
Read more >>

Docklander - Dec 2012 - Jan 2013

04 Dec 2012

Docklander - Dec 2012 - Jan 2013 Image

A decade in Docklands

Michele Anderson was one of Docklands’ first residents.

She and her family moved to the area 10 years ago searching for a home by the water.

They had previously lived in waterside suburbs, moving from Williamstown to Port Melbourne, before settling in Docklands.

Docklands proved to be the right fit for the family of four.

“To have an apartment right on the water was a unique experience in Melbourne,” Michele said. “There are not a lot of places in Melbourne where you can live this close to the water.”

The family lived in the Arkley tower for two years and has spent the following eight years in an apartment at the Nolan.

Closeness to the water was one thing, but another drawcard for Michele and her family was the proximity to the city and the ease of lifestyle in Docklands.

“I love the fact that absolutely everything is close by,” Michele said.

Now working at Harbour Town, Michele said she loved having to travel no further than across the road on her daily commute.

Likewise, the fact that public transport is so readily available means she might not use her car from one week to the next.

Over her time in Docklands, Michele has been involved in many different aspects of the community.

She has been chairperson of both the Arkley and Nolan towers and had been involved with the Docklands Community Association and the Docklands Chamber of Commerce.

Having now clocked up a decade in Docklands, Michele has had plenty of time to watch the area grow.

Likewise, she has also had time to think about how she would like the area to evolve.

Michele’s vision for Docklands is of an artistic community.

“I’d like the whole NewQuay Piazza area to be transformed with small cafes and protection from the sun and wind. I’d love it if it was an area of extreme art so that it drew people to the precinct,” she said.

Michele also said she felt that a theme of maritime art would be a great way to connect the different precincts in Docklands.

As her first decade in Docklands draws to a close, Michele now looks forward to seeing Docklands grow and develop over the next 10 years.

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.