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What a journey for our suburb

31 Aug 2017

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Docklander Steve Myrteza took this photo 20 years ago when he first moved to Melbourne and, wow, hasn’t Docklands come a long way!

Mr Myrteza recently moved to Docklands, having been a long-term CBD resident.

But his connection with our suburb goes back further than that – way back to before the Docklands journey began.

Back then, Docklands was an industrial wasteland. The Port of Melbourne had moved downstream and the place was in a state of decay, just waiting for someone to have a great idea about urban renewal.

He explained:

“I was working on Level 46 at 600 Bourke St and wanted to show my family the view from my desk,” he said.

“You can see that what we now know as Docklands had yet to be constructed. The first structure I remember was Etihad Stadium.”

“Having moved this year from the CBD to the Docklands I’m always a bit perplexed to see people refer to it as a ‘failed experiment’.”

“I think in 20 years it has come a long way and is now the best-kept secret of the city!”

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