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Last updated on July 16th, 2017 at 11:41 am
Nothing like a catchy name to lure investors:
Australia’s largest property developer wants to build a new suburb the size of Shepparton 30 kilometres to the north of Melbourne that would controversially stretch the city’s boundaries.
The scheme, known as Lockerbie …
On the other, it would require the Government to agree to extend the boundary it introduced to slow urban sprawl as part of its growth strategy, Melbourne 2030.
I know it makes sense on 1 level, but it is delicious on another. Our “growth” strategy is to limit growth! How do they define success?
Yeah, reminds me of the development down my way (I’m in the Coburg end of Melbourne, in the cities northern suburbs). Pentridge prison, now sold off to private developers, has been renamed PENTRIDGE PIAZZA.
Pity that, several years after being sold off and redeveloped, it still has the barbed-wire frontage… I can’t imagine why investors would be turned off by that.
Was Woolloolumulummarattatankagoolie taken?Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 09 24 at 12:27 AM • permalink
- Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 09 24 at 12:27 AM • permalink
The Age’s prejudices exposed for all to see again. Cities, especially popular, livable ones, expand all the time. There is nothing ‘controversial’ about an expansion of a city’s limits.
Unless, of course, you’re an Age journalist (indeed, reader) who despises affordable outer-suburban housing and believes an apartment in Fitzroy near Brunwsick St is the only acceptable lifestyle. And you can’t bear the thought of living near people with children, cars, and who drink slabs of VB after mowing the lawn. And who read the Herald-Sun.
Poseurs.Posted by walterplinge on 2007 09 24 at 12:50 AM • permalink
Sounds like it could be the new Werribee.Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 09 24 at 01:11 AM • permalink
- Kalkallo? Is that where they filmed parts of Mad Max?
OMG, sometimes I remember the most obscure stuff.
I also found this, search it for Kalkallo.
You should see the streets they’re planning there : Hindenburg Road, Challenger Street, Columbia Avenue and Place de la ConcordePosted by eeniemeenie on 2007 09 24 at 02:02 AM • permalink
Gaddafi Avenue is the most enviable address.Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 09 24 at 02:11 AM • permalink
I grew up in that neck of the woods, and Lockerbie is the name of an old farm property, from well before Colonel Mo had Pan Am 103 blown out of the sky.Posted by Young and Free on 2007 09 24 at 07:11 AM • permalink
Better than “Swastika Acres”. It was named that long before WWII made the swastika a symbol of evil. Back when it was a symbol of good fortune. Still, they really should think about renaming it….Posted by MikeTheLibrarian on 2007 09 24 at 07:31 AM • permalink
- Redevelopment for Rottnest Island: Moreau Chateau?
Soon be schoolies week, the place will be crawling with all sorts of freakish life forms…Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 09 24 at 08:23 AM • permalink
MikeTheLibrarian we have a town called Swastika in Canada.
Speaking of diversity have they ruled out Hiroshima.Posted by hollingshead on 2007 09 24 at 10:10 AM • permalink
Maybe they’re trying to lure the men of no appearance away from the beaches…Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 09 24 at 10:20 AM • permalink
It’s sure to crash!