Port Melbourne

19 April 2017 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Bay Street © Bmorey/cc-by-3.0

Bay Street © Bmorey/cc-by-3.0

Port Melbourne is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 5 km south-west from Melbourne’s Central Business District. It is split between the local government areas of Melbourne and Port Phillip. The area to the north of the West Gate Freeway is in the City of Melbourne. The area to the south is in the City of Port Phillip. The suburb is bordered by the shores of Hobsons Bay and the lower reaches of the Yarra River. Port Melbourne covers a large area, which includes the distinct localities of Fishermans Bend, Garden City and Beacon Cove. Historically it was known as Sandridge and developed as the City’s second port, linked to the nearby Melbourne CBD. The formerly industrial Port Melbourne has been subject to intense urban renewal over the past decade. As a result, Port Melbourne is a diverse and historic area, featuring industrial and port areas along the Yarra, to open parklands, bayside beaches, exclusive apartments and Bay Street’s restaurants and cafes. The suburb also forms a major transport link from east to west, home to one end of the West Gate Bridge.   read more…

Flinders Street Station in Melbourne

18 January 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Adam.J.W.C./cc-by-sa-2.5

© Adam.J.W.C./cc-by-sa-2.5

Flinders Street Station-colloquially shortened to simply Flinders Street or sometimes FSS-is a central commuter railway station at the corner of Flinders and Swanston streets in Melbourne. It serves the entire metropolitan rail network. Backing onto the city reach of the Yarra River in the heart of the city, the complex covers two whole city blocks and extends from Swanston Street to Queen Street.   read more…

The City of Melbourne

18 February 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Crown Casino Complex & Melbourne Exhibition Building © Donaldytong

Crown Casino Complex & Melbourne Exhibition Building © Donaldytong

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. The Melbourne City Centre is the hub of the greater metropolitan area and the Census statistical division – of which “Melbourne” is the common name. As of June 2009, the greater geographical area had an approximate population of four million. Inhabitants of Melbourne are called Melburnians or Melbournians.   read more…

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