Docklands Second Decade

October 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

Docklands residents have lashed out at the Government’s 10-year vision for the waterside development.  

The draft plan for the second decade of Docklands development proposes:

A RETRACTABLE concertina-style pedestrian bridge linking both sides of Docklands.

LIVE music spaces and access to the water for swimming at Harbour Esplanade.

A FLOATING stage and outdoor cinema on Central Pier.

A TWO-hectare park underneath Bolte Bridge.

A LIBRARY and community centre on the corner of Bourke St and Harbour Esplanade.

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Docklands: Future visions

October 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

Ten years after work began in Docklands, it is home to thousands of residents and hundreds of offices, but it is still thought of as a soulless, corporate wasteland. As the precinct prepares for the next decade, can it shake off its bad reputation?

Developing and providing for this community will be the focus of the second decade of Docklands. For 10 years, private developers have dominated the transformation of the 190-hectare waterfront site, investing more than $6 billion in commercial and residential high rises and snapping up 98 per cent of all developable land. As the population is predicted to grow from 6000 to 15,000 and the number of workers to double by 2021, critics say it’s about time planning authorities shifted their attention to the needs of the people who live and work here.

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Beckham’s to sell Beckingham Palace

September 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

David and Victoria Beckham have listed their expansive English estate, dubbed ‘Beckingham Palace’ for AU$30 million.

The couple bought the 24-acre property in 1999 for $4.1 million and went on to spend well over the current asking price in renovations and additions.

Located in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, the property includes indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a petting zoo, recording studio, state-of-the-art floodlit tennis courts, and three gazebos.

The 1930s Georgian style house includes a snooker room, gym, and seven bedrooms.

David and Victoria are reported to be selling the property because they no longer feel the need for it, now that their roots are firmly based in L.A.

Source: The Home Page

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