Feeling ‘Trivial’ at Docklands this week?

June 16, 2010 § Leave a comment

Sigh. This little old J.C Street Blogger has a confession to make. I am a total Trivia Tragic. And Docklandsnews.com.au has made it clear to me that I need go no further than Melbourne’s self-professed ‘Newest Football Pub’ – the Nixon at Docklands.

Located just near the famous Watergate development and only a quick walk to Etihad Stadium and NAB, you can come along and join J.C Street tragics on Thursday evening 6-8pm. The Trivia is free, the food is yummy and you’ll get to meet your locals. Perfect!

Serrata Docklands – Will it go ahead?

May 10, 2010 § Leave a comment

 

Lend Lease and Victoria Harbour residents don’t seem to be looking eye to eye over the developer’s proposed 15-storey residential tower in Bourke Street.

Recently a community meeting was faciliatated by Teys Strata Management with key stakeholders present. The body corporates of the Mosaic and Montage have suggested that they were misled by Lend Lease when purchasing their own investments several years ago. They claim they only ever expected low-rise community living.

Lend Lease say that the State Government wanted more inner-urban dwellings built, and as such encouraged Lend Lease towards higher density building. Lend Lease representative Ben Coughlan did show residents plans and drawings of the proposed development.

It will be called Serrata and will be constructed nearby to the Montage and Mosaic apartments. It will be a suggested 15 storeys, housing approximately 144 apartments. Most of the apartments will be one bedroom units without carparking.

The price range is intimated to be between $385,000 and $750,000.

This will be an interesting development to watch – previously Docklands was very much a ‘whiteboard’ without a community to consult – a developer’s dream you’d probably say. Now however, Docklands has developed into a thriving community – a community which wants its opinions and voices heard.

Disclaimer: This article is written to inform but is a personal opinion only. No information herein should be used to make any financial decisions or otherwise based upon.

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