Posts Tagged ‘Ballarat’

Forgotten local government areas of Victoria

If you’ve lived in Melbourne for a while you’ll know that the city is divided up into a number of local government areas, each responsible for community facilities such as libraries and parks, maintenance of local roads, town planning and development approvals, and local services such as waste disposal. However until 1994 Victoria’s regional cities […]

Photos from ten years ago: April 2011

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is April 2011. On the road to Ballarat We start off on the Western Highway headed to Ballarat, where work was underway on the $200 million Anthony’s Cutting upgrade outside Melton. The winding road over Djerriwarrh Creek was about to be […]

Photos from ten years ago: May 2009

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is May 2009. We start over at Flinders Street Station, where Hitachi trains were still in service with then-suburban train operator Connex Melbourne. Connex was replaced by Metro Trains Melbourne in November 2009, but the Hitachi trains hung on until December […]

Photos from ten years ago: March 2009

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is March 2009. Remember flip phones? Telstra was flogging the crap out of them at Southern Cross Station in 2009. Elsewhere on the concourse the suburban train displays were finally switched on, after three years of service from the ‘temporary’ screens […]

Photos from ten years ago: September 2008

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is September 2008.

Stored Comeng cars 1109T and 533M at Alstom Ballarat