Posts Tagged ‘RAAF Williams’

Paid parking at Williams Landing railway station

There are many things that people think should be free – with car parking being one of them. Especially controversial is paid parking at railway stations – but in Melbourne it has already started, with barely a wimper. Williams Landing railway station opened in 2013 with 500 parking spaces, with the surrounding area designed as […]

Another look at RAAF Williams

A few months ago I took a look at the control tower that once stood sentry over the former RAAF Williams airfield in the Melbourne suburb of Laverton – today I’m going for a drive down the runway to the heritage listed aircraft hangars.

Lineup of six aircraft hangars at RAAF Williams

Melbourne’s abandoned airfield

For anyone who frequents the western suburbs of Melbourne, this sight should be familiar. So what is the story behind the abandoned control tower?

Sun sets on the abandoned control tower