Posts Tagged ‘West Footscray’

Photos from ten years ago: September 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is September 2010. In the city Trams on Swanston Street still stopped in the middle of the road, leaving anyone with limited mobility out in the cold. The current platform stops were completed between May 2011 and July 2012. At Richmond […]

Photos from ten years ago: January 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is January 2010. Built it up Construction work on the Laverton Rail Upgrade project on the Werribee line has been a recent theme – we see that work on the third platform was almost done. Along with the new footbridge. Another […]

Photos from ten years ago: November 2009

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is November 2009. New infrastructure Work on the new platform at Laverton was well underway, with tracks laid but not connected. At Footscray station the new footbridge was starting to look real. But the rickety old timber bridge was still in […]

Tracking the gentrification of Melbourne with Mother’s Day cards

Able And Game is a Melbourne based stationery label that produces quirky greeting cards featuring local pop culture references. However when I saw their range of Mother’s Day cards I also noticed something else – they track the spread of Melbourne’s ‘cool’ suburbs as formerly working class areas are gentrified. The inner suburbs of Fitzroy […]

Selling off parkland on Buckley Street, Footscray

Parkland has become a hot button topic in the inner Melbourne suburb of Footscray, with 2016 seeing members of the local community lobbying state and local government to allow surplus railway land to be turned over to the public as open space, and not sold for development. But on Buckley Street the government is doing something even more shameful – selling off former parkland as a development site.