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6 months ago
John Fawkner and John Batman arrive in Melbourne
Intensive industrial development leads to a pollution problem at Docklands
Victoria Dock completed
First Australian bank notes are printed at the Queens Warehouse in Docklands
Between 1920 and 1940, Victoria Dock and North Wharf collectively handle about half of the total Port of Melbourne trade
Docklands gradually falls into disrepair and disuse as port activity continues to relocate west
Victorian Government releases a plan for Docklands and commits to developing the area
The stadium, La Trobe Street Bridge and Bourke Street Bridge open. Construction begins on the first apartments at Docklands
The District Docklands (formerly Harbour Town Shopping Centre) opens at Docklands. Docklands residents can vote in City of Melbourne elections
Docklands is 60% complete, has attracted more than $10 billion private sector investments, has more than 10,000 residents and 53,000 jobs
Docklands attracts more than 13,000 residents and more than 58,000 jobs; sustaining an estimated 2,500-3000 jobs annually
New event Places Victoria and Major Projects Victoria are merged to form Development Victoria, which remains the master developer of Docklands.
LendLease receives Ministerial approval to proceed with plans to create a new waterfront residential neighbourhood in Victoria Harbour. The Collins Wharf development will be one of the last residential developments in Docklands.
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