Or call it Divorcelands or Cocklands. No one can say it has been a successful development. It is barren, windswept and soulless. Admittedly the figures are a couple of years old, but by water meter records, there are many empty apartments in the high rise apartment towers.
A tram destination says Waterfront City. It is a shopping centre with some shops selling seconds from major brands. The big wheel that gave a terrific view of a railway docks area fell apart and closed. It was rebuilt but it has closed again as no one is fond of the view of railway yards. Many shops are empty. The food outlets are very ordinary. Lively? Not, no matter how much is spent on things to attract crowds such as ice rinks, art displays, performances, a Sunday Market and fireworks.
I caught a Collins Street tram to the nearby Victoria Harbour, still part of the Docklands development and while it was a bit quiet, this newer part had a much better feel to it for me. It made good connections to the river. I told R about it and he would like to see for himself.
The development area is has not reached completion.
Cars in cities can be a curse but in a place like this, they add to environment.
I think this is for pumping out small boat sewerage tanks.
Still a work n progress but it felt far more pleasant and interesting than the original Docklands.