Friday, 21 November 2014

CITY VIEWS, COBURG NTH

Coburg North is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 km north of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Moreland. At the 2011 Census, Coburg North had a population of 6,576. The suburb lies north of Coburg, and has the same postcode (3058). The majority of Coburg North is zoned residential, though there are some industrial pockets. The major commercial strip on Sydney Road is primarily automotive-related businesses. Merlynston has a small shopping strip with some cafés. The rest of the suburb is reliant on corner shops for everyday needs.

Along the Merri Creek as it runs through Coburg North are some open spaces, parklands and former industrial areas. This view is from the former site of the Kodak factory. About 600 Victorian workers fell victim to the digital age and lost their jobs when the photographic giant Kodak closed its film manufacturing plant there at the end of November 2004. The site is about 20 hectares and located to the east of Edgars Creek. It is surrounded by residential properties along Elizabeth, Boyne, Ronald and Tilley Streets. The site, renamed 'Coburg Hill' is to be redeveloped for residential purposes.

Here, we are looking South towards the City, and all of the open land visible here will be built up in the near future. In the first image, the red asterisk down the bottom, centre, indicates where the photos were taken.

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme.






4 comments:

  1. I really hate to lose all that open land...
    I like the way you have zoomed in on the view! And the contrast between the modern skyline and that old church!!

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  2. WOW, what views! Love how the city core is visible in the distance.

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  3. Great vantage point for Melbourne's skyline.

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  4. alot of construction going on now. that one building looks like batman

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