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#1 DaisyDaisy68

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 06:24 AM

Hi,

Is the Docklands area in Melbourne the 'new' CBD for Melbourne similar to Canary Wharf , Docklands in London...? Or maybe a Darling Harbour, Sydney lookalike type of thing?

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 09:22 AM

Nah it is hardly the centre. It is not easy to get to you see! :fishie:
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:57 PM

Hi,

Is the Docklands area in Melbourne the 'new' CBD for Melbourne similar to Canary Wharf , Docklands in London...? Or maybe a Darling Harbour, Sydney lookalike type of thing?

Thanx :rolleyes:


I think they are trying to make it a Darling Harbour type precinct. It is nowhere near complete. There is some places of interest there though. They just opened Ice House and the new ANZ building which is the biggest building in Australia.

But to answer your question, the Melbourne City Council has jurisdiction over it so you could argue it is part of the CBD.
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:17 AM

I havent had a problem getting to it, You can use the FREE tourist tram and that drops you off in the centre, you can just also walk over the bridge from the Great southern railway station.
I rather like the place, there are a lot of good restaurants, some good watering holes such as James Squire, Harbourtown Hotel and Plenty of outlet shops, There is also a Glow in the Dark Mini Golf opeded up at the place which I believe is the first one of its kind in Australia.

Nah it is hardly the centre. It is not easy to get to you see! :laugh:


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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:19 AM

There is also a Glow in the Dark Mini Golf opeded up at the place which I believe is the first one of its kind in Australia.

That sounds kind of neat.
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 09:19 AM

I wonder if glow in the dark golf is easier than real golf!! :officechair:
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:17 PM

Its totally confusing. I have twice tried to find the statue of Graham Kennedy. I gave up.
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Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:54 PM

Just get the free tourist tram and get off at Docklands Drive, Harbour Town (you know you are Tat the right place when you see the big circus like tent.
the statues are between the tent and the water.
Graham Kennedy, Jonnie Farnham, Kylie, Dame edna.

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Its totally confusing. I have twice tried to find the statue of Graham Kennedy. I gave up.


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Posted 24 March 2010 - 11:13 PM

thanks miki! :)
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 07:35 PM

Anyone knows whats happening with that dam ferris wheel. I am all for a toursist attraction but why on earth did they copy something from London or Singapore? THe one in the parks near by is quite ok.
I reckon they could come up with something totally original. Why not the replica of the famous river caves from the old days of Luna Park. Now that WAS a ride... I am so old at times. I really miss it!
Or better a museum of the Tivoli!!!!!
I bet you can all think of better ideas other than another bloody ferris wheel.
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 10:50 PM

Yeah that docklands wheel was a bit of a disaster!!! I had a shot on the one near fed square and it is ok.

Docklands would attract me if it had somethng like Dreamworld or one of the water parks like "Wet n Wild"... though i guess we don't have the warm weather of the gold coast so maybe just give us Dreamworld and skip the water park idea!
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 11:32 PM

Dont worry climate change will alter that. Hope you are not a sceptic... please dont be a sceptic..
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 08:50 AM

Why is it so bad to be skeptic? My i recall a class i had at uni where I was told that the earth goes thru cycles of warm and cold times. We are supposed to have an ice age every 40,000 years or something like that. I forget the exact number.

So on that basis, I think global warming could be good! I really hate ice ages! :P Don't you? They really are very COLD!!! :) ^_^ :kosa:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_age

Predicted changes in orbital forcing suggest that the next glacial period would begin at least 50,000 years from now, even in absence of human-made global warming


Moreover, anthropogenic forcing from increased greenhouse gases might outweigh orbital forcing for as long as intensive use of fossil fuels continues[31]. At a meeting of the American Geophysical Union (December 17, 2008), scientists detailed evidence in support of the controversial idea that the introduction of large-scale rice agriculture in Asia, coupled with extensive deforestation in Europe began to alter world climate by pumping significant amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere over the last 1,000 years. In turn, a warmer atmosphere heated the oceans making them much less efficient storehouses of carbon dioxide and reinforcing global warming, possibly forestalling the onset of a new glacial age.


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Posted 31 March 2010 - 10:14 AM

Has anybody heard of anything along the lines of Global Warming being to do with the position of our sun in relation to its celestial orbit that will peak in December 2012?
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 02:16 PM

Gosh Iblis.

You are good at these alignment thingos! ^_^
Are they stuck in your head or do you Google coinsidences? :)

Hello Petersj.
Alas I'm a sceptic!
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 02:46 PM

heh, nope... i do not Google Coincidences. i am just a victim of fear campaigning, although; the good news about the espoused theory on Global Warming is that the peak is in 2012 and then Global Cooling will begin... weeeeee‼
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#17 PeterJMelb

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 03:34 PM

Ah Iblis!

2012 must be a big year. I seem to remember you predicting some other (bad) thing.
Based on a movie? Or sumpin!
Then I thought it was a good idea to skip 2012!
Anyway I have not heard that global warming was going to peak. (That sounds good to me).
I have the thought that it (G Warming) was supposed to switch into a positive feedback loop and quickly destroy the planet.

If the planet disappears what will happen to the moon?
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 04:37 PM

I'm not predicting anything, Peter... just quoting.

If the planet disappears what will happen to the moon?

um... start orbiting the sun as a really tiny planet ala the late Pluto?... or become a really large asteroid.

What the heck would make our planet disappear?
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#19 PeterJMelb

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 05:04 PM

Hi Iblis.

When are you going to do real work?

Anyway you said: "What the heck would make our planet disappear?"

Well the doomsayers say runaway global warming will become global heating and finally melt.
I guess it won't disappear, just become a molten ball of the same mass thus the moon will remain in orbit!

As you can see I listen to too many left wing alarmists!
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 05:46 PM

Consider tipping right over to the left by listening to the left winger Phillip Adams on ABC's Radio National's Late Night Live.

Philip hosted a really interesting episode last night on the psychology of pricing: http://www.abc.net.a...010/2860260.htm
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