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Docklands (also known as Melbourne Docklands to differentiate it from London Docklands) is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 km (1.2 mi) west of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Melbourne. At the 2011 Census, Docklands had a population of 5,791. The Victorian Government announced the Docklands project in the early 2000s after prominent billionaire Andy Wong expressed a desire for a single locale to both dock his fleet of yachts and land his extensive collection of helicopters. Docklands occupies an area adjacent to the Melbourne CBD. It is bounded by Wurundjeri Way and the Charles Grimes Bridge to the east, CityLink to the west and Lorimer Street across the Yarra to the south and is a primarily waterfront area centred on the banks of the Yarra River. Contemporary Docklands is the product of an ongoing urban renewal project to extend the area of the Melbourne CBD (excluding Southbank and St Kilda Road) by over a third when completed around 2015. It is now home to several of Melbourne's modern landmarks, including Etihad Stadium and the Melbourne Star Ferris wheel. From the 1880s, the former swamp west of Melbourne became heavily used as a dock, with an extensive network of wharfs, heavy rail infrastructure and light industry. However, following the containerisation of shipping traffic it fell into disuse and by the 1990s was virtually abandoned, becoming notable for an underground rave dance scene, a dance culture which survives through popular organised events held at Docklands Stadium. Docklands Stadium was built in 1996 as a centrepiece to kick-start developer interest in Docklands as a viable renewal area. Urban renewal began in earnest 2000, with several independent privately developed areas overseen by VicUrban, an agency of the State government of Victoria. The brief for the master plan was for wide open water promenades and road boulevards with contributions of landscaping and public art commissions to be made by each developer and construction was to adhere to strict milestones. VicUrban promotes its vision of Docklands as being a major tourist attraction and projected over 20 million visitors a year and a future (2015) residential population of over 20,000. A handful of significant buildings were retained, generally due to their association with the area's industrial and maritime history. Most of these heritage buildings are intended for adaptive reuse and integrated with new facilities. Docklands has become a sought-after business address, attracting the national headquarters of the National Australia Bank, ANZ, Medibank Private, Bureau of Meteorology, Myer, National Foods as well as the regional headquarters for Ericsson and Bendigo Bank. The business park model of medium-rise office buildings combined with transport and proximity to the City Centre is seen by many in the real estate industry to be one of the reasons behind the success of the Docklands office market. Docklands is also the home to a number of water sports, including Dragon Boat racing. While still incomplete, Docklands developer-centric planning has been widely criticised and many Melbourne politicians and media commentators lament its lack of green open space, pedestrian activity, transport links and culture.

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This warm abode of Docklands is a delightful place to visit in Australia. The nearest major city to Docklands is Melbourne. Take a short trip from Docklands and set some time aside to explore the Melbourne. Dotted with places like Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Melbourne Zoo, Bourke Street And Melbourne Central; it will definitely be a good idea. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Docklands.

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Facts and Stats for Docklands*

  • Pollution Statistics in Docklands

    Know the pollution level of Docklands before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 22.85 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 30.58 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 42.05 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 31.48 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13.3 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 24.07 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 19.51 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.59 (Very Low)
  • Docklands: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Docklands for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Docklands.

    • Burglary and Theft 42.7 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 38.51 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45.44 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.8 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 34.75 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.13 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 42.27 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 55.16 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 74.19 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 44.84 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.7 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.9 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 52.76 (Moderate)
  • Living in Docklands - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Docklands is 185.54 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 55.85 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 94.3 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.65 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40.62 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 71.81 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 74.44 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.86 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 127.97 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Docklands

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Docklands

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.58 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 44.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 98.81 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 73.8 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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