Melbourne & Australian Architecture Topics

A place to talk about Australian Architecture, Heritage & Planning Issues
It is currently 22 Aug 2017, 22:20




All times are UTC + 10 hours [ DST ]


Forum rules


Please click here to view the forum rules



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: New Australian City
PostPosted: 07 Sep 2011, 21:33 
Offline
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 01 Aug 2011, 08:45
Posts: 113
Location: Latrobe Valley
williampitt wrote:
Does anyone remember back in the 80s when they proposed the "Multi Function Polis" (MFP). It started as an idea for a completely new Australian city and they made a big hoopla about this exact same idea. But after a bunch of bickering they started trying to locate it in existing cities like Adelaide and Melbourne - Docklands was even suggested as a possible option.

Methinks that Docklands is a Multi-Function Polis. :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Australian City
PostPosted: 08 Sep 2011, 00:25 
Offline
Jedi Master
Jedi Master

Joined: 15 Dec 2008, 11:07
Posts: 1329
williampitt wrote:
Does anyone remember back in the 80s when they proposed the "Multi Function Polis" (MFP). It started as an idea for a completely new Australian city and they made a big hoopla about this exact same idea. But after a bunch of bickering they started trying to locate it in existing cities like Adelaide and Melbourne - Docklands was even suggested as a possible option.

I remember the saga very well. The amount of hype surrounding it was remarkable, given that no-one seemed to know exactly what a multi-function polis was!

The fact that Melbourne lost out to Adelaide in the selection of the site was even held out by some as another example of the then State Labor government's failings, coming at the same time as the collapse of the Pyramid Building Society, and the problems of the State Bank and its merchant banking arm, Tricontinental.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC + 10 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Melbourne Buildings