Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Phelan-Burvale Reserve, Tullamarine Vic

See it here.
Only arguably an IR but it has something many IRs don't have - a reason to pass through it - and combines visibility/opaqueness with function. On these criteria, to be admired. 

 The two pictures below are of a path into, and a drainage area within, the nearby Trade Park.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Glenwaverley Estate 1929

This is in the Melbourne Herald,  13 March 1929, p. 13. I am particularly interested in the quarter-circle park behind the 'Home Sites' on the corner of Union and Springvale Road. It appears that the thoroughfare to the park, though unlabelled, is for rear access to the business sites and the park itself, and would not be commonly referred to as a road (certainly it has not been given a name or a road/street designation).

I'm also fairly confident that this 'park' did not exist. The site today is a cinema and shopping complex.

Friday, October 21, 2016

'North Road Reserve', Avondale Heights, Victoria

See yesterday's post. We visited this one a few minutes later; as you can see, it was somewhat waterlogged. 

Below: I have no idea what this is. One thing I can tell you is, it is not a box on a pole - it's solid wood.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Reserve bounded by Ridge Drive, Glamis Drive, The Crossway, Avondale Heights, Victoria

In preparation for a journal article we are writing with Robert Freestone about the Milleara Estate, Victoria Kolankiewicz (who is getting pretty ubiquitous in this blog, frankly) and I visited a few of the southern Milleara reserves on 7 October 2016. What we found was not massively impressive in terms of use or value, no offence intended towards anyone concerned. More to follow. You can see this particular space here.