On what was once the city’s old dock area, Melbourne’s newest suburb, Docklands, is a large-scale commercial, residential and leisure development that’s slowly rising to the west of Southern Cross Station. The constantly evolving face of the area is set to undergo further developments in the coming years (notably a second attempt at the “Southern Star” observation wheel – a smaller version of the London Eye), but for now the restaurant promenade, NewQuay, on Victoria Harbour, and the ever-expanding Waterfront City are very much open to the public and gaining in popularity among Melburnians.

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