Location of York Town within the Imperial City metropolitan area, Kings Bay:
commercial land plots. As the Imperial City Central grew and expanded rapidly, corporations and businesses were looking for
alternative desirable land, well connected to Imperial City by transport but also free from the chaotic and crime infested nature that
has characterized the Central city for many years.
land value of much of what was previously prime real estate. The gradual process of decline in Imperial City caused this process
of business relocation to increase.
its nearby suburbs and people from rural communities outside of the metropolitan area.
One of the Central Business Districts in York Town:
York Town United Stadium and training pitches, also used by City of York Town Boys School:
Mayor Nathan Browne's home and the York Town City Hall:
Another factor leading to the increase in population and economic activity was the containerisation of goods
process, through which many previously manual labour intensive shipyards and docks became redundant.
Whilst most of the primary docks in the Royal Ports, Baron’s Port and Scarborough implemented the
container port technology, they were not as efficient as desired due to retro-fitting and limited land issues.
In 1955 York Town City Council announced it would commission a firm to build a shipbuilding complex along
with an import/export dock system to improve efficiency of port activity in Kings Bay. As a result, large
numbers of people flocked to York Town to work on the construction and operational phases of the York
Town Docks. To this day the docks and associated industries provide employment for many residents in York Town.
Container docks - York Town:
Wealthy homes in the South East Section:
York Town North West Section:
York Town from above:
Wealthy apartments North West Section:
Train station serving the wealthy South East Section:
One of the railway stations:
Offices and high-rise apartments:
Office blocks in the Lower Town:
Industrial sites on the edge of the CBD:
In and around York Town:
High-rise apartments - North West Section:
Apartments popular with young professionals: