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Rooleyson is a thriving city of work and well living. With needs fulfilled, places of leisure and local landmarks and state of the art traffic networks, this city is full of good living. ...

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Asheroo

 
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Over the past months during the development of Rooleyson, there has been an increase in sporting activity across the city, with more people wanting to play and watch sports. The local sporting teams have also been expressing interest in stadiums and sporting centres, as well as other international clubs and sporting teams. As a result of the demand, the Rooleyson City Council has built the Rooleyson International Sporting Centre (RISC).

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The RISC is built in the outer south eastern suburbs beside the Kanga River, across from the Airport District. It features a big Olympic sporting stadium, a baseball stadium, an Olympic sized swimming pool and arena, a local tennis club and lots of parking. It is built next to the RHN for easy transportation access and is across the intersection from the Blunton Bus Terminal.

The MacJohnson Stadium...

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The Kanga Swimming Arena...

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The Rooleyson Baseball Stadium...

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The RISC Tennis Club...

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The parking area...

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Some other pictures of the RISC...

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Stay tuned to The Rooleyson Journal for more on the southern suburbs, farming and the bus system. ;)

Asheroo

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The east southern central suburbs spread out across the eastern side of the plateau and down the slopes along the Kanga River, on the opposite side to the Airport District. Within these suburbs, there are two main central business and shop areas located on each side of the area. There are also many shops and small businesses spread out through the district. Medium wealth residents fill a lot of the area, along with some high wealth in the south east corner along the riverside. There is also protected forest, plenty of parks and the University of Rooleyson. There are three suburbs in this district: Terringada, Reddingworth and Blunton.

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Terringada

Terringada is a suburb on the north slopes of the plateau, which then goes down into the south inner city suburbs. It consists of mostly medium wealth housing, with views looking all across the north and eastern side of the city. There is also some very high wealth mansions on the riverside of the suburb. Some shops and offices are also located in the centre of the suburb.

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Blunton

Blunton is a rich suburb on the south east slopes of the plateau, along the Kanga riverfront. It is located opposite the river from the Airport District. It is full of high wealth housing, along with restaurants, a shopping centre along with other shops, and medium wealth offices. A bus terminal is located in the central area. The University of Rooleyson is also on the north side of the district. On the west side, there is some medium wealth housing and a few low dense offices, as well as two protected forest areas.

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Reddingworth

Reddingworth is the central suburb for the east southern suburbs. The main avenue contains many shops, offices and leisure places, as well as some motels and plenty of parking within it all. The suburb is filled with medium wealth housing, along with a few parks and some more shops and offices. It is located all on the flat land on top of the plateau.

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Stay tuned to The Rooleyson Journal for more on the other districts of the southern suburbs, the west suburbs, industrial projects and future agriculture. ;)

 
Asheroo

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Rooleyson April 2010 Update: Report from the City Hall

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Welcome to the April 2010 update! The city of Rooleyson, or should we say the metropolis of Rooleyson, has reached a big milestone of 1 000 000 population! It's a big milestone for the city as it continues to grow. Some big new buildings have been built around the city as well as part of the celebration of this massive population milestone. Rooleyson is now the capital of the country of Roowana, and now has the Roawanian Parliament House. With the population increasing, development has continued in the southern suburbs, focusing on the central south east suburbs. Demand for services has also increased along with this, and education services have increased with a new southside college and the University of Rooleyson built, along with new schools. A new industrial area is also being built on from the industries in the Airport District, creating a new area called the Eastern Industrial District. Parking lots have also been created around the city and suburbs to handle the population increase as well.

Overview

Satellite view of Rooleyson

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Map of the districts...

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1 000 000 Population Buildings

With the population now reaching 1 000 000, the city has been named the capital of Roowana and has achieved being able to build the Roowanian Parliament House. The Rooleyson Courts Building has also been built along with this. Both buildings are located in the Greenwood area in the CBD.

Rowanian Parliament House & Clock Tower...

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Rooleyson Courts Building...

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Education Upgrade

With the increasing population and the booming development in the southern suburbs, there has been an increase in education facilities. The University of Rooleyson (UR) has been built along the Kanga Riverfront in the southern suburbs and contains tennis courts, a swimming pool and a church. The Southside College has also been built, which contains all year levels and as well as having tennis courts and a swimming pool, also has an oval. A new high school has also been built on Kathine Hill.

University of Rooleyson...

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Southside College

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North Kathine Hill State High School

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They Paved Paradise To Put Up A Parking Lot

The increase in the population means more cars on the road, which will need places to park. To solve this problem, the council has built several parking lots throughout the CBD and around the suburbs where there are shops. They built the parking lots ontop of many empty plazas throughout the city, mainly around the backstreets and under the overpasses at the RHN CBD interchange. Parking lots have also been a major concept in designing the shopping areas for the southern suburbs.

A parking lot in the back areas of high density residences...

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Parking around the Rooleyson Hospital...

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Around the shops of the central district of the south east suburbs...

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Parking along the shopfronts in the central district of the south west suburbs...

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In the eastern suburbs, a parking lot next to some shops...

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Free Screens

To reward you for your patience on waiting for articles about the development of Rooleyson, here are some free screens taking from around the city, and at night, to feed you. Thanks for being patient as the southern suburbs are being slowly, but steadily developed.

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Sneak peak at the central district of the south east suburbs...

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And to finish off the April 2010 update, here's a beautiful picture taken along the Kanga Riverfront, looking over one part of the south east suburbs, towards the city...

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Hope you enjoyed the update! Stay tuned for more on the southern suburbs, Tamewood Central and the Eastern Industrial District, and much more. ;)

 
 
 
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Kathine Hill + Quarry

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Kathine Hill is a big hill located in the north west side of the city. It runs from south west to north east, with the eastern face having a view towards the city and the eastern suburbs, while the western face a view to the Tamewood Industrial Project (TIP). All of the residents are located on the eastern face and the southern slopes and recent development has begun on the northern slopes. The western face is all protected forest, except for one area on the south western side, where the Kathine Hill Quary is. It separates the rich residents and the rest of the city from the TIP.

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Kathine Hill

The suburb of Kathine Hill is at the moment the largest suburb, as the council still keeps it as a suburb despite the large size of it compared to the other suburbs. It spreads along most of the hill, with the further north/north-eastern face having the northern suburbs (West MacJohnson River suburbs). It is all of mostly rich residents, along with a few shops and parks. And of course, all this comes with an amazing view of the city.

Just enjoy these great pictures instead of reading each and every description...

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And a special night shot from the bottom of the slopes...

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Kathine Hill Quarry

As a result of the growing development of Rooleyson and the number of global trades and resources, the first quarry in Rooleyson has been established. The Kathine Hill Quarry, located on the south western side of Kathine Hill, is a quarry and mine which aims to be the main resource gathering centre in Rooleyson. Two deep "digs" and a power station make up the complex.

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A special night shot of the quarry...

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Stay tuned for more on the southern and western suburbs and more on the development of the TIP and farming communities. ;)

Asheroo

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The southern inner city suburbs is the first area being developed in the sprawling southern suburbs movement. There are many unique places and recreational areas such as parks within these suburbs. Being built right next to the city is also an advantage for the citizens living there, most of them of medium wealth. Business also fill the area with even some high tech industry towards the CBD. The Rooleyson Highway Network (RHN) splits these subrubs into two areas for the journal: Southern Inner City Suburbs East and Southern Inner City Suburbs West.

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Southern Inner City Suburbs West

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Southwood

Southwood is partly a historical suburb towards the city, but is also full of high tech industry. The Rooleyson City Library is also within the suburb as well as the Library Plaza. Historical medium density residential buildings fill in the area closer to the CBD, along with a few shops, small offices and the HQ of a major food company. The RBA (Rooleyson Buses Association) HQ is also along the main road in the suburb.

A big office building along with some other offices and high tech...

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A shopping centre and the food company HQ in the background...

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The parking lot at the back of the shopping centre and markets...

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The food company HQ...

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Around the historical area, looking up the street to the food company HQ...

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The Rooleyson City Library and Plaza...

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Looking down the main road, with the RBA HQ, and other offices...

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Looking the opposite way along the main road, from the library and shops...

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High tech offices...

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Within a parking lot around the high tech industry and offices...

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Gerrwindra Downs

Gerrwindra Downs is a suburb at the bottom of Gerrwindra Heights, and considered an inner city suburb. It is full of medium wealth housing and also contains a few office buildings, as well as some small shops and a shopping centre. A tunnel links here to the suburb across the highway, Franciston Slopes.

Some houses within the trees on the hill...

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Along one of the many suburban streets...

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Office buildings along the main road...

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A fast-food restaurant in the suburb...

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A small overview of the suburban area...

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A shopping centre...

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Along another suburban street...

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Charleton

Charleton is a business district in the western inner city suburbs. It contains a number of offices along the main street, as well as the Rooleyson Water Department HQ. A number of shops and shopping centres are located within the area as well as a bowling alley and go-kart track. There are also nice parks along the creekside. A few medium wealth houses are located within the suburb as well as high wealth houses.

A little plaza, with some houses and an office building...

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An overview of the high wealth houses...

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Looking towards the area from a bridge going over the creek...

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In the parking lot, next to a shopping centre and bowling alley, and the Rooleyson Water Department HQ across the street behind...

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Along the main street, southbound...

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The go-kart track, next to the creek...

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Looking towards the CBD from the Rooleyson Water Company HQ and the bowling alley...

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Further southbound down the main road...

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Along one of the suburban streets with high wealth residents...

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Towards the CBD, from some low rise office buildings and houses...

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Palmwood

Palmwood is a rich suburb of high and very high wealth houses and mansions. A few shops are also within the area. The houses are built along the creekside and along the riverside of the Kanga River.

The houses around the creekside and Diamond Park...

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Looking up Diamond Park...

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Looking down Diamond Park towards the rest of the suburb and the CBD...

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Looking over the creek from the top of a bridge...

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Mansions along the riverside...

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Houses along one of the suburban roads...

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Looking up the streets from a corner...

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Looking down the other way...

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Along one of the many rich suburban streets...

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In a parking lot next to a grocery store...

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Looking across the creek from a mansion...

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Stay tuned to The Rooleyson Journal for more on Kathine Hill, north-west farms and southern and western suburbs.;)

 

 
Asheroo

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Rooleyson March 2010 Update: Report from the Rooleyson City Hall

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Welcome back to Rooleyson! After two months of arguments, red hot debating and numerous protests while business went down the drain along with many people, the city council has replied and the RBA (Rooleyson Buses Association) has been formed and the first routes and fleets of Rooleyson Buses have been made and released. Since then, people have come back, businesses have been able to work again, and traffic flow is much smoother and passenger services are increasing. As this has only been recent though, further development on Rooleyson has been very little over the past 2 months, but as well as the RBs (Rooleyson Buses), the Stanworth Shopping Centre, Cinema and Bus Terminal have been completed, a new lookout restaurant and helipad have been built on Morawee Hill and the Rooleyson Reforestation Project (RRP) has been formed and has started progress throughout Rooleyson, bringing trees back to life, and all the roads have had a major upgrade.

Overview

A long view of the city looking in from the north...

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 Rooleyson Buses Association

The RBA is an association of the Rooleyson City Council to help deliver buses and manage bus routes effectively and efficiently. Their headquarters is located down the main road from the Rooleyson City Library. There are currently 4 lines running at the moment, 3 of them normal bus lines and one double decker bus line called the Inner City Circuit. More information on the bus routes will come in a future update on the RBA. There are currently two main bus terminals, a large one located right next to the Rooleyson City Hall, and a small bus terminal at the Stanworth Shopping Centre.

The Rooleyson City Bus Terminal...

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Stanworth Bus Terminal...

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Stanworth Shopping Centre

After many months under construction and planning, the Stanworth Shopping Centre has been completed and is open to the public. Unfortunately, some nearby offices and houses were demolished, along with the old cinema complex. The area has been redesigned and constructed with new offices, the shopping centre, a new Stanworth Cinema Complex as well as the Stanworth Bus Terminal. 

Overview of the area...

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Front on view on the corner...

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Morawee Hill Lookout

The Morawee Hill Lookout was built after it was suggested to build a lookout in a place that had the best view of the city, to attract citizens and tourists. Located down the road from the Morawee Hill Wind Farms, the lookout consists of a restaurant, a pub and a helipad centre for joy flights and air services. A park is also in the centre as well.

An overview...

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The view from the restaurant...

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Rooleyson Reforestation Project (RRP)

The RRP was formed after many complaints came in from the community about little trees around the area and of the lack of beauty from several tourists. The development of Rooleyson has resulted in the loss of many forests and trees around the area. The main aim of the RRP is to fill up suburban Rooleyson with many trees, making it a more greener and healthier city. A forest area in the botanical gardens is also currently in future plans. At the moment, the RRP has been starting to grow trees back along the highways, all over the northern suburbs and on Kathine Hill.

View from a balcony on top of the slope in the southern suburbs...

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Along the H1 stem of the RHN...

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Overview around the same area...

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Along Kathine Hill...

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The Kathine Hill Tennis Centre...

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Reforestation along side a creek in the western inner city suburbs...

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Upgraded/New Roads

The roads of Rooleyson have had a mega upgrade and have been extensively reworked on. The new look and style suits the city very well and is much welcomed by the citizens. The roads have been cleaned out and upgraded to make it more safe as well as giving the city a whole new look on the ground.

At the Rooleyson City Hall...

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Dan MacJohnson Plaza...

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The plaza next to the Rooleyson City Library...

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Along a main road towards the Greenwood Anglican Church

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Even the new roads suit the T.I.P. (Tamewood Industrial Project)...

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A shopping and business district in the inner city western suburbs...

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To those who are new to The Rooleyson Journal, welcome, and enjoy your time following this! :)  Anyway, it's good to have this city back up and running, with a whole new look with the trees, roads and buses. 

Stay tuned to The Rooleyson Journal for more on the buses, Kathine Hill, the south-western inner city suburbs, southern and western suburbs, more farmland and communities and the possibility of a planned city tram system.;)

PS. Mods used in this (plaza mod, Australian 2000 road textures) can be downloaded in the English forums at citiesxs.net

 
 
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Heading From Here

 In the last entry I forgot to state where I will head to in the CJ section of Simtropolis.

- Unless announced somewhere down the line, I will not do CJs for any of my other CXL cities on here. It takes a good 30-60 mins to do an entry each on the journal, and it kind of gets too much time taken away. If I do ever feel like writing a CJ again, I will do so here.

- There is a chance of Rooleyson coming back to life, but is only possible once MC releases buses to single player (as it is said to greatly improve passenger services), but it might be a while yet.

- I will though post up some screens of my other cities in CXL, but mainly on www.citiesxs.com , which I am the English moderator for (I ask you to bear with us as I start to get more English into the site since most of it, even the "English" section and main page is German). I will also post up some unreleased photos and new photos of different views around the current state of the city .

Thanks for all your comments. I hope people have realised by looking at this journal what a great and realistic city you can create if you use a few little tricks (and maybe the sandbox mod). I do admit that the passenger services restriction is one big restriction which has stopped Rooleyson, but the buses when it comes to single player should definitely fix it all. If you don't want to have your city end up like mine now, use the proper highways instead of my pretend highway trick and you should be fine (even with the proper highways I was able to create realistic cities just like Rooleyson back in the CXL beta, and still can).

Stay tuned to Simtropolis and Cities XS for more from my cities. ;)

Asheroo

 
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As mayor of Rooleyson, I am here to unfortunately announce the closure of Rooleyson and The Rooleyson Journal. Recently, a number of big businesses in the CBD went bankrupt due to a third round of "Passenger Services Breakdown (PBS)", which happens along with the ever-growing number of traffic and citizens. With the traffic increasing in the city, it's harder for citizens to get to work and freight to be transported.

The council has been through many debates, but have come up with no solution. The first round of "Passenger Services Breakdown" led to the upgrading of a few roads, expansions of the RHN and new roads going out of the city. The second round of PBS hit hard with big businesses going bankrupt, but it was solved with the West Suburbs Bypass Tunnel, which went from the outskirts straight into the CBD. Unfortunately there is no solution to the third round. Many citizens have long going protested for a bus service, but the council could never deliver it due to restrictions and resources, and this has been the main blame for the third round of PBS. There is though a chance some time later on that a miracle will strike and the council will be able to deliver buses, but until then, Rooleyson shall be closed.

This devastating loss is not only a loss to the citizens and the council, but to all supporters and followers of Rooleyson and the journal.

On behalf of the Rooleyson City Council, we are deeply sorry for the loss and our hearts are with all who are greatly saddened by the closure, but overall, our hearts will still be with Rooleyson, just like our hearts are still with the previous cities of the old Rooley, New Rooley and Mount Coonabarley. Massive thanks to everyone who read the journal, everyone who liked it, and most of all, the amazing supporters and followers. Thank you very massively much to you.

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CU later

Asheroo

 
 
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The southern inner city suburbs is the first area being developed in the sprawling southern suburbs movement. There are many unique places and recreational areas such as parks within these suburbs. Being built right next to the city is also an advantage for the citizens living there, most of them of medium wealth. Business also fill the area with even some high tech industry towards the CBD. The Rooleyson Highway Network (RHN) splits these subrubs into two areas for the journal: Southern Inner City Suburbs East and Southern Inner City Suburbs West.

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Southern Inner City Suburbs East

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Crestington

Crestignton (pronounced Cress-in-ton) is a suburb which is popular by many British citizens. It has plenty of nice parks to relax or play in as well as the Greenwood Anglican Church. Several medium wealth residents also live in this area, of both low and medium densities. The medium wealth houses line along the Kanga River, with great views across to the eastern suburbs. Low and medium density offices are also within the area. A few food shops are also located along the main stretch. The Eastern Suburbs Bypass Tunnel goes to and from here, with the other end being in Fernley, an eastern suburb near the airport.

The back of the Greenwood Anglican Church & Park...

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An overview from the front of it...

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A fast food restaurant and medium density offices...

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The Eastern Suburbs Bypass Tunnel and the park on top...

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A plaza surrounded by medium density medium wealth buildings, towards Greenwood...

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An overview of the medium wealth residents...

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Houses along the riverfront...

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Within the suburbian streets...

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Another fast food restaurant...

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Looking down one of the many suburbian streets...

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The more fancier medium wealth houses...

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Franciston

The original suburb of Franciston was split into two after many debates by the city council, with Franciston Slopes being the new suburb (situated on the northern slopes of the southern suburbs). The new Franciston, along with the neighbouring suburb on the west side of the RHN, is one of the few high tech centres around Rooleyson, with high tech industries of low, medium and high wealth and density. Low and medium density offices are also located around the same area. The West Suburbs Bypass Tunnel connects this area to the outskirts on the west side, which was the solution to a major financial crisis in the CBD, with many big businesses losing many due to poor passenger and freight services in the area. As well as all that, recreational areas, shops and many medium wealth houses are also located in the suburb.

Looking onto the high tech industry and offices from the RHN...

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A park on top of the West Suburbs Bypass Tunnel exit/entry...

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Medium density medium wealth residential buildings...

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Within the high tech industry...

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Medium density offices along the main road...

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A small shopping centre...

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A fast food restaurant...

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Franciston Slopes

Francison Slopes, located on the northern slopes of the southern suburbs, is a suburb filled with medium wealth houses, as well as a few apartments, with some great views looking onto the city and the northern and eastern suburbs. A small sports complex is also located at the bottom of the slopes, which includes a swimming pool and a basketball court. A few shops are also located up and down, as well as some iconic houses along the main road, as a gift from the mayor of San Francisco. Low density offices are also located around the area as well.

The small sports complex...

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A view to the CBD and hillside apartments in front, from the roof of a house...

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Looking up the main road, with the iconic houses lining up the slope along the road...

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The hillside apartments and a fast food restaurant...

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A shop at the bottom of the slopes...

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A small shopping centre on the hillside...

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A view up the street, running alongside the RHN...

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Another street with some houses along the hillside, view looking towards the eastern suburbs...

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Hope you have enjoyed this entry, the first in a long while. My deep apologies for the wait, but it's all back now. Stay tuned for more on the inner city suburbs west, southern suburbs and Kathine Hill.;)

Asheroo

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The recent Trixies Awards was held in the Simtropolis organisation, which is a ceremony which celebrates the members of the wonderful Simtropolis city building community. It was the first ceremony for Rooleyson and Mayor Ashley N. It was also a chance to further publicise the wonderful, bustling city Rooleyson truly is.

Results

Runner-Up for Most Promising CXL City Journal

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Runner-Up for Most Breathtaking CXL City

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Mayor Ashley N (nicknamed Asheroo at Simtropolis) was nominated for Best Quality Poster

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Mayor Ashley's Speech

I am very honoured to have had my city of Rooleyson be nominated for both CXL city journal awards. I am further honoured and excited to have the city become runner-up in both awards, being very close to first place. It's been hard work with hours of work dedicated to each and every single post made in the journal, and of course, days of work put into this amazing city. It's been a pleasure building this city from the ground up, watching it grow up like a child, from a tiny village to a big bustling metropolis it will become. Budgeting and designing has been very tough giving the big upgrades given to the city and the major projects, but in the end, it's well worth the stress and hard work and is rewarded with a stable economy and a stable community in the city.

I am also very honoured to be nominated for Best Quality Poster. Although being a more quieter member of the Simtropolis community, I believe in rather delivering quality to the community than quantity, that way I make sure that what I truly want to express and say comes out the right way, at the right time, in the right place. It's all part of my "Quality Over Quantity (QOQ)" philosophy that encourages people to take their time to think and right out what they are going to say as something meaningful and something that will stand out and be heard. Although being a more active member in the old CXL Monte Cristo community, I do not plan to be as so active in Simtropolis as I previously was in the MC community.

My thanks go to firstly my family and my great friends I have, not just from my hometown, but from all over the world. I secondly would like to thank all my city journal followers and city supporters. Without my supporters, there would be nothing to support this city but the buildings and citizens on top, and without support, it would only fall and crumble, of which, the journal could of had if it wasn't for you guys. I lastly want to thanks Monte Cristo for the amazing tools they have provided, of which the whole city is built upon, and their ongoing support for the late cities of Rooley and New Rooley, and for the late town of Mount Coonabarley.

Lastly, I would like to pass on a big congratulations to all those who won in the Trixies Awards for 2009. I would specifically want to further congratulate those CXL mayors who did win, especially Mayor Sam W (nicknamed barcasam7 in Simtropolis), a great friend of mine with his city of the Gold Coast, also one of Rooleyson's sister cities, winning the award for Most Breathtaking CXL City. I am not sure if he is aware as he has been present from Simtropolis for quite some time, but although I have been unable to contact him for the pass few days, I will contact him as soon as I can and tell him of his win.

See you all in the new year and new decade for a new start on the southern side of Rooleyson. Stay tuned to The Rooleyson Journal for more on this amazing city.

Important News from Asheroo

Due to problems with my computer, I will be unable to further develop Rooleyson for another week as it will be in repair and upgraded for better performance. I have also been unable to work on it for the past week due to the problems. This means that the next post about the development of Rooleyson won't be for possibly some weeks yet. The development of Rooleyson is slow, and I deeply apologise for those of impatience, but this is to have more time to really design the city and perfect it. I never zone, I always plop down every single individual building, so I can shape the city the way I want it to be. Also, I have been fairly busy with other things as well and have been dedicated to others, reducing my time to work on Rooleyson.

I also get the feeling that sometimes some posts mainly about the suburbs are a little boring due to the repetitiveness and the atmosphere. I just want to state that my main intention for The Rooleyson Journal is to truly show off what you really can do with CXL, and how much of a realistic city you can create if you put your mind with the tools and go for it, and what an amazing city you can create by doing just that. Showing off what you can do at the moment with CXL also shows what you can do with just the plain vanilla version in single player mode (with the odd few building add ons).

I ask my fellow, new and future supporters to please bear with me and the journal and for your patience to wait for the next post on the development of Rooleyson which may not be for some weeks. When it does come back though, it will go back to the normal regular updates. It will come back better than ever with development on the southern side, meaning more suburbs, more and new buildings and new projects and road networks. I know you can't wait, neither can I, but as said, patience is rewarded.

Stay tuned in and watch out within the next week and weeks after for the return of Rooleyson, with entries on Kathine Hill and the southern suburbs.;)

Asheroo

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Rooleyson December 09 Update: Report from the Rooleyson City Hall

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Rooleyson has now just reached a population of just over 700 000. Progress since the last update has slowed much down due to events within the city and decrease in movement within people around the nation. They mayor hopes to increase development over the next month to reach a population of 1 000 000 in time for the January '10 update, which will be the first of the new year. New development within the past month has been much focused around the eastern suburbs and Kathine Hill. The eastern suburbs adds a whole lot of housing, shops and offices to the city, as well as many recreational areas. Development has now also started on the southern suburbs, mainly around the southern inner city suburbs. The Rooleyson City Library has been built and opened as well as the Greenwood Anglican Church. A new tunnel that connects the city to the outskirts has also been built.

Overview

Here are some overview maps of Rooleyson...

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Christmas in Rooleyson! & The City of Blinding Lights

It's Christmas time in Rooleyson! The whole city has been decorated with Christmas lights and decoration on all the streets, sending the spirit high throughout the area. Many houses and businesses have also put up some great Christmas light displays on their buildings as well. The big Christmas Tree has also been put up outside the city hall in the front courtyard. There are also rumours that Santa is somewhere around town, but no one has found him yet. Although the Christmas season is full of spirit at the moment in Rooleyson, there have been many critics of other religions slamming the extremely high amount of Christmas decorations and lights in every single street in Rooleyson. With this, the council has been accused of encouraging a mono-culture style of living in Rooleyson, but they are defending themselves, apologising for the inconvenience of over-decorating the town.

Also, if you thought the last entry in the journal with the mega night spectacular was amazing, just wait til you see Rooleyson at night now. The big problem of street and car lights not working throughout the city which has been causing trouble to the city for the past few months has now been fixed, with the city now putting on a very spectacular and truly amazing out of this world night display. 

Here are some pictures of the nightlife and Christmas decorations around Rooleyson...

Christmas Fair at The Market...

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Within the medium density residences in Greenwood East...

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In the Rooleyson Botanical Park...

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The Christmas Tree in the front courtyard of the Rooleyson City Hall...

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The CBD from above...

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Rooleyson from above at night...

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Looking towards the eastern suburbs and the CBD from Laree...

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The CBD from a mansion on Kathine Hill...

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The main market area at The Market...

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The CBD from across the Kanga River at The Market...

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A highway exit/entry in the northern-east suburbs...

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Overlooking South Kathine Hill...

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Along the highway towards the CBD at the bottom of Kathine Hill...

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The high density heavy industries in the Tamewood Industrial Project...

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View of Rooleyson from the top of Morawee Hill...

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New Special Buildings

There have several new buildings that have been built over the past few month, but some of these new ones are "special" buildings, of which Rooleyson benefits from. Some of these are new leisure areas which further add to the high living lifestyle, and some are new big companies which help increase the city's production in certain resources. These companies have made the choice to come to this city for it's good reputation and it's great production in resources. High-tech industry is currently the most produced in the city.

The new Rooleyson City Library...

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Greenwood Anglican Church...

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One of the big new companies, helping us in our high-tech industry production...

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Another big company, helping us with our food production...

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West Suburbs Bypass Tunnel

The West Suburbs Bypass Tunnel was built after a mini financial business crisis in the CBD. Several businesses had problems with passenger services in the area, causing them to lose money and some becoming bankrupt. It came up very quickly, putting a whole lot of tension and stress on the city council. The mayor was quick to plan and develop a tunnel which would link the outskirts of the city to the CBD, which helps in both freight and passenger services. Since the completion and opening of the tunnel, it has been business as usual in the CBD. It also provides good service to the high-tech industry in the inner city suburbs.

Tunnel map (slightly old picture)...

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City End...

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Outskirts End...

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Future for 2010

The future of Rooleyson is looking nice and bright at the moment, with development already starting on the southern inner city suburbs. Currently, as previously stated, development is still slow but the mayor has promised to increase the development for the new year. The development of Kathine Hill is also still in progress, but is getting closer to finishing, and should be finished and written about hopefully just after Christmas. Unfortunately, it means that things will be a little quieter in The Rooleyson Journal, but family and friends come first before the journal.

Here's a sneak peak of the very high wealth residences along the Kanga River in the western inner city suburbs, looking towards Kathine Hill...

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And a quick sneak peak of development of the inner city southern suburbs, on the hillside...

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On behalf of the Rooleyson City Council and the city of Rooleyson, we wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2010! Stay in tune to The Rooleyson Journal for more on Kathine Hill, and the southern suburbs in the new year, in the new decade, 2010.

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Asheroo

 
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In all the past entries, there have been many shots of Rooleyson during the day, but not one (well, maybe the odd one) at night. The city has an amazing look at night with the city skyline all lit up with many colours and the markets nice, bright and alive. Hilltop mansions host parties while families watch TV at home. Plus, there's the late night shopping and lesiures while full time workers work the night shift. Many cars also still drive along the highways at this time, outlining the network and airports are brightly lit up with runway and taxiway lights lit up and arrivals and depatures taking off and coming in to the international terminal.
 
Here is a picture spectacular, of Rooleyson at night...

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(Please ignore the faded car)

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All these locations are in the previous entries, except for the first shot, taken from a mansion near the top of Kathine Hill.;)

Stay tuned to The Rooleyson Journal for more news, updates and entries on Kathine Hill and the southern suburbs, which has just started development.;)

Asheroo

Eastern Suburbs Part 2

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The Eastern Suburbs spread out east from the CBD towards YROO and the Old Rooley Range. The newest area of suburbs contain many new medium wealth residences to accommodate our qualified workers which most of the city and the market is powered by. Many shops, lesiure spots, parks, plazas and offices are all located within the suburbs.

Part 2

Part 2 of the Eastern Suburbs includes three big suburbs which are on the more eastern side of the area, right next to the Airport District and the high tech industries and offices. These three suburbs are Mattwood, Fernley and Berndale.

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Mattwood

Mattwood is a central area for businesses in the eastern suburbs. It contains many low density offices as well as some mid-rise office towers. It is surrounded by many medium wealth residences as well as some shops and parks. A few airport motels are also located in this area, as it is an ideal location for them, being close to the airport, but also around a central area for all the visitors needs. Some of the high tech industries in the airport district are also considered to be part of the suburb.

Mid rise offices along the riverfront...

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The YROO Gateway Motel...

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On the opposite side of the intersection, in the centre of the mid-rise offices...

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A park with some markets, and a shop and offices across the road...

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The Mattwood Tavern and another motel...

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A motel, with the YROO Bypass Tunnel, high tech industries and YROO in the background...

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A typical suburban street within the suburb...

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Low density offices along the main road...

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Fernley

Fernley is a suburb full of medium wealth houses. The suburb also contains a few shops as well as some low density offices. There is also an area of low wealth houses as well, located next to the high tech industries. The Eastern Suburbs-City Bypass Tunnel also starts in this district, and comes out in Greenwood, in the CBD. Civic services are also located in this area, around the corner of Stanworth and Chanley suburbs.

Fernley High School...

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A basketball court, and some low density offices, shops and houses...

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A fruit and vegetable shop on the main road towards the bypass tunnel...

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Some offices and houses along the same road...

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Looking over the area...

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Down one of the many suburban streets...

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Berndale

Berndale is a suburb with low wealth and medium wealth residences. Down the middle of the suburb is Penny Road, with a section of medium density low wealth residences, wall to wall down the road and neighbouring streets. It is the main British district of the city. There are also some shops, offices and parks located within the suburb as well.

A mix of shops, offices and units on the corner...

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Down Penny Road...

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Another view down Penny Road...

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Along one of the neighbouring streets...

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Medium wealth houses along Bernie Park...

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Fast food restaurants along the main road along the Brokeford border, heading towards YROO...

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In one of the basketball courts around the area...

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Down one of the many suburban streets...

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An overview of the area...

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New IMPORTANT Note: If you have any questions, ask them in the dedicated thread in the CXL City Journal forum section. I will put up a link to the thread in the city journal description. I will also post there, and possibly here, a current overview of the city.

Stay tuned to The Rooleyson Journal for more news on the development of the city, including Kathine Hill and the southern suburbs.;)

Asheroo

Eastern Suburbs Part 1

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The Eastern Suburbs spread out east from the CBD towards YROO and the Old Rooley Range. The newest area of suburbs contain many new medium wealth residences to accommodate our qualified workers which most of the city and the market is powered by. Many shops, lesiure spots, parks, plazas and offices are all located within the suburbs.

Part 1

This entry, Part 1 of the eastern suburbs, will showcase four suburbs on the western side of the eastern suburbs. The other suburbs on the other side are still in construction and once completed, will be showcased in Part 2 which should be the very next entry in the journal. The four suburbs are: Greenwood East, Stanworth, Chanley and Larden.

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Greenwood East

Greenwood East is named after and just across the Kanga River from Greenwood (see Roleyson CBD entry for more). It contains the Greenwood East Apartment Complex of three high density medium wealth high rises surrounded by parks and medium density low wealth buildings, of which some contain shops underneath. A skate park is also beside the apartment complex as well. Greenwood East Park is also located within the area, surrounded by medium wealth residences. Jim Gann Park is a small park located next to some of the medium wealth residences and low wealth buildings.

The Greenwood East Apartment Complex...

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The low wealth buildings...

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The skate park...

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View of the CBD from the top of Tower 2 of the apartment complex...

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Looking over the area...

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Greenwood East Park and the surrounding houses...

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Stanworth

Stanworth is a central hub for the eastern suburbs, with many leisure spots, including parks, plazas, shops and other places. It also contains a few medium density offices as well as many low density medium wealth residences, and a few medium density towers by the river. Stanworth State High School is also located in this area, just across from Stanworth Park and the water tower. A swimming pool is also located next to the school. On the other side of the suburb, there is the Rooleyson Ford Dealership, just across from the construction site of Stanworth Shopping Centre, which will be the biggest shopping centre in Rooleyson to date. The Stanworth Robert & William Cinema is already complete, right next to the site of the shopping centre. The medium density offices also surround this area, as well as a few other shops. An update on the shopping centre will be in next month's city update.

The Rooleyson Ford Dealership...

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Some of the houses within the suburb...

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Some of the shops and offices along the main road...

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Stanworth State High School, Stanworth Park and the medium density towers...

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Some of the medium density offices...

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Chanley

Chanley is a suburb just to the north of Greenwood East. It is made of mostly medium wealth houses and a few shops within the area. There are also some low density offices located around the shops as well, along the main roads.

Some shops and offices along one of the main roads...

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Some more shops and offices along the main road...

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A typical suburban street within the suburb...

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An overview of the area...

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Larden

Larden is located just north of Chanley. It covers the biggest area of the four suburbs of this entry. Within the suburb, there are several medium wealth houses, as well as some shops and offices, along the main roads and within the suburban neighbourhoods.

Down one of the many suburban streets...

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Along a suburban road, with some houses and a grocery store...

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Another suburban street...

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Some houses and shops along one of the main roads...

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Stay tuned to The Rooleyson Journal for Part 2 on the eastern suburbs. Also to come are entries on Kathine Hill and the southern suburbs.;)


Asheroo

Brokeford and Laree

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The districts of Brokeford and Laree are two major districts located on the outskirts of Rooleyson on the north eastern side. These districts are where a lot of our unqualified workers live and where some work in the farms of Laree. Although not as active as other areas of Rooleyson, these two districts are still vital parts of the whole city, providing a lot of housing for the unqualified workers as well as work on the farms, which produces agriculture.

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Brokeford

Brokeford is the second main district for unqualified workers (with the first being Tamewood). It currently has the biggest suburb boundary for a residential suburb of Rooleyson. It has been debated for weeks over whether it should be seperated into different sections, but the end result was for it to all be called Brokeford. This district is full of rows of the same housing on a massive grid, but does contain an area of more curved streets. A few shops are also located in this area as well as a few basketball courts.

At one of the corners, with a shop and a basketball court...

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At another corner with a grocery shop and another basketball court...

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View of the northern end of the suburb from the overpass bridge which goes over the H5 stem of the RHN...

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A small section on the western side of the suburb which contains a few medium wealth residences...

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Looking from above front onto a typical street in Brokeford...

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Down another street...

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Some more shops on the western side of the suburb...

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Brokeford from the H3 section of the RHN...

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Laree

Laree is the main farming community of Rooleyson, located on the opposite side of the H5 from Brokeford. As stated in the last entry "The Resources of Rooleyson", it is a major producer for agriculture for the city, but due to the lack of available fertile land to farm on, there will be no more farms in the district. There are already several farms and a few groups of silos as well. With many farms including fruit, vegetable, cattle, cereal and market farms, a lot of agriculture is produced in the area. There is a future planned downtown area for Laree which will be located further north east as well as a planned industrial area. More on that soon as the city continues to develop.

One of the groups of silos...

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A market farm...

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Down one of the main dirt roads and a vegetable farm...

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Another group of silos...

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Looking towards a fruit farm from a vegetable farm...

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A cereal farm...

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A cattle farm...

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View looking under the overpass, across the H5 towards Laree...

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Stay tuned to The Rooleyson Journal for more on the eastern suburbs, Kathine Hill and the southern suburbs. And for a quick sneak peak at the southern suburbs, the highway has been built going south...

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Keep in tune for more on The Rooleyson Journal.;)


Asheroo

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Rooleyson has continued developing as a strong city while filling the expectations of its residents. The council has been a very co-operative council, helping the development of the city. A lot of people wonder how the council has built such a great city so fast with the current world wide conditions and how they've been able to stabilise its ecnomy without so much hassle in the council. But one thing that people have been wondering the most is how the city can balance out resources.

As shown in previous entries in The Rooleyson Journal, the city has a strong production of heavy industry, manufaturing and high tech and offices in particular. This has provided with great export opportunities and deals. The production of these will continue, though the heavy industry production may come to a stop due to environmental concerns, forcing the council to rely on imports from other cities. But, as for the natural resources, the city currently produces most of its own natural resources but does rely on some import.

Water

The city of Rooleyson has a major production of water, being built at the intersection of two main rivers, the Kanga and the MacJohnson Rivers. There is no problem with prodcution when it comes to water because of this. It also allows for the city to provide exports to other nearby cities in need of water. The council at the moment is having debates about the future development and how this can impact on the water production. More water towers, storage and treatment centres will be built though, along with a proposed plan of a dam.

The water storage and treatment plants on the western slope of Morawee Hill, beside the MacJohnson River...

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The new water treatment plant on the western slope of Morawee Hill...

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The newest water tower and storage plant, in East Greenwood in the eastern suburbs along the Kanga River...

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Agriculture

Agriculture is another major important natural resource, and another major production in Rooleyson. Once again, the major production also allows for the city to export to other cities in need. The council is also debating about this issue too, especially as areas of fertile land are running out due to the new farms built. The farming community of Laree is the only area of agriculture in the city and probably only will be due to the plans of development of the southern suburbs being built over spare fertile land.

New farms in Laree...

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Electricity

Onto the more pollutive production, electricity currently is in a stable state of production. No overproduction, no underproduction. Environmental concerns though have come in the way, but the council have come up with two solutions being put in place. One of them is a proposed new area for waste centres and power plants, while the other, currently being put in place, is wind farms ontop of Morawee Hill and possibly on the Old Rooley Range. Current power stations are located in the Tamewood Industrial Project.

The main power stations in the T.I.P....

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The new windmills ontop of Morawee Hill...

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Waste

The dealing of waste in the city is also another quite stable production. Waste dumps, landfills, treatment and recycling centres are all located in the T.I.P.. Just like with electricity, it has come in problems with the environmental concerns, though new waste treatment centres and dumps will be located in the planned section of the city where new power plants will also go.

The waste dumps and landfills from the top of one of the chimneys of the nearby power station...

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The waste treatment and recycling centres...

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Oil

Oil production has been a more minor production in the city due to the limited areas of oil. With the further development of the city, it may have to start relying on imported oil. Currently, there are two major areas of oil production, the Morawee Oil Field (located on the south slope of Morawee Hill) and the Rooleyson Oil Fields (located in a hidden valley in the eastern slopes of the Old Rooley Range). These oil fields will still keep producing oil for the city to provide on, and are currently the only source of oil for the city, but is still able to stabilise the city. Trade deals with other cities to import oil are currently being arranged.

The Morawee Oil Field...

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The Rooleyson Oil Fields and oil storage facility...

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Stay tuned to The Rooleyson Journal for more on the eastern suburbs, Brokeford and Kathine Hill.;)

Asheroo

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Rooleyson November 2009 Update: Report from the Rooleyson City Hall

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Today, the city of Rooleyson has reached a milestone 500 000 population. It comes perfectly in time with some new buildings, projects, roads, plans, and an update of the city and the different projects. Over the past month since the start, there has been a lot of development with lots of suburbs, industrial districts, business districts including the CBD, shopping areas, two airports, some oil fields, farms and a whole highway system to tie it all in. Most of this development has been conducted in the northside of the area, where the city was first started, expanding on the original town of Morawee, now one of the many suburbs. In this update, I will update you on the current status on the projects currently developing, the overall status of the city, as well as what the future holds and some previews of new places which I will give more detail about in upcoming entries in The Rooleyson Journal.

Overview Maps

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Overall Pictures of the City

View from the top of Kathine Hill...

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View from the top of Morawee Hill...

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View from the Old Rooley Range...

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Updates

Rooleyson Highway Network

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The Rooleyson Highway Network (RHN) has been a top priority in the city council since day one. The council has always aimed to build a highway system in Rooleyson that would make for faster travel and easy access from and to different areas of the city. Since the RHN entry in the journal, some new highway sections have been added including the highway link to the airport. The council has also come to a conclusion on the future of the stems of the RHN and have decided to make new stems that go from one major intersection to the next. The main reason for this is to neaten up the network and make identifying easier.

This is the current map of the RHN...

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The new H4 Twin Bridges...

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Tamewood Industrial Project (TIP)

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The Tamewood Industrial Project (TIP) has been the primary location of the city's industries. It is full of heavy industries and manufacturers of all densities along with a few power and waste stations plus an airport. Since the TIP and YTIP entries, there hasn't been as much development on the project due to the pollution problem. The only new development are the new waste and power stations in District 4 and development in District 6. Future development of District 6 and District 7 is on hold at the moment, and a final report on the future of TIP will come by next month. 

The current map of the TIP...

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Other Updates

There have been some new developments in the CBD of Rooleyson. A new hotel has replaced some high wealth residences in West Residence next to the Queen West Mall. The new shopping malls have also been completed in Greenwood, near Dan MacJohnson Plaza.

The new shopping malls...

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The new hotel...

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We have also welcomed new farms to the agricultural community of Laree. The agriculture production from Laree has supported the food supply for Rooleyson, and is a very important community of Rooleyson. Unfortunately, due to the lack of suitable soil for agriculture and the development of the city, the community of Laree won't be able to expand much further, and thus, the city will have to also start heavily relying on imports, which they have already started doing.

A new farm in Laree...

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The Future of Rooleyson

Development has already started in the eastern suburbs, and it should be completed very soon. After the eastern suburbs are complete, we will then move to the southside of the map and start development on the southern suburbs. This will take quite a while so don't expect too regular updates. Development of residences on Kathine Hill has also started, and should also be completed along with the eastern suburbs. Coming up soon in The Rooleyson Journal will be entires on Brokeford, Kathine Hill, Laree and the eastern suburbs.

Here are some sneak peaks of new areas in the eastern suburbs...

The East Greenwood Apartment Complex and surrounding neighbourhood...

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The new Ford Dealership Car Shop...

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Hope you enjoyed the November 09 update at 500k! Stay tuned to The Rooleyson Journal for more exciting developments in the bustling city of Rooleyson.;)


Asheroo

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The Rooleyson International Airport (YROO) is the largest airport in the city of Rooleyson. It serves mostly for passenger services, transporting our citizens out to other places on holidays, and bringing in tourists to this bustling city. The airport is located on the east side of Rooleyson, on the edge of the eastern suburbs. It has a special road and highway system to allow of good flow and high capacity around this busy area. There is a district that surrounds the airport and the area called the Airport District, which contains 3 "sites" of industries.

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Site 1 - This site was the first developed area in the district after the completion of the international airport. It contains low density high tech industry and some medium density too. A few low density and mid density manufacturers are also within the area. The site is now 100% complete, but is subject to expand west. Further details on that later, once the Rooleyson City Council sorts things out.

Site 2 - This second site is on the east edge of the international airport. It is made up of manufacturers, of low denstity and medium density. This site is also 100% complete, and further development on the east side will be part of Site 4.

Site 3 - The most recent site is the biggest one, mainly because of the spread out buildings. Medium density offices, high tech and low density high tech industry make up the site. At the moment, it is said to be 80% complete, but the remaining area to develop in the site is still being debated about by the council. The area was only recently added to the site. More area may be added, but is unlikely at this moment. More to come on this soon as the development of Rooleyson continues.

Site 4 - This future site has just recently been added to the map of the Airport District. Talks are being held right now as to what will go there. Most likely more manufacturers will go there of low and medium density. More news on this soon.

Here are some pictures of the areas...

The vacant land in Site 3, offices to the left and high tech to the right...

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The main area with the high tech in Site 3...

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The main international terminal...

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The control tower and the south end of Site 2...

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The high tech industries in Site 1...

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The medium density manufacturers in Site 1...

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An overview of Site 1...

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The northern side of Site 2...

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On one of the streets in Site 2...

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Down the main road that seperates Site 2 with Site 4...

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The view of Site 2 and the airport (with a plane coming into land) from the Kanga River...

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Looking down the runway heading North East...

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Looking down the opposite way, heading South West...

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Site 1, the northern end of the airport and the city from the Rooleyson Highway Network, stem H1 which the council is still debating about new sections going from different interchanges (more on that also soon)...

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Overview of the airport from the south...

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The city and current suburbs from the top of the control tower...

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The main terminal from the control tower...

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The interchange on the RHN, with a road that connects the suburbs near the airport with the RHN. The road tunnels under the airport...

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The interchange with the RHN and Airport Road, the main road...

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Stay tuned to The Rooleyson Journal for more on Brokeford and Kathine Hill. Development of the city has slowed down overall, which may lead to less blogs over this and possibly next week. More news will also come on current debates and developments as well as updates.

Asheroo

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The northern inner city suburbs consist of a number of suburbs on the north side of the Kanga River which are close to the CBD. They are newly developed and renovated areas and now contain many high wealth districts, offices, shopping plazas and hotels. These districts expand on the high living of the CBD, making Rooleyson a real good place of good living. There are two areas of the northern inner city suburbs, split by the MacJohnson River, which joins with the Kanga River at the area: the East MacJohnson Inner City Suburbs and West MacJohnson Inner City Suburbs.

West MacJohnson Inner City Suburbs

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Northtown

Northtown is known as the "Med CBD", for it's number of medium density office buildings, making it another business hub. It's the main district of the West MacJohnson Inner City Suburbs. The district only contains offices and plazas, and two hotels. Apart from that, there's not too much, which is why it isn't as a popular place as most nearby districts.

The riverside hotels, park and offices...

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The view of the Kanga Riverfront from the street...

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The main street through Northtown...

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Upper Linn

Upper Linn is the uptown area developed from the West MacJohnson Suburb of Linn. This area contains medium density residences of medium wealth and high wealth. Offices are also in the area along the main street. Some of the residences have been built under the West MacJohnson Bypass, which bypasses the west MacJohnson inner city suburbs.

The main street and the offices that line down it...

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On the rooftops of the high wealth residences...

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Down one of the streets within the medium wealth residences...

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View of Upper Linn and the bypass from the MacJohnson River...

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Kathineville

Kathineville is the other French district in Rooleyson, with La Ville De MacJohnson being the other one. Kathineville is pretty similar to the other one, with high wealth medium density residences throughout the area. There is also a park in the centre of it all as well, polishing the area, and providing a public gathering and relaxing place for the residents.

Kathineville Park...

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Another picture taken from Kathineville Park...

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Down one of the streets within the high wealth residences...

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An overview of the district...

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Kathineville from the Kanga River...

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Annaley

Annaley is a normal suburb, containing medium wealth houses, offices and shops. Just like Corrington, its position makes it more expensive than other ordinary suburbs. The suburb also contains the landmark Kodak Shop, for all your professional camera goods. Since the development of the suburb, some of the lower area of Birrawillow has been changed to be in Annaley.

A typical suburban street in Annaley...

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A fast food restaurant located at the corner of two main roads...

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The Kodak Shop, on the other side of the road from the fast food restaurant...

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The low density office area that used to be part of Birrawillow...

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The view of part of the suburb from the top of a building, looking towards the city...

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Stay tuned to The Rooleyson Journal for more on the completion of the Rooleyson International Airport (YROO) district and Brokeford. Note that it may be some time yet before these entries come out, to spread time out evenly for the slow development of the southern and eastern suburbs.


Asheroo

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The northern inner city suburbs consist of a number of suburbs on the north side of the Kanga River which are close to the CBD. They are newly developed and renovated areas and now contain many high wealth districts, offices, shopping plazas and hotels. These districts expand on the high living of the CBD, making Rooleyson a real good place of good living. There are two areas of the northern inner city suburbs, split by the MacJohnson River, which joins with the Kanga River at the area: the East MacJohnson Inner City Suburbs and West MacJohnson Inner City Suburbs.

East MacJohnson Inner City Suburbs

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The Market

The Market is the main entertainment district of not only the northern inner city suburbs, but of the whole city. It contains a big shopping district, with many shopping malls and lanes of markets. It also contains many other leisure areas, such as the bowling alley, and the landmark Kodak Theatre. There are also two hotels in this area, the Novotel On The Market and The Market Hotel. This district also contains some residences, including low density high wealth residences, medium density very high wealth residences and a residential tower of very high wealth residences.

Overview of the main shopping district...

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The main market strip...

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The main avenue in the shopping district...

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The two hotels, very high wealth residential tower and the riverfront park...

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The Kodak Theatre...

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High wealth residences...

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La Ville De MacJohnson

La Ville De MacJohnson is one of the two French districts of the city. These two districts were built to celebrate and acknowledge the increase in the French citizens in the town and the history of the French with Rooleyson. Ths district contains medium density high wealth residences as well as low density residences.

The medium density residences...

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The view from the MacJohnson/Kanga River intersection...

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The low density area...

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Another shot from the same street...

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Corrington

Corrington is a suburb like most others in the city, containing many low density housing, offices and shops. It contains a mix of high and medium wealth residences throughout the suburb. Although being an ordinary suburb, housing prices are higher due to how close it is to the CBD and The Market district.

A fast food restaurant on one of the intersections...

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A typical suburban street...

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Another suburban street...

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Another fast food restaurant along the main road on the northern side of Corrington...

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Down another suburban street...

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And another suburban street...

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High wealth residences along the waterfront of the MacJohnson River...

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East Market & Corrington

The district of East Market & Corrington is a new formed suburb from previous areas on the east side of The Market and Corrington. The Rooleyson City Council had long debates about this, but came to a conclusion for it to be done for easier filing of areas and postage. The East Market area contains three high wealth high residential towers along with low density high wealth and medium wealth residences. The East Corrignton area continues the medium wealth residences and contains some offices and shops.

View down the main street towards The Market...

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The two twin residential towers and the other residential tower, with The Market in the background...

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A fast food restaurant, within the suburban area...

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Another article will shortly follow on from this and will be about the West MacJohnson Inner City Suburbs.

Asheroo

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The west MacJohnson River suburbs were the 2nd lot of suburbs to grow on from the two villages of Morawee and Tamewood. Being on the west side of the river, they expanded on from Tamewood. The suburbs line along the river and on the lower north-eastern slopes of Kathine Hill. The suburbs contain mostly residential, with a few shops and a few office areas. The west MacJohnson River suburbs are Tamewood, Elliedale, Birrawillow and Linn.

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Tamewood

Tamewood was the first village on the western side of the MacJohnson River. Developed alongside with Morawee, it holds mostly the low wealth citizens (unqualified workers) which keep all the factories in the Tamewood Industrial Project moving on. The original village which still stands beside the river has been seperated from the rest of Tamewood by the RHN H1 stem. There is also an office area, called the Tamewood Commercial District (TCD), which contains many low density offices. On the northern side of Tamewood, there has been some development of windmills to produce energy.

One of the many suburban streets in Tamewood...

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The windmills and the Tamewood Windmill Motel...

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Down one of the streets going towards the windmills...

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Some shops around the same area...

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The original Tamewood village...

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Tamewood Burgers, and the surrounding area now...

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Further down Delley Road from Tamewood Burgers...

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The Tamewood Commercial District (TCD)...

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Further up the slopes on the north east face of Kathine Hill, in Tamewood...

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Elliedale

Elliedale is the main central area for the west MacJohnson suburbs. The suburb contains mainly medium wealth residences, as well as some high wealth residences along the riverside. Along the main road of Delley Road, there are also some medium density offices, a shopping centre and some high tech industry. The medium wealth stand on the slopes of Kathine Hill.

The high wealth residences in Elliedale along the MacJohnson River...

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The shopping centre (on the left) and the medium density offices along Delley Road..

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A fast food shop along Delley Road, on the southern end of Lilliedale, on the border of Linn...

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The medium wealth residences on the north eastern side of Kathine Hill...

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The high tech industry along Delley Road...

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Birrawillow

The hilltop suburb of Birrawillow is of mostly medium wealth residences that are built down and along the slopes of the north eastern side of Kathine Hill. A few shops and offices are also present at the lower slopes and on the ridge.

Some shops, residences and offices on the lower slope...

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Some more ontop of the hill on the ridge...

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View of the city from a house on the top of the hill...

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The houses on Kathine Hill in Birrawillow...

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Linn

This small suburb of Linn contains as well as some medium wealth residences, shops and offices; also contains a few parks. The suburb is the most southern suburb of the west MacJohnson suburbs, and is located beside the MacJohnson River at the bottom of Kathine Hill.

The view of Linn Park, Linn and the north east side of Kathine Hill from the top of one of the medium density residences on the southern edge of the border...

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One of the steets in Linn, looking towards the city...

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Another nearby street...

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On the western side of Linn Park...

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Stay tuned to The Rooleyson Journal for more on the completion of the Rooleyson International Airport (YROO) and the surrounding industrial district, the suburb of Brokeford and the inner-city suburbs.;)

Asheroo

Rooleyson CBD

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The Rooleyson CBD has now been constructed and completed! The Rooleyson CBD is the centre of business and living. Full of many parks and plazas, entertainment and shops, the CBD is the centre of activity. As shown in the previous entry about the RHN, this is also where the H2 and H3 highways intersect. The new city hall is also located here, as well as the tallest of the buildings and the Rooleyson Botanical Garden. The CBD is broken up into 3 areas: West Resident CBD (where the rich high density residences are), Central CBD (where the main business area is) and Greenwood (where many parks and plazas are, along with medium wealth residences and offices).

This is the map of the Rooleyson CBD...

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And now for a festival of pictures and info!

West Residence CBD

The new Rooleyson City Hall, and City Hall Plaza...

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An overview of the city hall area...

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The Mary & Julliet Theatre, across from City Hall Plaza...

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West Resident's Park...

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The infamous Mary Road and the medium wealth residences, still in West Residence CBD...

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The very high wealth, high density residences on the corner of West Residence Avenue and Palemont Road...

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The Queen West Mall...

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Along the street... 

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West Residence from across the Kanga River...

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Central CBD

On one of the roads in the centre...

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Under the M2...

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At a corner of two roads, under one of the ramps of the M2/M3 interchange...

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Down another street...

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Loking down on that street from one of the offices...

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A view of Central CBD from one of the bridges...

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Greenwood

The Dan MacJohnson Plaza...

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The blank area on the side is reserved for future shopping centres...

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Looking down one of the streets at an intersection...

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Looking down the other street on the intersection...

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Looking towards the tall buildings from the Rooleyson Botanical Gardens & Markets...

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The medium wealth residences along the Rooleyson Botanical Gardens & Markets...

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The main pond and medium wealth residences at Rooleyson Park on the west side of the botanical gardens...

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The long park stretch along the medium wealth residences looking towards the centre of Greenwood...

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On the rooftop of one of the residences looking towards the centre...

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The Greenwood Apartment Complex...

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The new office buildings across from the apartment complex, on the south side of Greenwood...

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Other Pictures of the Rooleyson CBD

The CBD from the rooftop of one of the apartment towers across the Kanga River at The Market...

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The CBD from Northbank, across the Kanga River...

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Going outbound from the CBD heading north along H2, looking back towards the CBD...

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Going inbound to the CBD from the south...

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View of the CBD from the north east across the Kanga River...

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View of the centre of Greenwood from the top of Rooleyson's 2nd tallest building, AP Nielson Building...

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The view of West Residence from the top of the AP Nielson Building...

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The view of the H2 going towards the north west...

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The view looking north along the MacJohnson River...

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The view of the CBD from North Kathine Hill...

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The view from Moree Hill...

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Also, in other news, the Rooleyson International Airport (YROO) has now been officially planned and construction has begun on the major development. High-tech industries and low density manufacturers will also surround the area, as well as a road network.

Here is the current map of Rooleyson with the area of the YROO development marked...

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Stay tuned for more on the western MacJohnson River suburbs, Brokeford and the completion of YROO.;)

Asheroo

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The Rooleyson Highway Network (RHN) is a big network of highways that spread throuhgout the city, giving easy and fast access to all areas of the city. The network was first designed when two highways were built through a part of the town back in the early stages of development of the town. The original plan was to just have these highways go wherever they are built in the town, but the council didn't like this as nearby cities have had major problems with this.

This is the current RHN Map...

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The council decided to have their own designed highways which will connect to each other throughout the town. There would be different highway "stems" that would go from one area of one side of town to another. This way, they would develop a neat systeam to suit the town and give great access for citizens. As shown in the above map, the current "stems" we have are...

H (Highway) 1 - This section currently goes from the Tamewood exit through to Brokeford and Laree. This section is still developing on.

H2 - This section currently goes from the Tamewood Industrial Project to the CBD and is still developing.

H3 - This section is complete and goes from the interchange with H1 at Brokeford to the interchange with H2 (possibly future H5) in the CBD.

H4 - This section is new and still under construction. The highway will go down the west side of the city and most likely end in the southern suburbs. The section currently intersected with H2 at the T.I.P. and contains the airport bypass.

Leslie (aka. The Kanga) Highway - This is not considered part of the RHN. It runs out of Rooleyson and along the Kanga River. It was originally named after Mayor Leslie, previous mayor of a nearby town, but is sometimes known as the Kanga Highway for running along the Kanga River. Sometimes the river can also be mistaken to be called the Leslie River.

Currently, the city council is debating about whether future developments of the current "stems" past the major areas should be named as a new stem or not. So for example, the hinted H5 I stated about H3 would be the H2 highway going from the current H3/H2 to the southern suburbs (possibly an interchange with H4). The H1 highway going past the H1/H3 intersection would then be H6. More on this will come later as the city further develops.

The two intersections in the T.I.P, the firts on the left being between H2 and H4, and the second between H2 and the Leslie/Kanga Highway...

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The intersection between H2 and H3 in the CBD (first sneak peak at the CBD)...

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Along the H3 in the CBD, towards the intersection with H2...

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The intersection at Brokeford between H1 and H3...

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The Tamewood exits (the first on the right with T.I.P. road and the second on the left with Delley Road...

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The T.I.P. exit, where H2 starts...

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The H2 Tunnel under Kathine Hill...

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Along the H3 at East Moree, towards the CBD...

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Under the overpass, at the exit to South Brokeford and Tingalwra...

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The new H4 with the airport bypass, and the Leslie/Kanga Highway underneath it...

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Stay tuned to The Rooleyson Journal for more on the CBD, Brokeford & Laree, the suburbs on the westside of the MacJohnson River and news on the international airport.;)

Asheroo

Tamewood Airport

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The Tamewood Airport (YTIP) has now been officially opened along with the completion of Section 4 and the Airport Section of the Tamewood Industrial Project (T.I.P.). This has allowed for the first air travel to come to Rooleyson. The airport services both freight and passenger services to other airports within the country and neighbouring countries. The Rooleyson City Council is still debating about the location of the international airports, which is now down to only two major possibilities, with both advantages and disadvantages.

YTIP has now become a major destination in Rooleyson for aviation enthusiasts and pilots. It has also become a hotspot for tourists and city citizens passing through, which has caused some traffic chaos, despite the well designed road and highway network around the area. The traffic should ease up a litte more once the international airport is put into place, but until then, there will be no upgrades to the airport road network, which has been a disappointment for many.

Overview of the aiport district...

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The manufacturers along Airport Circuit...

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Manufacturers in Section 4...

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Kingston Air coming into land, looking from Terminal 1...

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On the runway looking north...

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Kingston Air at the Terminal 2...

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Hey, that's Councillor Joe, where does he think he's going? Oh well, at least the airport is of good use to the council itself...

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On the runway looking south, with a plane landing...

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The "Welcome to Tamewood Airport" Circle...

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The "Manufacturer Bypass Tunnel", which cuts Airport Circuit by going under the airport and to the other side (see the map above for more)...

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Stay tuned for news on the completion of the CBD! The Rooleyson Highway Network (RHN) and western MacJohnson River suburbs also to come soon on The Rooleyson Journal.;)


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