In this update, we will be looking at the very edge of suburbia. A few towns swallowed by farmland.
It's a 1 hour drive from the central city to the nearest farms, but it's worth it.
the first stop, is the small town of Wentworth, roughly 8,000 citizens. It is a heavy industry and farming town, with plenty of jobs to offer. It often holds the state fair, every year where thousands come to the town to get very cheap things of all sorts. The most recognisable thing in the town would be the Giant Cathedral. When built, the people had on their minds that the town would become a thriving metropolis, sadly, that never happened.
Most farmers are enjoying life on their peaceful farms, but not for long, as they face a man-made threat, urban sprawl. The urban fringe of Dandenong has never been in the same place for more than a year, as the citizens want to build out, not up. Now, we come to another small town of around 3,000. This town is very new, built around an old church refurbished to become the town hall. it wasn't there a year ago. It is Dandenong's actions to supply housing for the growing population.
Now, away from the towns and to the farms. Most are just squares, but some are pretty out-there. Trees line the edge of every farm, to give you a sense of freedom.
(i've tried to make them as life-like as possible, i have yet to download SPAM)
But don't think that these farms are boring, 6 times a year, everyone in the area throws a festival, fireworks guaranteed. Starts in the afternoon and goes well unto dusk.
I hope you enjoyed the Country side.