1837 : The Way Forward
On arrival in Flinders Landing, Robert Hoddle, the new surveyor-general for the colony, set up base in the Town Hall at Tower Hill. After a few trips down to the docks and the backstreets, Hoddle was quite perturbed by the general lack of planning and filth. His first report to the Town Administration went something like this...
After 3 months of scouting the district and considering current development and future potential, Hoddle finally had a pla for the central area of Flinders Landing.
Surveyor Robert Hoddle leading his team on an exploration around Flinders Landing Cove
Current and Proposed layout of Flinders Landing.
Key to the maps below
Beige = farms
Light Green = Residential
Dark Green = Scrub/Undeveloped Land
Light Blue = Docks
Medium Blue = Commercial
Red = Civic Buildings
Yellow = Industrial
Brown = Gardens & Civic Squares
Black = Current street network
Grey = Proposed street network
The Current Layout of Central Flinders Landing
Proposed Layout of Flinders Landing
Hoddle's Plan : What it hopes to achieve
- Improved North-South roads of double width to allow for future growth of Flinders Landing.
- 3 main roads connecting the docks to the town and surrounding areas.
- Widen and straighten important roads to improve access.
- Allows for future civic structures like a town market and large civic hall.
- Increased residiential areas close to the centre of town.
- Expanded commerical zones
- More parks and gardens for the townsfolk.
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Schulmanator / Jetty Jockey / Terring
Thanks for your comments.... The area is definately spreading far and wide with all the farms but it might be time for a bit more development around the central area. I've been doing some experimentation for future developments since the last post a few weeks back so I've now got a good feel for where I want to go next with development... The new improved road layout will help facilitate that.