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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...

"On arrival at Flinders Landing, the town sits majestically around a small cove with steep hills and low rise development. The Town Hall and Tower on the hill to the left look over the cove and town below. Unfortunately, this is as good as Flinders Landing gets. Where cattle tracks once cut through the bush you will now find a road, and that's about the only highlight of Flinders Landing's planning. The streets are filled with rubbish, the roads lead nowhere in particular and are unsuitable for a place with any ambitions of being a major city. The only road that leads to the docks is steep sloping and certain to become a traffic sewer unless other connections to the rest of the town are created. There are no water or garbage disposal services, there is no marketplace for the trade of goods and the farms in the central township would be more suitable as additional housing. The central business area is small, walled in by the hills and housing that has seen better days, and lacks any refinement to cater for well to do types, if they would even bother to lower themselves to living in the district. Reorganisation of the roads, town and facilities is of upmost importance...."

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. ;)


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[font="Verdana"][quote name='Schulmanator' timestamp='1340718531']
Cool... Those maps have a fun SC2K vibe to them

[font="Verdana"]Simcity 4s gridiness lends itself quite nicely to using Bitmaps to create zone maps ;)[/font]

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Man, I love SC2K. Anyways, the plans look good, and in such an interesting setting I can imagine that it will be fun to go about the upgrades. I'm looking forward to it for sure.

Also, I'm sorry I missed the previous updates. I was, uh, kinda busy.

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