Jump to content
  • Entries
    52
  • Comments
    183
  • Views
    25,432

About this City Journal

Surf Coast

Entries in this City Journal

sHnozZa

Surf Coast

Happy New Year from Fairhaven down on the Surf Coast. Like most Victorian coastal towns its filling up for another New Years Eve.

People are already starting to gather at the Lighthouse.

Fairhaven1_zpsfa07fb9a.jpg

In town at the pub.

Fairhaven2_zpsf6338c35.jpg

And in the camp grounds

Fairhaven3_zps1f1c8335.jpg

Fairhaven4_zps5ee5eeb7.jpg

Fairhaven5_zps51885396.jpg

Only a couple of hours to go.

Fairhaven6_zpsb393ec19.jpg

Thanks for viewing and Happy New years in 2014.

sHnozZa

Welcome back to Geelong. If you want to know how Geelong went in the AFL finals, bad, very bad. First the AFL side lost their first game to Hawthorne since 2008, in the Preliminary Final by 5 points. Then the VFL side lost the Grand Final to Hawthorne after dominating the season all year. We've also lost some champions at the club to make way for the younger guys in the VFL squad.

TheCityofGreaterGeelong1TownsandSuburbs_zps2f77edc1.jpg

I haven't had much time or motivation to work on Geelong lately. But as the weather gets warmer i might head down to the region just south of Geelong to the Surf Coast. I looked at some of the maps recently and they are due for an update.

BellsBeach.jpg

BreamleaTortoiseHead.jpg

Thanks for viewing and don't forget to look up my earliest entries to see the Surf Coast before an upgrade.

sHnozZa

The City of Greater Geelong

cats1_zps395c5850.png

Welcome back to Geelong. I haven't had much time to do many updates lately, but here's a quick update. The Cats lost their first home final to Fremantle last week in a disapointing game. Luckily they won this weekend against Port Adelaide. In what should be the Grand Final, Geelong now has to play it's arch rival Hawthorne in the preliminary final. Geelongs VFL side is also playing Hawthorne this week, in the VFL Grand Final.

TheCityofGreaterGeelong-1379297694_zpsd106f3ee.png

Without any finished updates to show i thought i show some pictures i took while working in Geelong recently.

The view from work.

pier1_zpsfed467c3.jpg

Looking across Eastern Beach

bay4_zps5489adf8.jpg

The view from my carpark

a24877c7-9324-4add-8f7a-52c37b16f1df_zps571087ec.jpg

Thanks for Viewing. More updates soon.

sHnozZa

cats1_zps4a67a89b.png

Welcome Back to Geelong. It's been an up and down 2 weeks for the Cats. They lost to North Melbourne last week in a game that saw the Scott twins coaching opposing sides against each other. But they won this week to regain second place on the ladder

scotts_zps40e93597.jpg

Heres my latest update as i slowly good back though the city. Just north of Geelong there's a suburb called North Geelong. I added some marinas and changed some of the zoning but otherwise it's still basicly the same.

NorthGeelong_zpsdf7b133a.png

NorthGeelong4_zps5ab54b96.png

NorthGeelong3_zps469aeea9.png

NorthGeelong2_zps225bcc48.png

NorthGeelong1_zps51c91748.png

Thanks for viewing. More updates soon.

sHnozZa

Welcome back to Geelong. Bad news, the Cats lost last week to the Adelaide Crows. Which put them 3rd on the ladder until the Bombers(2nd) lost to the Hawks(1st) last night and put Geelong back in 2nd. But the good news is they play the St Kilda Saints tonight under the new lights in Geelong. We're still exited about our new lights.

cats1_zps4a67a89b.png

Here's the eastern side of the CBD of Geelong.

EastGeelong1_zps9cde3781.png

EastGeelong3_zpsb134129c.png

EastGeelong-6_zpsa6a26f0a.png

EastGeelong5_zps6551f723.png

EastGeelong4_zps64f9ed8f.png

EastGeelong7_zpsb90942d3.png

EastGeelong2_zps79d55aba.png

TheCityofGreaterGeelong1_zpsdbf87d87.png

Thanks for viewing. More updates soon.

sHnozZa

Welcome back to Geelong. Go Cats! Still second on the ladder, but only by percentage. Our arch rival Hawthorne have also only lost two games this season both to Geelong. That takes the tally between the two sides since the 2008 grand final to 11 wins to Geelong, 0 to Hawthorne.

cats1_zps395c5850.png

geelong2-1.jpg

Here's the latest shots of the Geelong CBD. I've stolen the skyscapers from the neighbours up the road in Melbourne.

Thanks to reddonquixote for your brilliant work.

Geelong_zpsdcc2cd75.png

Geelong1_zpsc4a33afd.png

Geelong2_zps32e0d1ef.png

Geelong4_zps21917bf3.png

Geelong5_zpsb753186c.png

Geelong3_zpsc06f28d9.png

Geelong6_zps8973c0c9.png

Geelong7_zps2381579b.png

Geelong8_zpsbe4221b4.png

Thanks for viewing. More updates soon.

sHnozZa

Welcome back to Geelong. If you've missed the local news, the Geelong Cats(2nd on the ladder) lost to the Brisbane Lions(4th last on the ladder) last week. From being 52 points up in the third quarter, they lost by 5 points. The coach wasn't happy. And also we have a new Prime Minister, well it's the same one we had three years ago that was sacked, and now he's had the one that sacked him sacked and taken her job. It's all a bit confusing and ridiculous but it has put the spotlight on Geelong. The seat of Corangamite, which covers the areas south and west of Geelong, is the countries tightest maginal seat, with less than 750 votes. Add that and with all the major industries in Geelong closing in the past year we can expect a lot of attention and promises.

Here's the latest update, Clifton Springs, east of Geelong.

TheCityofGreaterGeelong12_zps1ae104df.jpg

CliftonsSprings_zps7809dd17.jpg

CliftonsSprings2_zpsf23a5c4f.jpg

CliftonsSprings3_zpsfdb3fdfd.jpg

CliftonsSprings6_zps2afb38cb.jpg

PortPhillipBay1_zps01e3644f.jpg

CliftonsSprings4_zps4e258411.jpg

CliftonsSprings5_zps3e6d7c9f.jpg

CliftonsSprings7_zps27713031.jpg

Thanks for viewing. More updates soon.

sHnozZa

Welcome back to Geelong. Today we're in the northern regions of Little River and the You Yangs.

TheCityofGreaterGeelong1_zps28c21e7f.jpg

The small town of Little River. For a small town it has alot of history. The 1979 film Mad Max was filmed in and around Little River. The 70s band The Little River Band was named after the band passed the highway sign. And the 2003 movie Ned Kelly was filmed in the You Yangs and surrounding areas.

<a href="http://s1059.photobucket.com/user/Shnozza/media/northern%20suburbs/LittleRiver_zpsfad3e163.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t440/Shnozza/northern%20suburbs/LittleRiver_zpsfad3e163.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo LittleRiver_zpsfad3e163.jpg"/></a>

LittleRiver1_zps4bd0e0ec.jpg

LittleRiver3_zpsb39e2764.jpg

LittleRiver2_zpsa4fa3b2f.jpg

YouYangsE1_zps689a6e3d.jpg

YouYangsE_zpsdd79e6e2.jpg

The You Yangs.

YouYangs_zps41ad7ef1.jpg

Thanks for viewing. More updates soon.

sHnozZa

Welcome back to Geelong. Today we're in the north western regions of Meredith and Anakie. Good and bad news again. The good news is it's nearly finished, i'm finally doing the last map of the entire greater Geelong region. The Geelong Cats are still second on the ladder with 10 wins and 1 loss. And the political circus of the PM and ex-PM have left town. The bad news is another company has closed. The retailing giant Target is closing it's Australian headquarters in Geelong soon. The city hasn't been doing too well since i started making it on Sim City, not sure if i should stop before we loose Cotton On as well.

TheCityofGreaterGeelongnorthwest_zpsff98dc25.jpg

Meredith, Home to the Annual Meredith Folk Festival.

Meredith_zpsed50e219.jpg

Meredith1_zpscb73e1bd.jpg

Meredith2_zps546e5092.jpg

Meredith3_zps5450b94f.jpg

Meredith4_zps462aa33e.jpg

Anakie Junction, it has a pub.

AnakieJunction_zps867b53e4.jpg

AnakieJunction1_zps31a19e6c.jpg

Anakie East.

AnakieEast_zps9c2490f3.jpg

The HM Barwon Prison.

AnakieEast1_zps734a8797.jpg

Fairy Park, a fairytale themed childrens themepark.

AnakieEast2_zps502d6f7b.jpg

Thanks for viewing. More updates soon.

sHnozZa

Welcome back to Geelong. Today we're at the north western rural regions of Bannockburn and Shelford.

TheCityofGreaterGeelong2_zps228ae184.png

Bannockburn.

Bannockburn_zps956dfa0a.jpg

Bannockburn1_zps77ff0753.jpg

Bannockburn2_zps669badda.jpg

Bannockburn3_zpsfcd0e303.jpg

Shelford.

Shelford_zps06ef94a6.jpg

Shelford2_zpsaa7d4e53.jpg

Shelford3_zps6fdbce26.jpg

Shelford4_zpsa354fd27.jpg

Shelford1_zpscf2ca7df.jpg

Despite the closing of the Ford factory, aluminium plant and oil refinery, Geelong is still doing well. Plans are being proposed for a new airport and seaport to serve the growing needs of Melbourne.

northgeelong1_zps35a44e32.jpg

Thanks for viewing. More updates soon.

sHnozZa

Welcome back to Geelong. Sorry about the delay since the last update but i got caught up in the northern outer regions of Geelong, i've also had trouble with my computer lately. The good news is that the city of Geelong is nearly finished, the bad news is that since i've started building Geelong on SC4 the real city has hit some hard times. Last year the Point Henry Aluminium plant has announced it's closing, as well as the Shell Oil Refinery, and now Ford will be closing in 2016. Hopefully the Geelong Cats can win the flag this year and lift the mood a bit. So far this year the Cats are 8 wins and 1 loss. This week the Cats play the Gold Coast Suns(captained by former Cats legend Gary Abblett Jr) in the first night game ever to be held at Kadinia Park in Geelong. For over 25 years the Cats have had to drive up the road to Melbourne to play night games.

Heres how my SC4 Geelong is going so far.

TheCityofGreaterGeelong1_zpsfeaac6cd.jpg

The suburbs northwest of Geelong

Bell Post Hill

BellPostHill_zps1f325d06.jpg

BellPostHill1_zps4d579b64.jpg

BellPostHill2_zps763fb575.jpg

Moorabool

Moorabool_zpsb9eeb3ce.jpg

North Stonehaven

NorthStonehaven_zps80003b0a.jpg

NorthStonehaven1_zps26f8d203.jpg

NorthStonehaven2_zpsec2b5c91.jpg

NorthStonehaven3_zpsefeb36fe.jpg

West Norlane

WestNorlane_zps85bc783a.jpg

WestNorlane1_zps572ae630.jpg

I'll be showing the maps in the outer northern region in the next update.

TheCityofGreaterGeelong2_zps228ae184.png

Thanks for viewing.

sHnozZa

Welcome back to Geelong. Today we're in the outer region of Barrabool, a small logging town with developers moving in. I've given lake Murdeduke a bit of a makeover so that people will actually want to buy here.

And the Cats are still undefeated so far this year so things are looking good down in Geelong, except for the weather. As usual I've included a region map to show how it's going

cats1_zps395c5850.png

TheCityofGreaterGeelong-1366357638_zps338ced73.png

Barrabool-282_zps94d41e15.jpg

Barrabool-28_zps412dc187.jpg

Barrabool-20_zps48334590.png

Barrabool-18May1141366246435_zps8ba4f7b8.png

Barrabool-16_zpsee87f37f.jpg

Barrabool-14_zps97c8ee6d.jpg

Barrabool-11_zpsfa9dcfc8.jpg

Barrabool-7_zpsf2a6ed48.jpg

Barrabool-2_zpsa6e53e73.jpg

Barrabool-1_zpsc6fbbfee.jpg

Barrabool_zps6814a86c.jpg

Thanks for viewing. More updates of Geelong and a new city journal coming soon. o.O

sHnozZa

Welcome back to Geelong. Good news, the Geelong Cats won, defeating the Hawks in a great game. After being 20 points down in the first half they came back to win by 7 points.

Today im showing the suburb of Ceres. Another outer suburb east of the last map Fyansford.

Ceres-29_zps23c5d1ff.jpg

Ceres-24_zps673d6ad1.jpg

Ceres-21_zps135e0751.jpg

Ceres-12_zps89b2beaa.jpg

Ceres-4_zps62678291.jpg

Ceres-2_zps0897e8af.jpg

Ceres3_zpsba2722ce.jpg

Ceres_zpsc28b894d.jpg

TheCityofGreaterGeelong-2_zpsa1410b3d.jpg

TheCityofGreaterGeelong-1_zps9df36b33.jpg

Thanks for viewing. More updates soon.

sHnozZa

Welcome back to Geelong. I've uploaded a region shot of the city today to show how its going. Apart from Clifton Springs, the eastern, southern and south western regions are done(for now). I'm slowly moving around the outer suburbs and theres a fair way to go, but i'm still having fun finding bats and plopables that i've downloaded and forgot about. I've also run into a slight problem with the new NAM update so i have to go back to fix the freeways and some roads, not that i dont enjoy it, it gives me a chance to improve them. I've also uploaded some shots of a couple of outer suburbs, Mount Moriac and Waurn Ponds.

TheCityofGreaterGeelong_zps59081ce9.jpg

WaurnPonds-1_zps77eba1c5.jpg

MtMoriac-14Aug041363410348_zpsb70913c8.jpg

WaurnPonds-30_zps2bc9f0d6.jpg

WaurnPonds-16_zpsf4a1fdf6.jpg

WaurnPonds-9_zpsa2d5a4fe.jpg

WaurnPonds-5_zps1ccfa8d4.jpg

MtMoriac-6A_zps01a0e095.jpg

MtMoriac-2_zpsccc2329a.jpg

MtMoriac-_zpse331db42.jpg

Thanks for viewing. More updates soon.

sHnozZa

Welcome back to Geelong. Today we're in Grovdale, a suburb just south of the city. It's just an average suburb on the fringe of a city. It has a freeway exit and a shopping center and schools....It's just another average suburb.

Grovedale.jpg

trainline_zps095492b2.jpg

Shoppingcenter_zps420957e9.jpg

Grovedale8_zps6dd84b9b.jpg

Grovedale7_zpsb76a25aa.jpg

Grovedale6_zpsc767542d.jpg

Grovedale5_zps18337da8.jpg

Grovedale4_zpsc5a0b87b.jpg

Grovedale3_zps6d172305.jpg

Grovedale2_zps796d428f.jpg

The Aussie roads on the new Nam are great.

Thanks for viewing, more updates soon.

sHnozZa

Welcome back to Geelong. Today it's another outer region, south west of Geelong, the town of Winchelsea. With a population of 6470 and surrounded by dence bushland, it's a country firefighters worst nightmare.

Winchelsea_zpse14ae697.jpg

Bridges1_zpsbe67967c.jpg

town_zpscec8c3f8.jpg

town2_zpsc7423a8d.png

town3_zpse1267b9a.jpg

town4_zpsdf28514e.jpg

town5_zps843b0c0e.png

freeway1_zpsc00a1b46.jpg

freeway2_zps1494105d.jpg

farm_zps9e9d8248.jpg

farm1_zps0ed9e17d.jpg

farm3_zpsb29f40c1.jpg

farm4_zpsc939450c.jpg

farm5_zpscabb7a6f.jpg

farm6_zpsd4faba76.jpg

Thanks for viewing. I'll be back to some suburbs in the next update.

sHnozZa

The City Greater Geelong

Welcome back to Geelong. I'm still in the rural areas around Geelong. Today i'm showing Modewarre, south west of the city. It's a small town off the main roads with only a couple of shops and a small pub. Located next to dense bushland it's constantly under threat from bushfires. It's a town that needs a few plopable Kangaroos roaming around.

Modewarre_zpse1157f03.jpg

town_zps103d56da.jpg

cattlefarm_zps018bcd12.jpg

countryroad_zpsd7521bcc.jpg

town2_zps81ae11d8.jpg

Thanks for viewing. More updates soon.

sHnozZa

Welcome back to Geelong. I'd like to thank all the comments over the past 30 entries. I know i'm a bit lazy in getting back to you all, and even lazier when commenting on everyone elses CJ. Again thanks a heap for the comments and tips.

The Geelong Cats make their 2013 debut today in perth against the Fremantle Dockers and West Coast Eagles in a very strange round robin version of the game. As it's only the pre-season i don't care if they lose as long as nobody gets injured.

I've been working on the rural areas surrounding Geelong for the past few days, mainly the south west wine regions on the Ballarine Peninsula.

Lake Connewarre

LakeConnewarre-10Mar011360996243_zpsaac483e0.png

South Wallington

SouthWallington-1Aug171360996149_zps864fcd09.png

Wallington

Wallington-3Jul201360995919_zps39a187d3.png

vinyard_zpscd608056.png

SouthWallington-3Aug171360996164_zpsd5ada449.png

SouthWallington-22Jul171360995696_zpsfd436ee4.png

trainyard_zpsf78c6939.png

Wallington-13Jul201360995996_zps22c2177f.png

Wallington-15Jul201360996024_zps473f0e1c.png

Wallington-29Jun201360995887_zpsd3195c26.png

Batesford-29Jul051360889888_zps72582c76.png

Thanks for viewing. I'll have some bushland in the next update.

sHnozZa

Welcome back to Geelong. Today we're in the suburb of South Geelong, a leafy middle class suburb and home of the Sim Geelong Brewery.

SouthGeelong.jpg

The Sim Geelong Brewery makes popular beers such as Chapman Draught, Lingy Lager and Thompson Bitter.

SouthGeelong-1Apr191360661421_zpse9e1aaaa.png

SouthGeelong-12Apr191360661458_zpsa45ac51c.png

SouthGeelong-19Dec201360661590_zps0c0e52e5.png

Is there a way to get rid of suitcases and abandoned homes?

SouthGeelong-28Dec201360661803_zpse89b3882.png

SouthGeelong-30Mar191360661402_zpscfc7830b.png

SouthGeelong-31Dec201360661820_zps21307d7a.png

Thanks for viewing, some rural towns be coming in the next update.

sHnozZa

City of Greater Geelong

Welcome back to Geelong. Today i present Avalon Airport. Built in 1953 to cater for newer jet aircraft for the RAAF, it now serves as Melbournes second airport. In 2004 Qantas, with it's budget airline Jetstar, began operating at Avalon. In 2012 the state government anounced that Avalon would be upgraded to accept international flights, the same year Qantas anounced they would close their maintenance facility. Avalon is host to the Australian International Airshow.

Avalon Airport and Avalon Raceway.

Avalon_zps8454473a.png

Avalon1_zpsfcabf06a.png

Avalon2_zpse8cb8fc6.png

terminal_zpsc044c147.png

terminal1_zps83e9c15c.png

maint_zpsec498573.png

It's been a while since any F/A 18's were built at Avalon. The RAAF still uses the base for servicing C-130's and C-17's.

base_zps852a7521.png

herc_zps43bd369f.png

The cargo facility

Cargo1_zpsf81a3822.png

cargo2_zpseab34de5.png

The town

town_zps373cc1b4.png

creek_zpsb77787eb.png

RailBridge_zps737b63b2.png

×

Help Keep Simtropolis Online, Open & Free!

stexcollection-header.png

Would you be able to help us catch up after a bit of a shortfall?

We had a small shortfall last month. Your donation today would help us catch up for this month.

Make a Donation, Get a Gift!

We need to continue to raise enough money each month to pay for expenses which includes hardware, bandwidth, software licenses, support licenses and other necessary 3rd party costs.

By way of a "Thank You" gift, we'd like to send you our STEX Collector's DVD. It's some of the best buildings, lots, maps and mods collected for you over the years. Check out the STEX Collections for more info.

Each donation helps keep Simtropolis online, open and free!

Thank you for reading and enjoy the site!

More About STEX Collections