According to the sign facing St Kilda marina (I walk the dog there) the plans are to extend the breakwater, demolish all the pens and jetties, build a floating dock
about twice the size of the current
one, with mooring
balls between the pontoons and the new breakwater.
Can't remember where I read it, but I think the deal was that you could 'buy' a 40 year lease
on a mooring for $40k, then sublet it. I could be wrong (I could be mixing my facts up between St Kilda and the future Werribee marinas).
Either way, my money's on it being very pricey. It's the best boat real estate in the state.
The problem with the whole Port Phillip Bay area is that just about every boat storage
option belongs to a yacht club, which means joining and going onto the 10 year plus waiting list.
blue polo shirts and proper, civilized deck
And a Mercedes.
There are only a couple of marinas that are regular businesses, the Anchorage in Williamstown is one of them.
They don't care which private school
you went to.
There's another thread on CF about Melbourne with lots of pictures from one of the Docklands marinas. They are all brand new and I believe they don't allow liveaboards.
And even though they are right next to Melbourne's CBD, they are still somehow soulless. The whole Docklands precinct looked great on paper, but developed into a windswept wilderness right next to the heart of the city.
All of Melbourne's 'funky' and 'chic' areas are actually in a kind of ring around the city, about 5 kms around the CBD, including St Kilda, Fitzroy, South Yarra, Richmond, Williamstown, etc...
It's those areas that won Melbourne the "most liveable" gong, circa 2004. We're about 7th lately.
But we're climbing well up the "most expensive cities" list pretty fast, I think we're currently number 5 with a bullet...
So yes, great restaurants, theatre, music
, festivals, and street life, just be sure and arrive cashed up.