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Aerial Photos of Melbourne's Growth, 2018

The SPA VicTas Branch reflects on the one year anniversary since we took to the sky to photograph Melbourne's urban sprawl from above.

One of our branch members is a private pilot and offered to take up a professional photographer up in his plane. As the plane journeyed through Melbourne's northern suburbs through the wheatbelt to Kerrang and back,  Tanya Fry (photographer) observed endless urban sprawl around Melbourne followed by equally endless cleared land accross the state of Victoria.  The scale of human impact, seen from up in the air, was staggering and sobering reminder as our Australian leaders attempt to double the State's population in under 30 years.

Below are some of the highlights from the project:

 

Melbourne population from air urban boundary

 

 

 

Cessna Graeme aerial photographs

 

 

melbourne city sprawl 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traffic congestion Clifton Hill

 

 

 

melbourne traffic congestion rush hour

 

 

 

melbourne west rush hour conestion

 

melbourne city and sprawl

 

mellbourne cbd and port from the air

 

melbourne cbd and port from the air

 

Melbourne northern suburbs from the air

 

congested freeway moonee ponds

 

Melbourne CBD MCG Albert Park

 

graeme pilot map

Northern Victoria Cleared farmland

 

Victoria cleared land patchwork farms

 

melbourne freeway congestion road

 

melbourne freeway intersection congestion

 

melbourne new development estate

 

melbourne busy road