Swanston Street is a major thoroughfare in the centre of Melbourne, Australia. Edinburgh ( ˈɛdɪnb(ərə Dùn Èideann) is the Capital of Scotland and is its second largest city after Glasgow. Swanston is an area of Edinburgh, Scotland. It is a small village and residential district lying in the larger area of Fairmilehead, just south of the The Shrine of Remembrance, located in St Kilda Road, Melbourne, is one of the largest War memorials in Australia, and resides in Kings Domain Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. It is the main street of Melbourne.
It is part of the Hoddle Grid, the layout of major streets that makes up the central business district, which was laid out in 1837 by Robert Hoddle. The Hoddle Grid is the layout of the streets in the centre of the Central business district of Melbourne. A central business district ( CBD) is the commercial and often geographic heart of a city Robert Hoddle ( 20 April 1794 &ndash 24 October 1881) was a surveyor of Port Phillip in the 1830s and the creator of the Hoddle It is named after Captain Charles Swanston, a Tasmanian banker and prominent member of the Port Phillip Association. Charles Swanston (1789-5 September 1850 merchant banker and politician was a financial backer of the Port Phillip Association. Swanston Street runs roughly north to south, between Elizabeth and Russell streets, just to the east of the centre of the rectangular Hoddle Grid. Elizabeth Street is one of the main north-south streets in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia, part of the Hoddle Grid Russell Street is a north-south street in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia, part of the Hoddle Grid laid out in 1837 After crossing the Princes Bridge over the Yarra River at its southern extremity, it becomes St Kilda Road. The Yarra River is a River in southern Victoria, Australia. The lower stretches of the river is where the city of Melbourne was established St Kilda Road is a street in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is part of the locality of Melbourne which has the postcode of 3004 and As it runs north and leaves the CBD, it passes the University of Melbourne, and ends at the Melbourne General Cemetery. The University of Melbourne is a Public university located in Melbourne, Victoria. The Melbourne General Cemetery is a large (43 Hectare) Necropolis located 2 km (1 This section was originally named Madeline Street.
Swanston Street was a major thoroughfare, funnelling traffic from the northern suburbs onto St Kilda Road, but as of the 1990s it was closed to daytime private through traffic between Flinders and La Trobe Streets, roughly half its length. St Kilda Road is a street in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is part of the locality of Melbourne which has the postcode of 3004 and La Trobe Street (also LaTrobe is a major Street in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This section is known as Swanston St Walk. Nine tram routes run along the street, and the frequency of trams is the highest in Melbourne. This is a list of Tram routes operated by Yarra Trams in the city of Melbourne, Australia. It has two railway stations - Flinders Street Station at its southern end, which is the hub of the suburban railway network; and Melbourne Central station, an underground station beneath the Melbourne Central shopping centre, at La Trobe Street. Flinders Street Station is the central railway station of the suburban rail network of Melbourne, Australia. This is a list of the 200 currently operating suburban railway stations (216 including greater metropolitan stations in Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Central is an underground station in the suburban railway network of Melbourne, Australia. Swanston Street is also a major route for commuting cyclists from the University of Melbourne and the northern suburbs, through the city, joining up to the bike lanes on St Kilda Road, and the Capital City Trail on the Southbank of the Yarra River. The Capital City Trail is a shared use path for cyclists and Pedestrians which circles the Melbourne city centre and some inner eastern and northern Southbank is an Inner city suburb of Melbourne, Australia in the state of Victoria.
Swanston Street passes a number of Melbourne landmarks, including St Paul's Cathedral, Federation Square, Flinders Street Station, the Melbourne Town Hall, the State Library of Victoria, the City Square, the Melbourne Central and QV Village shopping centres, the pub Young and Jacksons as well as the Hi-Fi Bar, which is a prominent live music venue. Location The cathedral is located in the centre of Melbourne on the eastern corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Street. Federation Square (also colloquially known as Fed Square) is a cultural precinct in the city of Melbourne, Australia. Flinders Street Station is the central railway station of the suburban rail network of Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne Town Hall is the central municipal building of the City of Melbourne, Australia, in the state of Victoria. The State Library of Victoria is the central Library of the state of Victoria, Australia, located in Melbourne. The City Square is a pedestrian plaza located in the Central Business District of Melbourne, Australia. Queen Victoria Village, generally known as QV Village or just QV, is a precinct in the Central business district of Melbourne, Victoria Both the University of Melbourne and RMIT University are on Swanston Street. The University of Melbourne is a Public university located in Melbourne, Victoria. The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology ( RMIT) is an Australian University and Vocational education provider in Melbourne
Swanston Street has historically not had the best of reputations, due to problems with homelessness and loitering, and a plethora of discount stores, fast food outlets, and sex shops. Homelessness is the condition and social category of people who lack housing because they cannot afford or are otherwise unable to maintain regular safe and adequate shelter Loitering (ˈlɔɪtərɪŋ is an Intransitive verb meaning to stand idly to stop numerous times or to delay and procrastinate However, in recent years, after lobbying from local traders, the Melbourne City Council has begun to turn the street's image around, enticing many new shops to move in, and driving several major developments. The City of Melbourne is a Local Government Area in Victoria, Australia, located in the central city area of Melbourne.
Many protests involve the use of Swanston Street, and every so often, it will be closed due to people advocating one cause or another. It is also used for the annual Anzac Day parade, which passes through much of the city centre, but uses Swanston Street as a centrepiece on its way to the Shrine of Remembrance in St Kilda Road. The Shrine of Remembrance, located in St Kilda Road, Melbourne, is one of the largest War memorials in Australia, and resides in Kings Domain
Swanston Street was also the shooting location for the 1976 video for AC/DC's song "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)". AC/DC are an Australian Hard rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. " It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll " is a song by Australian Hard rock band AC/DC.
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Nicholas Building. Location The cathedral is located in the centre of Melbourne on the eastern corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Street. Flinders Street Station is the central railway station of the suburban rail network of Melbourne, Australia. Built in 1925 to the design of Harry Norris
Manchester Unity buildings
Town Hall administration buildings. Harry Norris (Designer (1888-1966 was an Australian Architect working in Melbourne during the mid 1920s and 1930s The City Square is a pedestrian plaza located in the Central Business District of Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne Town Hall is the central municipal building of the City of Melbourne, Australia, in the state of Victoria. Built in 1908 to the design of John James Clark and E. John James Clark, also known as J J Clark (1838–1915 was an Australian Architect, notable for his grand public buildings and successful design competition J Clark.
Leviathan Building. The Capitol Theatre of Melbourne is a building located on Swanston Street, opposite the Melbourne Town Hall. Corner Bourke Street
The "Green Building". The State Library of Victoria is the central Library of the state of Victoria, Australia, located in Melbourne. RMIT. The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology ( RMIT) is an Australian University and Vocational education provider in Melbourne
The Church of Christ designed by Charles Webb dates back to 1863. Charles Webb (born on June 9, 1939 in San Francisco, California) is the author of several Novels mainly known for his most famous
Melbourne Central Shopping Centre main entrance podium (corner La Trobe Street) after re-development
Former Hibernian Hall at RMIT. Melbourne Central is a large shopping, Office, and Public transport hub in the city of Melbourne, Australia. Built 1887 to the design of Tappin, Gilbert & Dennehy.
RMIT Building 9. Built 1993 to the design of Edmund & Corrigan.
Looking North towards the University of Melbourne
Swanston Street, looking north from the corner of Bourke Street