The landscape architecture of Melbourne’s Docklands suburb contains some serious flaws. The seaside suburb holds immense geographical potential but remains largely a ghost town. Is it too late to salvage what should be a bustling waterfront community?

In his book Making Landscape Architecture in Australia, Dr Andrew Saniga says much work remains to be done in the Docklands area. He says now is the time to make the changes, but also suggests patience. “It takes time for places to evolve and take on a life of their…