Around half of the residents of the suburbs of Denistone, West Ryde, Meadowbank and Melrose Park, were born overseas, with many moving to the area to be near the education institutions that abound. 2114 has the rare fortune of three railway stations and a Rivercat wharf. From the regenerating forest in Denistone, through the West Ryde commercial centre, and the rapidly rising apartments on the former industrial area of Meadowbank, traditional businesses still operate in the shadows of the new. These scenes have been captured within 100m of the main northern railway line.
Pictures & words by Heather Finch.