Yallourn, Australia, Australia
 
 
Year1920latitude: -38° 9'
longitude: 146° 22'
Period1920-1952
Initiator(s)
Planning organizationState Electricity Commission
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)A.R. La Gerche
Design organization
Inhabitants (1980)
Target population
Town website
Town related linkshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yallourn
Literature- Meredith Fletcher, 'Digging People Up for Coal: A History of Yallourn', Melbourne University Press 2002

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
Yallourn was established in the 1920s by the State Electricity Commission to house its employees. It was to be a model garden town. The development of locomotives stimulated the production on Yallourn's mine site. Between 1947 and 1952 several thousand more homes were built to attract employees. The town underwent rapid growth. When in 1969 the SEC announced that it was phasing out the town, in order to obtain the coal deposits beneath Yallorn, the population started relocating to surrounding cities.

source: Marie Bruun Yde

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