I lived opposite where they built the freeway. It used to be all horse paddocks up until 1994. Was such a peaceful area. Then at the end of talavera rd were the bushfires were there used to be this hidden creek billabong kinda area. Used to go there all the time and hang out. Lost some of my innocence down there!Busaco and Taranto are fine areas near the bush. No it was Vimiera Rd that truly felt like arse end of the world. It was barely tarred well. And there were horse paddocks in the area, it felt like a patch of outback in the middle of the city.
I moved out in 1995 just when they started works. Was sad to see the paddocks all go.