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Back in 1900, Pyrmont was a major port and industrial area, with a population of nearly 30 000 individuals. There has been a wide selection of businesses and solutions present such as wharves, dockyards, warehouses, abattoirs, wool shops, railway yards as well as an incinerator for the use of Sydney's waste. It was deemed a working suburb with a predominantly Irish/Catholic inhabitants. As the income for Pyrmont was just modest, semi-detached cottages will be the most frequent type of housing present. At the 1960's however, Pyrmont-Ultimo was deteriorating at a quick rate and turned into an unfortunate example of urban decay. The government policy of decentralisation, which will be having businesses go away from the centre of the town, was having an intense effect on the suburb's inhabitants. This suburbanisation has been caused due to congestion, outdated plants, an ageing infrastructure, high cost of land and the restricted scope for growth. The railway goods yards were relocated to Chullora if Darling Harbour was redeveloped in the 1970's along with the wool stores proceeded to Yennora. Since there was no more enough employment for the working class culture, the population of Pyrmont-Ultimo fell dramatically which resulted in a decrease in industry. A steady corrosion of services and conveniences shortly followed with warehouses and factories becoming abandoned and decayed. Another negative effect of this urban decay was the dereliction of their wharves, after fundamental to the industry of the suburb. As there was no public access given, the wharves weren't any more put to great use and became muddy. Finally in 1991, the federal government initiated a 'Better Cities Program' that aimed to produce Australian towns sustainable and much more liveable. It encoura...