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Business in Southbank

Cutting edge living
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St Johns Southgate

That’s awesome!
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Owners Corporation Law

Electric vehicle charging and the rise of the machines
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Montague Community Alliance

At last, a Fishermans Bend Framework!
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Building Anzac Station
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Federal Politics

Liberals and Nationals ship sheep
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We Live Here

Cladding – remove now, pay later?
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Southbanker

Walking for a purpose
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Housing

We are leaving an intergenerational time bomb for our children
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History

From corporate office to high-end living
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Stifle the opportunity
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Southbank Sustainability Group

Sustainability talks and Boyd Park
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Health and Wellbeing

Positive psychology for increased wellbeing
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Skypad Living

Luv thy NABERS (for apartments)
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Pets Corner

Enter the “Shiba Zone”
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Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
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Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
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Letters

The cost of cladding
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E-scooting into the oBike void

E-scooting into the oBike void Image

By David Schout

After Melbourne’s first venture into dockless bicycles proved disastrous, an electric scooter company wants to fill the void.

California-based Lime has approached both VicRoads and the City of Melbourne in a bid to get its e-scooters on to city streets.

However, the first hurdle to launching in the city may prove its toughest. At present, e-scooters exceeding a 10kmh top speed and 200W capacity are classified as motorbikes, and require a licence and approved helmet.

These road rules would render the scooters – which have a top speed of 23kmh and 250W capacity – redundant, as most potential users would not have a motorcycle licence.

The scooters, which are currently available in US and European cities, work in a similar manner to the...

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Funnelling the fumes

Did you know that Transurban is responsible for managing the air quality from the ventilation stack on Grant St?
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Council laments Crown delay

The City of Melbourne’s planning chair Cr Nicholas Reece says there is only so long the council can tolerate Crown Resorts and Schiavello’s delay in upgrading Queensbridge Square.
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Sturt St up for sale

As one approved permit for an 18-storey tower at 135 Sturt St was sold to a new developer last month, another 18-storey permit at 153 Sturt St was put on the market.
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Meet your local candidates

The Southbank and Montague Meet the Candidates event will be held at the Boyd Community Hub on Tuesday, October 30.
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Framework final

The state government has released the final framework and planning controls for Fishermans Bend.
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Another tower heads to VCAT

The developer of another planning Sturt St planning application bound for the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) is seeking approval for a tower that is higher than what was originally proposed.
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