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Being rather than doing
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Breaking up is hard to do
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Short-stays: Let owners decide
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Coffee meets culture
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In memory of Prince Henry’s
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Looking for the reset button for river businesses
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Skypad Living

Sharing and taking in vertical villages
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Health and Wellbeing

Getting back to basics
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The making of a lord mayor
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A tremendous trio
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Spring racing in Southbank
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Edition - April 2016

Planning Minister stands firm on overshadowing

In a decision that stunned many, Planning Minister Richard Wynne knocked back a $1 billion proposal for 447 Collins St in the CBD last month, ruling that it would have “overshadowed the south bank of the Yarra River”.

08 Apr 2016

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New hope for river governance reform

Local communities are confident that long-overdue reform of how our waterways are governed will be achieved, following a deputation to Environment Minister, Lisa Neville, last month.

08 Apr 2016

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Even more call Southbank home

The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that Southbank’s current estimated population is 18,192.

08 Apr 2016

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Our police move in

The long awaited Southbank Police Station at 66 Moray St finally opened its doors for service this month, much to the delight of station commander Snr Sgt Steve Bills and his team.

08 Apr 2016

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Residents a low priority for council election

If you are a Southbank resident, the chances are you won’t be voting in the council election to be held later this year, but your landlord probably will.

08 Apr 2016

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Witness appeal

Police are appealing for details relating to an alleged robbery on February 11.

08 Apr 2016

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A “gross overdevelopment”

City of Melbourne councillors lined up to express their frustration last month after they had no other choice but to approve a 20-storey development on Wells Place in Southbank.

08 Apr 2016

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Surge in crime

Southbank experienced a record increase in crime in 2015, according to statistics released last month.

08 Apr 2016

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The art of a true gift

A plaque was installed at the Donor Tissue Bank in Southbank last month, placing the finishing touch on artist and former Victorian emergency services commissioner Bruce Esplin’s sculpture “The Gift”.

08 Apr 2016

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Controversial tower on the market

In an approval that was slammed by Lord Mayor Robert Doyle in 2013, the slender 74-storey Elysium tower site has been put on the market by its developer.

08 Apr 2016

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Recognition for small businesses

Eligible local small businesses are invited to apply for this year’s Lord Mayor’s Commendations.

08 Apr 2016

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A Big Belly of rubbish

Three new Big Belly bins have been installed at Queensbridge Square in a new push by the City Of Melbourne to improve waste management.

08 Apr 2016

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Red Cross farewells Southbank centre

It’s an exciting time for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, as Southbank Donor Centre staff and donors prepare to farewell the facility and merge with the Bourke St Donor Centre next month.

08 Apr 2016

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Bitcoin opens for Knowledge Week

“Connecting minds and creating change” – those are the values behind Melbourne Knowledge Week. The festival runs from May 2 to 8 and revolves around exploring innovations, collaborating with experts and grappling with the interconnected challenges and opportunities our city is facing.

08 Apr 2016

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Playgroup enters the record books

A Melbourne community playgroup has set a national record for Australia’s tallest playgroup, after venturing to the top floor of Southbank’s Eureka Skydeck.

08 Apr 2016

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Local student shows off her wares

Holmesglen’s Southbank campus fashion student Yan Ho was recently selected to showcase her collection as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF).

08 Apr 2016

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Records broken yet again

Victoria’s 85th Good Friday Appeal at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) at South Wharf was another smashing success, raising a record breaking $17,445,624 for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

08 Apr 2016

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Michael Barenboim to make Melbourne debut

Virtuoso young violinist Michael Barenboim is touring Australia for the first time, stopping at the Melbourne Recital Centre for a solo performance on April 12.

08 Apr 2016

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Kip Williams to direct Miss Julie

The Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) welcomes one of Australia’s most exciting and innovative young directors, Kip Williams, for his adaptation of August Strindberg’s classic, “Miss Julie” – a play that questions issues of class, gender and sexuality.

08 Apr 2016

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Finalists shortlisted

Southbank’s Grollo Equiset Garden, located between Hamer Hall and the Arts Centre, is one step closer to being transformed, with the shortlisting of architects.

08 Apr 2016

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Learning the ropes

While we’re used to meeting the accomplished graduates and teachers of the Photography Studies College (PSC), first year student Mo Ng is only just beginning her journey to potential greatness.

07 Apr 2016

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The sky is not the limit. The sewer is!

Southbank’s sewerage system can’t cope with projected growth and will have to be upgraded, according to the responsible water authority.

07 Apr 2016

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