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Residents' Association

We have just come through the storm of the century – apparently
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Business in Southbank

Blockchain is booming!
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St Johns Southgate

Light in the darkness
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Owners Corporation Law

Strata land 2017: The year in review, and predictions for 2018
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‘tis the season to be grateful … tra la la la…
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Housing

We are losing our social licence to operate
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Federal Politics

Marriage equality passes Parliament
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We Live Here

Open letter to the Premier of Victoria
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Southbanker

An advocate for Southbank living
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History

Television – Southbank leads the way
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Skypad Living

Vertical Smarts
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Health and Wellbeing

Mental health makes our physical health
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Councillor Profile

The making of a lord mayor
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Pets Corner

Our happiest resident!
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Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
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Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
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Letters

A sincere thank you
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Edition - December 2017/January 2018

Boyd Park concept plan revealed

The project for Southbank’s long-awaited Boyd Park took a giant step forwards in November as the City of Melbourne released its draft concept plan for consultation.

14 Dec 2017

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Drainage works put to the test

The City of Melbourne’s efforts to drain “Lake Whiteman” were put to the ultimate test last month after a massive downpour struck Melbourne on November 18.

14 Dec 2017

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A bigger Arts Precinct?

Could Southbank’s world-famous Arts Precinct get any bigger?

14 Dec 2017

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Turn it down!

The owners’ corporation (OC) at Banque 88 apartments at 33 Clarke St says it has had enough of noise, violence and damage caused by Fabrique Nightclub on City Rd.

14 Dec 2017

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School name is official

The Department of Education and Training (DET) has officially named the new primary school in Ferrars St, Southbank, as South Melbourne Primary School.

14 Dec 2017

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More Riverside dining!

Developer Mirvac has announced the latest culinary addition to its new Southbank dining and retail destination at Riverside Quay.

14 Dec 2017

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Remembering old Montague

Having celebrated her 90th birthday on November 29, ‘Southbank Local News’ sat down with the remarkable Elva Keily last month to reflect on her experience as a former resident of old Montague.

14 Dec 2017

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The streets are alive!

Kavanagh St was transformed into a thriving outdoor community hub on November 12 as the City of Melbourne staged the inaugural Southbank Sunday Streets event.

14 Dec 2017

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The gift of giving

This Christmas, Ray White Southbank will continue its popular local tradition of giving to those less fortunate with the return of “A Little Ray of Giving”.

14 Dec 2017

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Melbourne is the most secretive

The City of Melbourne continues to be the most secretive metropolitan council, with more than a quarter of its decisions being made behind closed doors.

14 Dec 2017

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Learning the art of fashion

Since its inception in 2012, fashion design at Holmesglen’s city campus in Southbank has grown and flourished.

14 Dec 2017

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Hospitality a top job

Recent census data release shows Southbank residents are mostly full-time professionals, while the top employment industry is hospitality.

14 Dec 2017

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Cladding issue is going nowhere fast

The state government is refining ways to detect flammable cladding and prevent more being installed on buildings in the future, but is doing nothing to determine who should pay for such re-work.

14 Dec 2017

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Council accused of playing favourites

The City of Melbourne has been accused of turning a blind eye to a local car hire business’s alleged habit of leaving its vehicles parked for hours over the allowed parking limit.

14 Dec 2017

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A moment to remember

The mammoth development site of Southbank’s future suburb within a suburb Melbourne Square was a sea of activity last month as construction of the project officially got underway.

14 Dec 2017

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Summer market fun

Locals can look forward to a fully-packed season of festive and summer shopping and events at the South Melbourne Market.

14 Dec 2017

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Building the brand of Melbourne

Visit Victoria’s general manager of major events Damien de Bohun provided the Yarra River Business Association (YRBA) with an engaging insight into his vision for our city at its luncheon on November 24.

14 Dec 2017

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Where are the retirement villages for Southbank’s high-rise residents?

Over the course of 2017 a group of like-minded consultants have been conceptualising a vertical “multi-age precinct” (MAP) in response to the lack of retirement options and the housing accessibility in the inner city.

14 Dec 2017

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Huge celebrations for Year of the Dog

Chinese cultural celebrations will stretch from the CBD, through Southbank and into Docklands during next February’s Chinese New Year.

14 Dec 2017

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Celebrate queer arts and culture with Midsumma

While rainbow flags swarm the city to celebrate the yes vote, Melbourne’s favourite Midsumma Festival will kick off with a bang in Southbank.

14 Dec 2017

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oBike could be state issue

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has indicated the City of Melbourne has limited power to regulate oBike and may ask the state government to intervene.

14 Dec 2017

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Open the vault!

A groundbreaking Australian music experience arrives in Southbank on December 19 with the oepning of the Australian Music Vault at Arts Centre Melbourne.

14 Dec 2017

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“Unfinished Business” at ACCA

The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art’s (ACCA) “Big Picture” summer exhibition celebrates feminist concerns in recent Australian art.

14 Dec 2017

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VIA ALICE

Marking the opening of the 2018 festival, Sugar Mountain presents VIA ALICE – an immersive virtual reality film and performance, which invites audiences to experience the strength and diversity of contemporary indigenous Australian knowledge, cultures and identities.

14 Dec 2017

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School holidays at MRC

The Melbourne Recital Centre’s annual Music Play Family Festival returns to Southbank these summer school holidays.

14 Dec 2017

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A summer of photography!

The Photography Studies College (PSC) will open its “Summer Exhibition” on Wednesday, December 13 at its home at 65 City Rd, Southbank.

14 Dec 2017

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