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The parking dilemma?
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Apartment living made easy
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Not all liability policies are created equal
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Maintaining commercial ties with China
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Short-stays behind property price pain
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A jack of all arts
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ASBESTOS!!
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Skypad Living

Activating vertical villages
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Health and Wellbeing

Soups, salads, patience and supplements
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The making of a lord mayor
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Rocket to the city
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Spring racing in Southbank
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Power Street – Southbank
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Biased on school name
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Edition - February 2013

Have your say on planning matters

Southbank residents will have an unprecedented chance to have their voices heard on planning issues within the capital city zone next month, with the announcement of the Metropolitan Planning Strategy – Free Community Forum.

18 Feb 2013

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Love is in the (freezing) air

Valentines all over Southbank were spoilt last month, including a lucky few, who celebrated the occasion with a trip to the ice bar at Chill On Ice Bar and Lounge.

18 Feb 2013

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Dragon boats do battle

As part of the Lunar New Year celebrations last month the annual Chinese New Year Dragon boat regatta was held on the Yarra. On a warm Sunday teams from across Victoria competed, with great spirit being shown throughout the day.

18 Feb 2013

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Another month, another approval

Another high-rise tower was approved last month and it may be the most ambitious design of any tower currently standing or in the pipeline in Southbank.

18 Feb 2013

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Best and brightest arrive

The average IQ of Southbank rose last month when the finals of the Australian Brain Bee Challenge (BCC) were held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).

18 Feb 2013

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Food and wine? How divine!

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (MFWF) is upon us and once again Southbank takes centre stage, with some of the best events of the festival and the location of the festival hub.

18 Feb 2013

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Boyd to turn green

The section of land between the Boyd school building and Kingsway will soon be an apartment tower but, until then, developer The Mackie Group has decided to turn it into a grassy haven for visitors to the community centre.

18 Feb 2013

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Important anniversary celebrated at Fed Square

To mark the fifth anniversary of the national apology to the stolen generation, Federation Square held a commemorative celebration last month, celebrating the day and its historical relevance to Australia’s first people.

18 Feb 2013

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Footpath blocked, but no help for businesses

Queensbridge St businesses are bracing themselves for three years with restricted pedestrian access.

18 Feb 2013

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Huge crowds ring in Lunar New Year

It was almost impossible to navigate your way along Crown Promenade during the Chinese New Year celebrations last month.

18 Feb 2013

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Night turns white

White Night Melbourne is set to keep us all awake this month.

18 Feb 2013

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North Wharf plan assessed

Heritage Victoria is assessing the historical considerations of the planned redevelopment of the heritage-listed Shed 5 and crane at North Wharf.

18 Feb 2013

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Southbank directory hits the streets

The first ever Southbank Directory was printed and distributed last month by ‘Southbank Local News.’

18 Feb 2013

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Unwanted campers

Camping by the river is an Australian tradition, but it’s not one that you would usually associate with the city.

18 Feb 2013

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New exhibition a timely reminder

The Victoria Police Museum at WTC Wharf has a timely reminder of the dangers of bushfires for everyone with its new exhibition, ‘Things of Fire and Ash: Remembering Black Saturday.’

18 Feb 2013

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MCEC opens the doors to the locals

In what is a unique occurrence at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), the centre will be hosting it’s own event, Open Space, on Thursday, February 28.

18 Feb 2013

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Men’s shed opens, near Southbank

Southbank handymen and women may not yet have their own space to work but in the mean time there has been a “Men’s shed” open in neighbouring South Melbourne, and it is encouraging Southbank residents to use the facility.

18 Feb 2013

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Classes ideal for city living

Have you got a great story about living in Southbank you want to let the world know about? Pump Theatre may have the perfect opportunity for you.

18 Feb 2013

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Bridge builds connections

Work has started on the Jim Stynes Bridge that will connect the Northbank precinct to Docklands.

18 Feb 2013

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Sustainable living encouraged along the river

Sustainable living is becoming more and more popular and locals had a great chance to learn more about it last month, during the Sustainable Living Festival at Federation Square and Birrarung Marr.

18 Feb 2013

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MUSIC FESTIVAL ON VACANT BLOCK

A vacant block behind the Melbourne Recital Centre (MRC) was transformed into the stage for the perfect summer music festival last month, as the MRC hosted The Garden Party.

18 Feb 2013

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SOUTH WHARF TURNS ARTISTIC

The South Wharf promenade is an idyllic location during the summer months and the ambience was added to last month with a number of Melbourne artists taking up residence.

18 Feb 2013

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GRANTS FOR SOUTHBANK INSTITUTIONS

Another round of arts grants from Premier and Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu has seen three important Southbank institutes receive money to help support their work.

18 Feb 2013

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AUSTRALIAN WORLD ORCHESTRA COMES TO TOWN

Budding musicians have a unique opportunity coming up when the Australian World Orchestra (AWO) holds its Masterclass Program here in Southbank.

18 Feb 2013

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