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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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Metro Tunnel

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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Safety and Security

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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Edition - March 2016

Southbank heritage under threat

The Melbourne Heritage Action (MHA) group is demanding that an interim heritage overlay be applied to the former Castlemaine Brewery bottle shop at 115-117 Queensbridge St before it is demolished.

10 Mar 2016

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Welcome to our 50th edition

March 2016 marks the first major milestone for Southbank Local News, in what is our 50th edition.

10 Mar 2016

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Council supports waterways reform

Hopes for reform of local waterways suffered a setback last month, but the City of Melbourne has pledged to take up the issue.

10 Mar 2016

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Past students reunite at Boyd

Some 15 students from the former JH Boyd Girls’ School in Southbank reunited last month at their old school.

10 Mar 2016

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Chinese New Year celebrations

Southbank was a buzzing sea of activities and illuminations throughout last month’s Chinese New Year celebrations.

10 Mar 2016

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Climb for justice

Two protestors scaled the 162-metre Arts Centre spire in Southbank last month in response to the recent High Court decision to send 267 asylum seekers to detention on Nauru.

10 Mar 2016

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Designs released for Southbank School

Plans for the Fishermans Bend development have taken a major step forward with the release of designs for Victoria’s first-ever vertical school at Ferrars St, Southbank.

10 Mar 2016

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Neighbourhood planning progresses

Planning Minister Richard Wynne met with more than 250 locals on February 29 for the first Fishermans Bend community engagement forum at the Port Melbourne Football Club.

10 Mar 2016

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Donors urged to “hop in” this Easter

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is urging Southbank locals to donate blood at the Southbank donor centre this March.

10 Mar 2016

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Battle lines drawn in council election

October seems a long way off, but tensions are rising over this year’s City of Melbourne council elections.

10 Mar 2016

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Extra height knocked back

A proposal to add six storeys to an already approved development at 84-90 Queensbridge St was met with distain at last month’s Future Melbourne Committee (FMC) meeting.

10 Mar 2016

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Stark stats

Figures from the City of Melbourne’s most recent Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE) study tells us much about what we already know about Southbank.

10 Mar 2016

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An outlook on Southbank’s development surge

With some more major projects such as Australia 108 and the Kavanagh St block now on the horizon, some renders provided to us by Urban Melbourne show that the property boom in Southbank is only just getting started.

10 Mar 2016

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New speed limit to protect students

A new 40kmh school speed zone has been introduced in Sturt St to improve safety for students of the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS) on Miles St.

10 Mar 2016

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Helicopter noise blitz

The City of Melbourne last month agreed to develop Fly Neighbourly Agreements (FNAs) with local helicopter companies in an effort to reduce the impact of aircraft noise on local residents.

10 Mar 2016

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An artistic interruption

Artist and founder of Southgate’s new Three O’clock Gallery Kim de Kretser said the motivation underpinning its establishment was based on bringing the community together for a conversation.

10 Mar 2016

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Southbank to gain from Metro Rail

The recently released Metro Rail business case reveals that Southbank will benefit from employment growth, increased tourism and more balanced tram connections as a result of the new Domain Station.

10 Mar 2016

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Native garden advice

St Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-operative (SKINC) will be holding a local history talk this month, enlightening Southbankers about the rich floral history of the area.

10 Mar 2016

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A secret world of art

Southbank’s Boyd Community Hub contains a number of artists working and showcasing their work as part of the Creative Spaces and Artist Residencies programs.

10 Mar 2016

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Underpass upgrades stall

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) has confirmed that physical works to restore the dilapidated underpass between Elizabeth St and the Northbank won’t take place as part of phase one of restoration works to Flinders Street Station.

10 Mar 2016

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Sky-high tourism talk

Local business people were treated to an informative and engaging speech from Tourism Victoria CEO Nick Foa at the Yarra River Business Association’s (YRBA) first business luncheon of the year.

10 Mar 2016

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Battle of the towers at Boyd

The team at Boyd Community Hub is inviting local residents to take part in the first ever free Southbank Community Trivia Night on Wednesday, April 6.

10 Mar 2016

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NEW16 launches at ACCA

Curator Annika Kristensen said she hoped that this year’s influential NEW16 exhibition would encourage audiences to create their own connections between the works shown within it.

10 Mar 2016

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A musical reawakening

She calls it her secret double-life. As well as primarily practicing criminal law, Yuliya Mik is a part of the ensemble Alma Mater, a group bringing together the musical traditions of Portuguese fado and Brazilian modinha.

10 Mar 2016

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Margaret Lim

Margaret Lim’s work is symbolic and whimsical, dreamlike and dark.

10 Mar 2016

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The Distance

An award-winning cast stars this month in the Australian premiere of “The Distance” – a play about moral dilemmas and big laughs.

10 Mar 2016

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