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Residents' Association

20th AGM – What a milestone!
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Owners Corporation Law

OC discriminated against a disabled owner
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Montague Community Alliance

Can we be good neighbours?
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Metro Tunnel

MetroHub opens its doors
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Federal Politics

Supporting the peaceful struggle of the Tibetans
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We Live Here

One woman’s stand gets results
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Southbanker

Giving the community a lift
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Housing

We are losing our social licence to operate
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History

Art Deco panels at the ABC
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Southbank Sustainability Group

Community’s journey into sustainability
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Health and Wellbeing

How to break the cycle of fear
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Skypad Living

Luv thy NABERS (for apartments)
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Pets Corner

Jumper’s proud parents
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Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
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Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
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Letters

Name it Domain!
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Edition - March 2018

Government takes creative control

Developers with live applications on Sturt Street’s arts spine will be forced to give back to the Arts Precinct under new planning controls introduced this month.

08 Mar 2018

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Thumbs up for Boyd Park

The City of Melbourne is to be applauded for its Boyd Park concept plan.

08 Mar 2018

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Developers take all benefits

Residents of Southbank and the CBD have missed out on a bonanza of new community facilities and open space.

08 Mar 2018

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Cover-up allegations

The City of Melbourne is refusing to discuss corruption allegations against a senior manager who was sacked last September.

08 Mar 2018

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Heavyweight panel to talk Montague

Member for Albert Park Martin Foley, Liberal Shadow Minister for Planning David Davis and the leader of the Victorian Greens Party Samantha Ratnam will make up the next Montague Community Forum panel.

08 Mar 2018

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Major public art set for Southbank

Southbank has been revealed as the lucky recipient of a series of four major public art commissions, with the first to come at a cost of $2 million.

08 Mar 2018

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Green market

South Melbourne Market’s innovative organic waste systems have won the Port Phillip Council two separate sustainability awards.

08 Mar 2018

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Students test out new basketball stadium

Students from South Melbourne Primary School in Southbank tested out their brand new Basketball stadium last month with a little help from basketball legend Warrick Giddy!

08 Mar 2018

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Foreign renters can vote

Non-Australian citizen renters can vote in the May lord mayoral election.

08 Mar 2018

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Lord mayoral election

Southbank residents and businesses are to vote in a by-election in May for the position of Lord Mayor of Melbourne.

08 Mar 2018

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Fishermans freeze

Minister for Planning Richard Wynne’s decision to “call in” all live development applications in Fishermans Bend has been widely applauded in the local community.

08 Mar 2018

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Foster to plead guilty

Former councillor Richard Foster is to plead guilty to electoral fraud charges relating to the 2016 City of Melbourne election.

08 Mar 2018

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Hopes high for OC reform Bill

After five years, owners’ corporations may finally see legislative reform enter the Victorian Parliament this year.

08 Mar 2018

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Candidates emerge

Property Council Victoria executive director Sally Capp has announced her candidacy for the upcoming lord mayoral by-election.

08 Mar 2018

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Council plans for active streets

Developers will not be allowed to build ground-level car park in Southbank and the CBD under the new C308 urban design policy package.

08 Mar 2018

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Interest surrounds BMW site

After being snapped up for more than $100 million late last year, the search for a world-class architect has begun for one of Southbank’s last remaining key development sites.

08 Mar 2018

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SLN meets 3CW Radio

“Southbank Local News” publisher Shane Scanlan was interviewed by Southbank-based Chinese radio station 3CW in February.

08 Mar 2018

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Skaters move in

A section of the new community space at Riverside Quay opened for public use last month and has quickly proven to be a paradise for skaters.

08 Mar 2018

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Site sold

Former bookmaker and Betstar founder Alan Eskander has sold a Southbank office property for $5.85 million.

08 Mar 2018

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St Kilda Rd delays

As the construction of the new Metro Tunnel ramps up around the new Anzac Station, part of St Kilda Rd has reduced to one traffic lane for several years.

08 Mar 2018

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Market under One Roof

Women-led co-working space, One Roof hosted a community market on February 17 to showcase Melbourne’s best female-led startups and small businesses.

08 Mar 2018

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The future of events

The best skills are experienced, not simply learned. And, in the evolution of a person’s career, the right skills remain significant.

08 Mar 2018

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Helipad removed

Flinders Wharf residents are delighted, but the industry is feeling vulnerable following the removal of the North Wharf helipad on January 31.

08 Mar 2018

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Council supports Shed 5 renewal

Riverlee’s revised proposal to develop the heritage-listed Shed 5 area at North Wharf has been endorsed by the City of Melbourne.

08 Mar 2018

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YRBA welcomes tourism students

The Yarra River Business Association (YRBA) met with international tourism students at South Wharf last month to teach them about the local tourism market.

08 Mar 2018

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River Graze returns

The annual Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is back to transform the banks of the Yarra into a foodie’s paradise!

08 Mar 2018

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No laughing matter!

Local happiness guru and Southbank resident Merv Neal is taking his passion for making people laugh to the next level.

08 Mar 2018

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The Southbank pyramid is born!

140 interior design students from RMIT University gathered at Testing Grounds last month to construct a gigantic pyramid made from a whopping 4317 concrete blocks!

08 Mar 2018

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Southbank gets Buxton’s collection

The arts precinct’s newest museum holds one of Australia’s most significant contemporary art collections, with the Michael Buxton Collection given a public home this month in the Victorian College of the Arts.

08 Mar 2018

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Pip scores a gig to ‘Abigail’s Party’

Director Stephen Nicolazzo will make his Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) main stage debut this month when his lavish revival of British playwright Mike Leigh’s cult-classic ‘Abigail’s Party’ opens on March 22. To find out more about this contemporary take on 70s British suburbia, ‘Southbank Local News’ caught up with the play’s starring actress Pip Edwards over lunch at the local Downstairs Bistro & Lounge on Sturt St.

08 Mar 2018

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ACCA’s Arts Club

Designed for the curious minds and those with a passion for art and conversation, Art Club is a regular meeting group organised by ACCA that explores and discusses and ins and outs of contemporary art.

08 Mar 2018

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Behind the Ballet in March

Behind the Ballet events give fans a chance to see behind the scenes action and experience what goes into creating the magic they see on stage, hosted at The Arts Centre Melbourne.

08 Mar 2018

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Turning Japanese

A 12-day tour to Japan combining travel and photography this September, organised by the Photography Studies College (PSC) in Southbank, is open for registration.

08 Mar 2018

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