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Residents' Association

Giving credit where it is due
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Business in Southbank

A passion for good food
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Owners Corporation Law

Check the balcony and terrace rules first
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Montague Community Alliance

Life’s too short to be a sceptic …
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Federal Politics

Marriage equality – Let’s get it done
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We Live Here

Media campaign reaches 1 million Victorians
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Southbanker

A supportive Southbanker
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Yarra River Business Association

Looking for the reset button for river businesses
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Skypad Living

Urban forests in a concrete jungle
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Health and Wellbeing

More than just a body transformation
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Councillor Profile

The making of a lord mayor
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Pets Corner

Southbank’s own Jack Sparrow
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Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
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Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
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Edition - October 2012

Amendment changed and submitted

The City of Melbourne has bowed to public pressure and changed the planning Amendment C171: Southbank, strengthening compulsory high-rise separation and height restrictions.

18 Sep 2012

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School closer than ever

Southbank is closer than ever to an elusive primary school, after the State Government released its Melbourne urban school feasibility study report.

18 Sep 2012

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Melbourne Day ceremony

Enterprize Park, the site of the first landing of European settlers in Melbourne, was host to a flag hoisting ceremony last month, as part of the Melbourne Day celebrations.

18 Sep 2012

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YRBA improves online presence

The Yarra River Business Association (YRBA) has increased its online presence, upgrading to a new website which will give its Southbank-based member businesses more attention.

18 Sep 2012

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Elephants on the loose

No need to be alarmed by the headline, the elephants on the loose in Southbank are stationary replicas of Mali, the Melbourne Zoo’s resident elephant and they are in town to celebrate Melbourne Zoo’s 150th birthday.

18 Sep 2012

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Auslan app at NGV

The National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) Napoleon exhibition had world-leading technology installed last month, when the Australian Communications Exchange (ACE) introduced Auslan to the audio tour.

18 Sep 2012

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Southbank’s crime rate increases

Victoria Police released its crime statistics last week and they show an increase in crime in the Melbourne Police Service Area, which includes Southbank.

18 Sep 2012

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Southbank’s crime rate increases

Victoria Police released its crime statistics last week and they show an increase in crime in the Melbourne Police Service Area, which includes Southbank.

18 Sep 2012

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Meet our librarians

Meet the team of librarians who are helping run Southbank’s newest community hub. Boyd library is settling into everyday life in Southbank and this is the team charged with the day to day running of it.

18 Sep 2012

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SRG president steps down

Southbank Residents’ Group (SRG) president Mabel Vargas will be stepping down from the role after the SRG Annual General Meeting in October.

18 Sep 2012

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Managing the masses

It is a job that is more prevalent in Southbank than just about anywhere else in Melbourne and one, that if done correctly, is easily overlooked.

18 Sep 2012

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Tramcar Networking

The Yarra River Business Association (YRBA) held its winter members catch-up last month on one of the oh-so-Melbourne Tramcar Restaurants.

18 Sep 2012

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Vegie patch in the sky

Freshwater Place has found an interesting way to use previously discarded space on the side of the building, converting a disused balcony into a vegetable garden for residents.

18 Sep 2012

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Finals fever takes hold

It doesn’t matter what code you follow, September is always an exciting time for footy fans in Melbourne and the excitement is building here in Southbank.

18 Sep 2012

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Greening Queensbridge

You may have noticed some works in Queensbridge square.

18 Sep 2012

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Retail sector a ‘key growth area’

Southbank was identified as a key growth area in the Melbourne Retail Strategy 2006-2012 Year 6 Report Card released in September.

18 Sep 2012

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MSO homecoming sounds better than ever

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra made its long awaited homecoming last month, finally returning to the much-loved Hamer Hall for its first performance there in over two years.

18 Sep 2012

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Recycled artwork

Find your way around the river side of Hamer Hall and you will find an outdoor exhibition display called the Kaeru Environmental Public Art Project.

18 Sep 2012

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NGV protest wheel

A protest against the lack of acknowledgement to street art turned into a gesture of goodwill, after National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) moved the protesters’ giant artwork wheel inside.

18 Sep 2012

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Arts blueprint

An overall vision of Southbank’s Arts Precinct is to be developed, trying to capture as much public interest in the area as possible.

18 Sep 2012

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Planning key to Tetris

The latest App on my smart phone is Tetris. It’s an old school game, but a classic. Last week I’d just started a game and it was slowly building up. I then had to deal with three long straight pieces coming down in a row.

17 Sep 2012

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Happy birthday to us

Whether through good management or good fortune we find ourselves at edition 12 and a full year of the Southbank Local News.

17 Sep 2012

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