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Residents' Association

Southbank comes together
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Business in Southbank

Melbourne Square goes digital
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St Johns Southgate

Livin’ la vida lockdown
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Owners Corporation Law

Performance-based alternative solutions the key to cheaper cladding replacement costs
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Montague Community Alliance

Is Montague the Toorak of Fishermans Bend?
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零工经济的灰色区域
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Metro Tunnel

Third tunnel boring machine launched
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Federal Politics

Why Magnitsky Act is important for Australia
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We Live Here

Microorganism dismantles Airbnb - will it ever recover?
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Southbanker

Putting in to get something back
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Port Places

Fishermans Bend: the first quarter 2019
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Housing

We are leaving an intergenerational time bomb for our children
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History

Shrine of Remembrance
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Safety and Security

Vale our fallen heroes
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Yarra River Business Association

Throwing support behind our new winter festival
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Southbank Sustainability Group

When we know better, we do better. It’s time we do better.
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Health and Wellbeing

What our loneliness can teach us in times of social distancing
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Skypad Living

Vertical villages - an owners’ corporation manager’s view
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Pets Corner

Fletcher and Kelly
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Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
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Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
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Letters

Boulevard of broken dreams
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COVID-19 and what it means for Fishermans Bend

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By Sean Car

The economic impacts of COVID-19 are being felt far and wide. But for Australia’s largest-ever urban renewal project in Fishermans Bend, the pandemic could prove the major catalyst in determining how the state government’s vision plays out.

Since the state government adopted its recast vision for Fishermans Bend in 2018, physical progress, while prevalent, has been slower than what some had expected given its forecasts of 80,000 new residents and 80,000 new workers by 2050.

While the University of Melbourne’s investment in the Employment Precinct, which will be centred around advanced manufacturing and innovation, has provided cause for optimism, the all-important question around public transport looms large.

Leading up to the outbreak...

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Support arrives for international students

On April 29, the state government announced that international students would receive a relief payment of up to $1100 as part of a $45 million emergency support package in response to COVID-19.
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Changes in the arts: an interview with Claire Spencer

The arts sector could be very different in a post-COVID-19 world. It’s too early to trace the exact contours of that future, but its possibilities are being explored at Arts Centre Melbourne.
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The art of being alone

Artists are spending a lot more time by themselves as Victoria’s State of Emergency continues.
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Impromptu balcony party erupts

Hundreds of Southbank apartment residents broke out into song and dance on Good Friday as locals showed social distancing wouldn’t break their partying spirit.
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Fighting the virus with laughter

We all know that laughter is the best medicine, but can it help us with the COVID-19 virus? According to Australia’s leading laughter expert and Southbanker, Merv Neal, the answer is, “yes!”
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Theft of vintage car

Police are investigating after a vintage vehicle was stolen from a Southbank carpark in March.
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Edition - May 2020

What Australia’s tallest tower means for Southbank

Last month’s approval of developer Beulah International’s project to build Australia’s tallest building in Southbank has generated plenty of enthusiasm from community level right through to government. Southbank News unpacks why.

06 May 2020

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New leaf for Tea House building

Southbank’s historic Robur Tea Building is expected to undergo restoration having been purchased by a new owner in March.

06 May 2020

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A message from the Lord Mayor

As we adjust to a radically different way of life, Melbourne must remain a caring city that lends a helping hand during tough times. We know this is an extremely stressful situation for most people and looking after those most at risk has never been more important.

06 May 2020

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Impromptu balcony party erupts

Hundreds of Southbank apartment residents broke out into song and dance on Good Friday as locals showed social distancing wouldn’t break their partying spirit.

06 May 2020

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Keeping faith in Southbank

Although Southbank’s Arts Precinct is looking like a ghost town, one corner of the community has remained open with a touching message.

06 May 2020

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A local’s shout out

Southbank resident and software entrepreneur Mark Murphy has turned his regular online ticketing service into a social enterprise project to support struggling live music and hospitality venues across Melbourne during COVID-19.

06 May 2020

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Supporting our city businesses

Melbourne businesses are the lifeblood of the city, and the City of Melbourne is offering services to help support businesses affected by COVID-19.

06 May 2020

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Short-stay “apocalypse”

The rental market in Southbank and surrounds is flooded due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic related collapse of the short-stay market, according to real estate agents and short stay operators.

06 May 2020

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Theft of vintage car

Police are investigating after a vintage vehicle was stolen from a Southbank carpark in March.

06 May 2020

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COVID-19 and what it means for Fishermans Bend

The economic impacts of COVID-19 are being felt far and wide. But for Australia’s largest-ever urban renewal project in Fishermans Bend, the pandemic could prove the major catalyst in determining how the state government’s vision plays out.

06 May 2020

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Increase in homeless despite government measures

Despite almost unprecedented expansion of Australia’s welfare system there has been an influx of those in need of homelessness support, according to the Salvation Army.

06 May 2020

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Support arrives for international students

On April 29, the state government announced that international students would receive a relief payment of up to $1100 as part of a $45 million emergency support package in response to COVID-19.

06 May 2020

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Dorcas St development continues

The owner of a Dorcas St office building located near the Melbourne Metro Rail Project’s new ANZAC Station tunnel, has submitted plans for a new mixed-use development in Southbank.

06 May 2020

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Virtual business summit provides important boost

The City of Melbourne’s online virtual business summit on April 16 has provided valuable support to many of the city’s businesses struggling due to the coronavirus.

06 May 2020

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KidsCo wins council grant

The City of Melbourne has awarded the first round of grants as part of its financial support package to help businesses adapt to COVID-19 restrictions.

06 May 2020

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Changes in the arts: an interview with Claire Spencer

The arts sector could be very different in a post-COVID-19 world. It’s too early to trace the exact contours of that future, but its possibilities are being explored at Arts Centre Melbourne.

06 May 2020

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There for you

Cam Dusting is stuck five hours a day behind a desk in Southbank trying to help people through the COVID-19 crisis.

06 May 2020

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City of online literature

The city and surrounds is defined in part by its public libraries, with Melbourne listed as a UNESCO City of Literature. There is something iconic, and unique, about the State Library of Victoria, the City Library and Boyd Community Hub.

06 May 2020

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Fighting the virus with laughter

We all know that laughter is the best medicine, but can it help us with the COVID-19 virus? According to Australia’s leading laughter expert and Southbanker, Merv Neal, the answer is, “yes!”

06 May 2020

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La Camera returns for takeaway

Following the sad news of its temporary closure last month, the family team at La Camera Southgate will reopen for takeaway on June 1.

06 May 2020

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The art of being alone

Artists are spending a lot more time by themselves as Victoria’s State of Emergency continues.

06 May 2020

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Photography in a time of pandemic

Photography has a role to play in our experience of lockdown and isolation.

06 May 2020

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