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Residents' Association

Secret council business
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Business in Southbank

October in-room auction success
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St Johns Southgate

Vulnerability, conversation and meaning
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Owners Corporation Law

Hats off to you, Premier, but remember, we’ll all be watching …
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Metro Tunnel

Next phase underway at Anzac Station
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Federal Politics

Why Magnitsky Act is important for Australia
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We Live Here

Proposed changes to the Owners’ Corporation Act
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Southbanker

Watching work come to life
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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

Computers come to Southbank
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Safety and Security

Safety and Security Day
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Southbank Sustainability Group

Waste and creative ways to reduce it
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Health and Wellbeing

Toxic relationships continued …
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Skypad Living

Neighbourhood Watch for vertical villages
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Pets Corner

Keeping cool on the riverside
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Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
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Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
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Letters

City Rd death trap
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Cladding Bill

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The state government passed a Bill last month providing it with greater powers to chase “dodgy” builders for combustible cladding.

The Building Amendment (Cladding Rectification) Bill 2019 includes a provision to allow the State to pursue litigation in cases where it pays for rectification costs.

It said any financial returns would be reinvested into the $600 million cladding rectification program, administered by Cladding Safety Victoria.

The legislation also introduced the building levy announced in July, which will be used to fund $300 million of the program – a move questioned by the Property Council of Victoria in light of a slowing economy. The levy applies to new permits for multi-storey buildings valued at more than $800,000.

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Tram accident

A man in a wheelchair collided with a tram at the pedestrian crossing on the corner of Clarendon St and South Wharf Promenade on November 1.
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Value your own creation

A beautiful girl looks in a golden mirror and what does she see? Staring back at her is a paradox. The reflection in the mirror is not only sorrowful but has her eyes closed.
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A walk in the park

City of Melbourne transport and parking officer Ross Goddard led residents for a brief walking tour through council’s proposed changes to car parking and bicycle lanes along Balston and Kavanagh streets last month.
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Waterfront woes deepen

The developer on the receiving end of an online petition relating to his property at 1-7 Waterfront Place in Beacon Cove has described the treatment against him as an “absolute disgrace.”
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Local beauty salon rehomed

Natasha Smits bought her business 10 years ago. It had already run as a beauty clinic in Southbank for 17 years.
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Plans submitted for Boyd site

Developer PDG Corporation lodged a planning permit last month for the long-awaited mixed-use development at the rear of Boyd Community Hub.
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Edition - November 2019

Councillors reject move to secrecy

The City of Melbourne has delayed a proposal to move its biggest business deals behind closed doors after a report from management was met with scepticism from councillors.

06 Nov 2019

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Plans submitted for Boyd site

Developer PDG Corporation lodged a planning permit last month for the long-awaited mixed-use development at the rear of Boyd Community Hub.

06 Nov 2019

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Southbank’s green voice recognised

The Southbank Sustainability Group (SSG) has been selected as one of three finalists under the environment category vying for the City of Melbourne’s prestigious 2019 Melbourne Awards this month.

06 Nov 2019

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Cladding Bill

The state government passed a Bill last month providing it with greater powers to chase “dodgy” builders for combustible cladding.

06 Nov 2019

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Waterfront woes deepen

The developer on the receiving end of an online petition relating to his property at 1-7 Waterfront Place in Beacon Cove has described the treatment against him as an “absolute disgrace.”

06 Nov 2019

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Local beauty salon rehomed

Natasha Smits bought her business 10 years ago. It had already run as a beauty clinic in Southbank for 17 years.

06 Nov 2019

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Towards zero-waste events

The City of Melbourne is calling on the community to support its mission to make all of its events environmentally friendly.

06 Nov 2019

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2020 council elections – who is coming and who is going?

With the 2020 City of Melbourne elections now due in less than a year, it’s a reasonable question to ask: which of the current 11 councillors are running again?

06 Nov 2019

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A snapshot of new Fishermans Bend campus

The University of Melbourne has released the first artist’s impressions of its future two-billion-dollar university campus in Fishermans Bend.

06 Nov 2019

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Nuclear motion raises eyebrows

The City of Port Phillip took its political voice to new heights last month after passing a motion in support of the prohibition of nuclear weapons.

06 Nov 2019

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Phoenix activity on notice

The state government has delivered greater protections for building and apartment owners under sweeping new changes introduced into parliament last month.

06 Nov 2019

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Rewarding sustainability

South Melbourne Primary School in Southbank is set to purchase six solar composters from the City of Port Phillip after winning a Nude Food grant last month.

06 Nov 2019

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A walk in the park

City of Melbourne transport and parking officer Ross Goddard led residents for a brief walking tour through council’s proposed changes to car parking and bicycle lanes along Balston and Kavanagh streets last month.

06 Nov 2019

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Road changes finalised

The City of Port Phillip is moving ahead with formally discontinuing roads surrounding Kirrip Park and South Melbourne Primary School in the Montague Precinct.

06 Nov 2019

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Resistance to Domain plan continues

Community concern regarding the Domain Precinct masterplan has continued after the City of Port Phillip adopted a version amended as a result of community pressure.

06 Nov 2019

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Council’s charged debate on child abuse in places of worship

The City of Melbourne passed a motion last month regarding the safety of children following a charged debate in response to comments by the archbishop of Melbourne that he would not comply with new mandatory reporting laws.

06 Nov 2019

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Extending the free tram zone: Good move or bad?

As state parliament considers the merit of extending the free tram zone, it appears people are split on whether free rides should extend beyond the CBD.

06 Nov 2019

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Concrete explosion

Four men were injured and a vehicle badly damaged following an explosion at the Australia 108 worksite last month.

06 Nov 2019

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Tram accident

A man in a wheelchair collided with a tram at the pedestrian crossing on the corner of Clarendon St and South Wharf Promenade on November 1.

06 Nov 2019

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Shelter turns one

A Melbourne first pop-up shelter for homeless women, Lake House, turned one last month with the release of a report on the statistics of care.

06 Nov 2019

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Old thoughts in a pop-up shoe box

Arts Centre Melbourne has come up with an innovative way of winning people over to pathos.

06 Nov 2019

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Between Appearances at Buxton

Between appearances: the art of Louise Weaver explores the multidisciplinary practice of the internationally featured Australian contemporary artist.

06 Nov 2019

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Ragtime’s Australian premiere

E.L. Doctorow named his 1975 novel Ragtime, after a style of music that emerged from African American communities at the end of the 19th century.

06 Nov 2019

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Value your own creation

A beautiful girl looks in a golden mirror and what does she see? Staring back at her is a paradox. The reflection in the mirror is not only sorrowful but has her eyes closed.

06 Nov 2019

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Journey of discovery

Sally Thomas’ journey from outback jillaroo to award-winning photographer has taken her along dusty country roads.

06 Nov 2019

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