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Residents' Association

An election is upon us …
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Business in Southbank

Sell now or wait? COVID-19 – supply and demand imbalance
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St Johns Southgate

“You’re on mute!”
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Owners Corporation Law

The future of apartment living - post COVID-19
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Montague Community Alliance

Voting creates your future …
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绿党承诺建高架公园
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Metro Tunnel reaches halfway milestone
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Owners' Corporation Management

Why it pays to be neighbourly in a strata building
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Federal Politics

Why Magnitsky Act is important for Australia
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We Live Here

Short-stays will endanger COVID recovery
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Southbanker

A Green-minded Southbanker
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Port Places

Fishermans Bend: the first quarter 2019
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Housing

Housing vulnerable Australians means making tough choices
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History

Dancing at the Troc!
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Safety and Security

Bicycle security and safety
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Southbank Sustainability Group

Something extra to be happy about
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Health and Wellbeing

Gaslighting in relationships
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Skypad Living

Making residential living a council election priority
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Pets Corner

Spoiling princess Chloe
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Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
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Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
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Letters

What’s behind the lights?
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Hotel’s heritage protection a headache for Crown

Hotel’s heritage protection a headache for Crown Image

By David Schout

A host of historic Southbank buildings, including the Queens Bridge Hotel, have been given the seal of approval for heritage protection.

In September, a planning panel report was handed down that supported the call to protect the former hotel, plus other local sites including the Castlemaine Brewery complex and the Robur Tea House.

The move to provide a heritage overlay to 1-7 Queensbridge St (subject to council approval) however is likely to further frustrate Crown Resorts, which until last year had planned to build Australia’s tallest tower at the site.

After Crown’s planning permit expired and Minister for Planning Richard Wynne denied an extension, plans have remained up in the air.

Now, the granting of heritage protection will...

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Show me grace

Kate Daw passed away of breast cancer last month. She was the head of art at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).
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Montague is about to transform

The Montague precinct of Fishermans Bend has had a mammoth amount of development moving through its pipeline, and it’s recently begun to speed up.
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A Green pledge for park over CityLink

Illusive plans for a 2.5-hectare elevated park linking the two halves of Southbank over CityLink would be kickstarted under an elected Greens leadership team at the upcoming City of Melbourne council elections.
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Another Southbanker runs for local council

Dandenong City Council project manager and Southbank resident Samantha Tran has nominated as a councillor in the City of Melbourne council elections.
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Council elections … here we go! All you need to know ... Image

Council elections … here we go! All you need to know ...

With candidate preferences submitted and ballot packs already being mailed out, voters can now meet the full field that’s in front of them ahead of the council elections on October 24.
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Southbank’s new streets

Melbourne Square has further cemented its position as a new mini suburb within Southbank through the creation of two of its own new streets.
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Edition - October 2020

A Green pledge for park over CityLink

Illusive plans for a 2.5-hectare elevated park linking the two halves of Southbank over CityLink would be kickstarted under an elected Greens leadership team at the upcoming City of Melbourne council elections.

06 Oct 2020

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Boyd building proposal reignites local anger

While the submission of a planning application last month for a 42-storey development at the western edge of Boyd Park has been expected for some time, it has renewed some fierce opposition within the local community.

06 Oct 2020

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Southbank Community Hub reconnects local with her scooter

An online community established by Southbank News dedicated to Southbankers wishing to connect via Facebook, has helped one local reclaim her stolen scooter last month.

06 Oct 2020

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Hotel’s heritage protection a headache for Crown

A host of historic Southbank buildings, including the Queens Bridge Hotel, have been given the seal of approval for heritage protection.

06 Oct 2020

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Southbank’s new streets

Melbourne Square has further cemented its position as a new mini suburb within Southbank through the creation of two of its own new streets.

06 Oct 2020

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Another Southbanker runs for local council

Dandenong City Council project manager and Southbank resident Samantha Tran has nominated as a councillor in the City of Melbourne council elections.

06 Oct 2020

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City bears brunt of COVID pain

Inner Melbourne has suffered the worst economic hit from COVID-19 within Australia as a result of restrictions, according to research commissioned by the City of Melbourne.

06 Oct 2020

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Seeking answers on birdlife in Southbank

Many people love bird watching and locals around Sturt St often look across at the leafy sculptured forms of the Habitat Filter opposite the arts precinct hoping for some action.

06 Oct 2020

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Capp pledges “Community Assist”

Local residents and businesses will be able to nominate safety-related issues to be fixed by the City of Melbourne, if Sally Capp is re-elected as Lord Mayor.

06 Oct 2020

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Arts Centre veteran leads the YRBA

Newly-appointed president of the Yarra River Business Association (YRBA) and executive officer of Arts Centre Melbourne Jeremy Vincent is looking forward to bringing a cultural edge to our precinct’s economic rebuild amid COVID-19.

06 Oct 2020

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Montague is about to transform

The Montague precinct of Fishermans Bend has had a mammoth amount of development moving through its pipeline, and it’s recently begun to speed up.

06 Oct 2020

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Seafarers project moving ahead

The state government has given final endorsement to Riverlee’s $500 million Seafarer project at North Wharf.

06 Oct 2020

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Setting the standard for a future in high-rise

The developer of Southbank by Beulah (SBB), set to become Australia’s tallest building, has said its project would set a new design precedent for high-rise development for Southbank well into the future.

06 Oct 2020

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Another setback for South Wharf

The streets have been deserted for so long that it was a shock to the proprietor of the Urban Hub Foodstore to find 30 police cars on his doorstep at 7am this month.

06 Oct 2020

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Outdoor dining returns to Southbank

Southbank Promenade and Riverside Quay will feature as two of Melbourne’s key outdoor dining precincts under a council plan to bring visitors back into the city.

06 Oct 2020

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Rare lily flourishing near the NGV

We are now in the second half of the Kulin Nation tadpole season and the local Southbank grasses are flowering.

06 Oct 2020

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Council elections … here we go! All you need to know ...

With candidate preferences submitted and ballot packs already being mailed out, voters can now meet the full field that’s in front of them ahead of the council elections on October 24.

06 Oct 2020

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Susan Riley calls time on council

After a decorated 15 years on council, which included being the first woman to ever be elected Deputy Lord Mayor of Melbourne, the much-loved Susan Riley has said farewell to Town Hall ahead of the October 24 elections.

06 Oct 2020

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At look at elections in the Gateway Ward

While most of our readers are impacted by the City of Melbourne’s council elections, those who live and work in the Montague Precinct and its surrounds, will be paying closer attention to the elections in the City of Port Phillip (CoPP) on October 24.

06 Oct 2020

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ACCA innovates with an online gallery

Although the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) is physically closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, the art has been taken online with exhibitions and artist talks.

06 Oct 2020

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Show me grace

Kate Daw passed away of breast cancer last month. She was the head of art at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).

06 Oct 2020

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There’s more to life than work

How great it is to be a fiction writer.

06 Oct 2020

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A semester to remember

As Melbourne entered its second lockdown in July, Stephanie Rose-Wood started a new position at the Photography Studies College (PSC), and it turned out to be one of her most rewarding teaching experiences yet.

06 Oct 2020

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