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Business in Southbank

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St Johns Southgate

Call the midwives!
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Owners Corporation Law

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Montague Community Alliance

April showers are not coming our way
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Global search begins for Metro Tunnel artworks
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Federal Politics

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Owners’ corporation law – time’s up
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We are leaving an intergenerational time bomb for our children
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Under the mound
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Thanks for your warm Southbank welcome
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Yarra River Business Association

A constantly changing market
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Southbank Sustainability Group

Planting the new and maintaining the old
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Health and Wellbeing

The science of compassion
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Skypad Living

Future-proofing vertical villages
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Pets Corner

Training a therapy dog
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Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
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Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
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Tram shame
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Crime rate at an all-time high

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By Shilan Pan

The Southbank crime rate increased to a new high last year.

The rate has almost doubled since 2009, according to Crime Statistic Agency (CSA) figures.

Some 2643 crimes were reported in Southbank in 2018 –slightly up from 2569 in 2017. In 2009, 1369 crimes were reported.

Among all the categories, the number of “crimes against the person” rose to 498 in 2018 from 367 in 2017.

The number of “justice procedures offences” (97 up to 107), and “other offences” (12 up to 31) has slightly increased.

Though crime rate in the Southbank has been increasing, not all categories were up. “Property and deception offences”(1653 down to 1601), “drug offences” (135 down to 133), and “public order and security offences” (323 down to 263) are trending...

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Calls for climate action

Climate change is at the top of a list of issues the City of Melbourne will present to the major parties contesting the up-coming federal election.
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Connection to culture

Martika Shakoor connects with her culture through her photography.
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A more accessible Arts Centre

Southbank’s Arts Precinct has recently become home to the latest Changing Places facility located at Hamer Hall in Arts Centre Melbourne.
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Students move in!

More than 1000 students and staff moved into the new state-of-the-art Ian Potter Southbank Centre last month, home to the new Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
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Erections!

Now that we have your attention, there is a new exhibition currently taking place at a Southbank gallery, which explores man’s love of high-rise.
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Friends to local felines

“The naming of cats is a difficult matter” T.S. Eliot said, but choosing the business name A Cat Above for their cat-minding business was easy for Southbank residents Paula and Craig Scher, as most of their clients and their feline friends live in high-rise buildings.
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