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Business in Southbank

Celebrate Christmas at Eureka 89
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Owners Corporation Law

Embedded electricity networks are ripping off consumers
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Metro Tunnel

New road alignment on St Kilda Rd
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Federal Politics

Why Magnitsky Act is important for Australia
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We Live Here

Short-stay violence spurs action
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Southbanker

“An animal out of control”
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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

Melbourne goes wild about Harry!
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Safety and Security Day
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Southbank Sustainability Group

Bringing win after win to Southbank!
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Health and Wellbeing

Attaining (and maintaining) wellness
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Skypad Living

Vertical dwelling is now mainstream
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Pets Corner

The bulldog blogger
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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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Asia TOPA returns!

Asia TOPA returns! Image

By Aphrodite Feros-Fooke

Asia TOPA (Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts) is returning to Melbourne in 2020.

From January to March the festival will present a collection of multi-form artworks from the Asia–Pacific region to Melbourne audiences as well as facilitating intercultural collaborations.

The program includes 54 works spanning music, dance, theatre, contemporary performance, film, digital, visual art and public talks, with 30 of these works newly commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne and Asia TOPA. This is the second iteration of the festival after it was founded in 2017 as a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and the Arts Centre.

Over the three-month festival, works are presented across various local venues including ArtPlay,...

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Never in doubt! Image

Never in doubt!

In what came as no surprise to Southbank Local News, the Southbank Sustainability Group (SSG) claimed top honours in the environment category at the Melbourne Awards last month!
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Falling into flowers

Neen Magro used to be a bookkeeper at a sheet metal company. Now, she photographs flowers underwater for a living.
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Monty strikes again Image

Monty strikes again

The Montague Street Bridge has been hit yet again, bringing the tally to six this year.
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An orchestra and an office building Image

An orchestra and an office building

After losing its Albert Park home in 2016, Orchestra Victoria was without its own concert hall. That was until it found the Joan Hammond Hall inside an old Southbank office building.
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Magic 21 for YRBA

The Yarra River Business Association (YRBA) celebrated its 21st birthday last month with a special luncheon for members at Belgian Beer Café at Riverside Quay.
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Local students introduce NEMRAC Image

Local students introduce NEMRAC

Every student at South Melbourne Primary School (SMPS) in Southbank performed in the NEMRAC production on November 28 as part of a collaborative effort involving everyone from parents to grandparents.
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Edition - December 2019/January 2020

Unpopular plans rear their heads

Two controversial developments in Southbank Village have re-emerged with updated plans for larger towers than what were originally approved.

11 Dec 2019

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Never in doubt!

In what came as no surprise to Southbank Local News, the Southbank Sustainability Group (SSG) claimed top honours in the environment category at the Melbourne Awards last month!

11 Dec 2019

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March launch for Boyd Park

The City of Melbourne has confirmed that the new $3.5 million Boyd Park on Kavanagh and Balston streets will be officially launched with a community event in March.

10 Dec 2019

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“We’ve turned our back for too long” - river strategy released

The city section of the Yarra River would “finally get the attention it deserves” under a 15-year City of Melbourne plan to revitalise the prominent waterway’s banks and promenades.

10 Dec 2019

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Bernadene is back!

Councillor Bernadene Voss is again serving as the Mayor of the City of Port Phillip.

10 Dec 2019

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Wellbeing in a heating city

Melburnians look forward to summer every year, but for some groups within the community high temperatures can pose serious health risks.

10 Dec 2019

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Inside Australia 108

Australia 108 celebrated the external completion of its landmark “starburst” in November while workers constructing the building’s core reached level 100.

10 Dec 2019

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Magic 21 for YRBA

The Yarra River Business Association (YRBA) celebrated its 21st birthday last month with a special luncheon for members at Belgian Beer Café at Riverside Quay.

10 Dec 2019

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The Ray that keeps giving

Ray White Southbank | Port Phillip is once again teaming up with the Rotary Club of Southbank to support disadvantaged people this this festive season.

10 Dec 2019

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A committee meeting to remember

As the nation collectively groaned over petty partisan finger pointing about bushfires and climate change in recent weeks, there was a political ray of light emanating from the Melbourne Town Hall.

10 Dec 2019

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New planning guidelines endorsed

The City of Melbourne has adopted tighter regulations to improve streetscapes in Southbank and the CBD.

10 Dec 2019

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Exhibition explores Montague’s history

Locals can catch a glimpse of what life was once like for Montague residents at an exhibition at Carlisle Street Arts Space running until late-January 2020.

10 Dec 2019

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Inked in Southbank

There are plenty of hotels around the city centre, but few that are built to make you feel at home. Southbank’s new Ink Hotel is set to shake the scene up.

10 Dec 2019

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Jump Afloat a winner!

Arbory Afloat has been recognised as Melbourne’s premier summer venue after receiving the City of Melbourne’s prestigious Melbourne Award for hospitality.

10 Dec 2019

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An orchestra and an office building

After losing its Albert Park home in 2016, Orchestra Victoria was without its own concert hall. That was until it found the Joan Hammond Hall inside an old Southbank office building.

10 Dec 2019

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Voluntary housing measures have failed

Both the City of Melbourne and the City of Port Phillip have told the state government that voluntary affordable housing measures are ineffective and need revising.

10 Dec 2019

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Local students introduce NEMRAC

Every student at South Melbourne Primary School (SMPS) in Southbank performed in the NEMRAC production on November 28 as part of a collaborative effort involving everyone from parents to grandparents.

10 Dec 2019

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Monty strikes again

The Montague Street Bridge has been hit yet again, bringing the tally to six this year.

10 Dec 2019

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Through the eyes of art

The Shrine of Remembrance is turning towards art in a bid to connect with its audience and to promote fresh ideas on the nature of war and its aftermath.

10 Dec 2019

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Midsumma Festival

Midsumma Festival, Australia’s premier 22-day queer arts experience celebrating LGBTQIA+ journeys and communities will kick off in January.

10 Dec 2019

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Feedback Loops

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) is opening its summer season exhibition Feedback Loops in December and will exhibit until March 22.

10 Dec 2019

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Asia TOPA returns!

Asia TOPA (Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts) is returning to Melbourne in 2020.

10 Dec 2019

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Falling into flowers

Neen Magro used to be a bookkeeper at a sheet metal company. Now, she photographs flowers underwater for a living.

10 Dec 2019

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Crossing Haring and Basquiat

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is host to the world premiere exhibition Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines over summer.

10 Dec 2019

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A mantra for our times

The chill factor won out in the great, rambunctious event that signalled the end of the art year for 164 students last month at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).

10 Dec 2019

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