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Addressing the sad state of Southbank Promenade

Addressing the sad state of Southbank Promenade

December 5th, 2023 - Jeremy Vincent

This Christmas marks the point when I think we can say that the destructive COVID years are (fingers crossed!) now in the rear vision mirror.


Support for a new app for Southbankers is rising

October 4th, 2023 - Jeremy Vincent

The old saying that you should never waste a crisis was true for the Yarra River Business Association (YRBA) during and after the COVID-19 lockdowns.

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Gone are the days of slow winters in Melbourne

August 9th, 2023 - Jeremy Vincent

What a dynamic winter period we’re having in the Yarra River Precinct. During my 40 years in Melbourne, I cannot remember a winter period so rich in events and special occasions.

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RISING returns

June 7th, 2023 - Jeremy Vincent

Never let it be said that winter is “downtime” in the Yarra River Precinct.

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Southbankers reluctant to speak

April 5th, 2023 - Southbank News

It would seem that Southbankers are tongue-tied when it comes to saying what they want. An online survey designed to improve the range and style of food, beverage and leisure activities on offer to Southbank residents has attracted minimal response in its four months of operation.

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Calling all Southbankers

February 7th, 2023 - Jeremy Vincent

Do you know how highly Melbourne ranks in awareness and appeal around the globe?

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The buzz is back in Southbank and South Wharf

December 7th, 2022 - Jeremy Vincent

You may have noticed that Southbank’s promenade and commercial areas have returned to pre-COVID activity level and, indeed, Friday and Saturday night activity even exceeds that recorded in 2019.

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Spring marks positive turn for business

September 7th, 2022 - Jeremy Vincent

It’s always with excitement that our business community turns over the calendar to the month of September.

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Life is returning to our precinct

March 9th, 2022 - Jeremy Vincent

It’s encouraging to see the steadily increasing foot traffic on Southbank and Crown Promenades, and while it may not mean commensurate increases in sales for our businesses, at least it shows growing public confidence to get out and about.

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Transforming our Yarra into an inspiring world waterfront

August 5th, 2021 - Jeremy Vincent

What a rollercoaster ride it has been for business and looks like being on for some time yet, while lockdown is the preferred mechanism until we have achieved sufficient vaccination rates.

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