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Australia Day award for Father Bob Maguire Foundation CEO

Australia Day award for Father Bob Maguire Foundation CEO

February 7th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

CEO of the Father Bob Maguire Foundation Paul Brophy has been awarded in the 2024 Australia Day honours.

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Preps celebrate first day at South Melbourne Primary School

February 7th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

There was a mix of excitement and nervousness as little Preps embarked on their first day of education at South Melbourne Primary School.

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Mr Summit café goes global after Redfoo drops into town

February 7th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

Word of Southbank’s Mr Summit café has taken off around the world after Redfoo, the popular American artist, helped to launch the café’s newest toastie creation in a video.

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Small fire breaks out at Melbourne Theatre Company

December 21st, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Firefighters have extinguished a small fire that broke out in a fan/plant room at the Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) on December 14.

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E-scooter fire at Southbank apartment complex

December 21st, 2023 - Brendan Rees

A man has been taken to hospital after an electric scooter caught fire at an apartment complex in Southbank, causing dozens of residents to be evacuated.

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Southbank’s inaugural Re-love Festival proves a hit with locals and visitors

December 5th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Southbank’s first pre-loved market has been hailed a resounding success with a range of stalls and activities bringing the community together.

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Southbank man with OMCG links charged with drug offences

December 5th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

A Southbank man has been arrested after a Victoria Police Taskforce conducted several firearm prohibition order checks on outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) members.

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Mo doubt about it: Ray White Southbank raises funds for men’s health

December 5th, 2023 - Jack Hayes

There were thick mos, there were thin mos, there were handle-bars, and there were beards.

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Council pledges to find a home for the Fishermen’s Bend Gymnastics Club

December 5th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

The City of Port Phillip has thrown its support behind the Fishermen’s Bend Gymnastics Club (FBGC), saying it will embark on a wide-ranging search to find its members a permanent home.

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New-look outdoor stage returns for summer at the Malthouse Theatre

December 5th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

A reinvigorated outdoor stage at the Malthouse Theatre is set to enthral audiences when the popular live entertainment experience returns in February with a line-up of stellar acts.

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A sit-down with Anthea Loucas Bosha: CEO of Food and Wine Victoria

November 7th, 2023 - Jack Hayes

The role of CEO of Food and Wine Victoria – the overarching body responsible for the celebrated Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (MFWF) and Drink Victorian, among other events and projects – may sound like the perfect job. And, for Anthea Loucas Bosha, it is.

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Southbank Police Station to reduce reception hours amid residents’ crime concerns

November 7th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Victoria Police will temporarily reduce the reception hours at Southbank Police Station in the coming months with resources to be redirected towards conducting community patrols.

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Emily selected as ambassador for World Teachers’ Day

November 7th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

South Melbourne Primary School’s dedicated and passionate educator Emily West says being chosen as an ambassador for World Teachers’ Day was an “honour and a privilege”.

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Ray White gets behind Movember

November 7th, 2023 - Jack Hayes

Some call it a caterpillar, others a cookie duster, and it has even been referred to as a lip toupee … you’ll probably call it a moustache, and this Movember, local real estate agents, Ray White Southbank, are growing theirs to raise funds for men’s mental and physical health.

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A glittery, sequin-y New Year’s Eve planned for Melbourne

November 7th, 2023 - Jack Hayes

The City of Melbourne is digging into the Priscilla: Queen of the Desert playbook for New Year’s Eve 2023, promising a celebration like “no other” filled with glitz, glam and … sequins.

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New partnership boosts cancer support services

November 7th, 2023 - Afraa Kori

Young people impacted by cancer can expect a brighter future thanks to a new partnership between Southbank’s Langham Hotel and My Room Children’s Cancer Charity.

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Southbank set to host its first festival event of pre-loved treasures

October 4th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Excitement is building in Southbank as the community prepares to host its first-ever festival at the Boyd Community Hub when it is transformed into a bustling market this spring.

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New speed sensor installed at Southbank Promenade

October 4th, 2023 - Edmund Coleman

An AI driven sensor, installed by the City of Melbourne, has given unprecedented statistical insight into traffic patterns on Southbank Promenade.

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Measles exposure site at Woolworths Melbourne Square

October 4th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

A “high alert” has been issued after a measles case was detected in a returned overseas traveller who visited a Southbank supermarket on September 20.   

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Acrobats take over!

October 4th, 2023 - Southbank News

An extraordinary outdoor circus, a vibrant pop-up festival precinct and a celebration of lights illuminating Melbourne after dark are among the latest events being supported by the City of Melbourne to boost evening trade for businesses this October.

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