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

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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Fishermans Bend Gymnastics Club calls for permanent home

October 4th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

A petition calling for a long-term home for the popular Fishermans Bend Gymnastics Club (FBGC), which has been “overlooked for too long”, has been tabled with the City of Port Phillip.

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Walking together: migrants, the Uluṟu Statement, and our shared Australian journey

October 4th, 2023 - Jamal Hakim

As a Lebanese Australian and a councillor at the City of Melbourne, I bear witness to the stunning tapestry of cultures that Australia prides itself on. Yet, beneath this rich weave lies a narrative of dispossession, longing, and resilience.

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No sign of when Ingles St tram boom gates will be restored

September 6th, 2023 - Sean Car

A major tram intersection at the edge of the Montague Precinct in Port Melbourne remains without its boom gates while “a comprehensive safety review” is finalised by the Victorian Government.

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Aggressive behaviour on streets prompts concern from resident

September 6th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Reports of a rough sleeper causing a public disturbance near Southbank Promenade has prompted safety concerns from a resident outside their apartment building amid ongoing efforts by authorities to end the housing crisis.

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Bikes worth $14,000 stolen after culprits walk into apartment complex

September 6th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

A Southbank resident has been left seething after brazen thieves stole their electric bicycle worth $3000 and other bikes from a secured bike room within their apartment building.

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Couple make heart-warming gift to the Royal Botanic Gardens

September 6th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

An 87-year-old historian who spent his childhood growing up in the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV) has joined his partner in gifting a redeveloped gate to the iconic destination.

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Struggle to police skies: invasive drones prompt privacy concerns

August 9th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

An increasing presence of drones flying around the Southbank area has left residents feeling on edge, as sightings outside high-rise apartments raise concerns of privacy and safety.

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Preps celebrate 100 days of school

August 9th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Preps at South Melbourne Primary School have celebrated 100 days of schooling with a hive of activity.

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E-scooter rider caught drink-riding

August 9th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Police have put e-scooter riders on notice after a man was caught allegedly drink-riding almost three times over the legal blood alcohol limit in the CBD.

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New park coming to Southbank with funding locked in

August 9th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

A $1.5 million park is set to be created near the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), after the state government committed to funding the project in August.

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Moving on with Montague

Moving on with Montague

June 5th, 2018 - Sean Car
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