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Couple make heart-warming gift to the Royal Botanic Gardens

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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Two men charged after Porsche and luxury items found

August 9th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Two Southbank men are among nine people charged after $750,000 in cash, drugs, and swords were seized in police raids following an alleged drug ring investigation.

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E-scooters and the City of Melbourne

August 9th, 2023 - Southbank News

So, where do we currently stand on the use of e-scooters in our city?

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Two teens arrested after fire engulfs factory

July 12th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Two teenagers have been arrested following a dramatic blaze that engulfed an abandoned factory in Southbank on July 6.

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Calls grow to ban motorbikes parking on footpaths

July 5th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Residents have voiced concerns about the recurring issue of motorbikes parking on footpaths and often blocking entrance doors along City Rd and other neighbouring streets. 

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Lord Mayor calls for safer e-scooter use as operators face ban if they “can’t meet minimum standards”  

July 5th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

E-scooter operators could lose their licence “if they can’t meet minimum standards around safety”, City of Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp has warned. 

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Rotarian humbled by prestigious award 

July 5th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Rotary Club of Southbank member, Peter Lewis, who has consistently demonstrated his passion for helping others, has been recognised with a King’s Birthday honour.

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Teenager arrested after crashing an allegedly stolen car in Southbank

July 5th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

A teenage girl behind the wheel of an allegedly stolen car has been arrested after slamming her car into another at a notorious Southbank intersection on Tuesday, June 27. 

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At last: City Rd - Power St intersection upgrade complete

June 7th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Following years of community campaigning, a major safety upgrade of the dangerous City Rd-Power St intersection has been completed.

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Residents fed up with “hoon playground” at ACCA forecourt

June 7th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Residents and authorities have condemned reckless hoons who have been tearing up a forecourt at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), as well as a neighbouring park.

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Petition launched to make exiting onto Montague St safer

June 7th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Residents of a Southbank apartment building have lodged a petition to have “keep clear” signs installed on Montague St, which they say has become “incredibly dangerous” because of its exiting conditions.

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Puppy dies after suspected of eating poisonous mushroom

June 7th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

A Southbank woman has been left heartbroken after her beloved one-year-old Cavalier King Charles died after being suspected of eating a poisonous mushroom.

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Have you had your flu shot yet?

June 7th, 2023 - Southbank News

Southbank residents: as the flu season approaches MyClinic Southbank want to ensure the health and wellbeing of our valued residents.

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A tap to each household

June 6th, 2023 - Rhonda Dredge

The small town of Pignon is now a household name in Haiti thanks to a water program backed by Rotary.

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Residents feel financial pain as interest rate rises add stress to households

May 10th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Southbank residents are weathering a storm of continuing interest rate rises, with many saying the cost of living was not getting any easier.

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Crown fined $30 million over “undocumented” bank cheque practice

May 10th, 2023 - Rafael Gerster

Crown Casino has been handed a $30 million fine after Victoria’s gambling watchdog investigated undocumented bank cheque practices.

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Merry Christmas from Southbank Local News!

Merry Christmas from Southbank Local News!

December 10th, 2013 - Southbank News
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