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

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.


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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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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E-scooter trial extended by six months with private devices also legalised

April 5th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

The state government’s trial of electric scooters has been extended with new rules also allowing younger riders and privately-owned scooters to take part in the divisive scheme. 

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Green tram tracks lack appeal as authorities work to find a solution

September 8th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

A years-long trial to green tram tracks along Southbank Boulevard has been met with criticism as unhealthy-looking plants and bare sections of concrete fall short of community expectations.

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Vocal bike lane critic pushed out of transport role

September 7th, 2022 - David Schout

A councillor who has consistently criticised the City of Melbourne’s bike lane rollout has been replaced in her role as deputy chair of the transport portfolio.

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Community helps shape design of notorious intersection

June 8th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

The Department of Transport (DoT) has held a meeting with Southbank residents in relation to the notorious City Rd-Power St intersection, which is on track to be overhauled in the coming months.

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“The optics have been shocking”: council communication meltdown over bike lanes

June 8th, 2022 - Southbank News

After years of unwavering support for the rollout of protected cycling lanes in the CBD, the City of Melbourne had seemingly got a case of the wobbles. But following its marathon June 7 Future Melbourne Committee meeting, it would appear this wasn’t so much the case.

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E-scooters launch, but not without issues

February 10th, 2022 - David Schout

Hundreds of electric scooters are available to hire across Southbank and its surrounds after Melbourne’s long-awaited hire scheme was launched on February 1.

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E-scooters to drop in city

June 9th, 2021 - David Schout

Melburnians could soon be whizzing around town in electric scooters after the City of Melbourne put its hand up to be part of a state government-led trial.

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South Melbourne Market’s five-year strategy the roadmap to recovery

June 9th, 2021 - Brendan Rees

The City of Port Phillip’s Deputy Mayor says “some very large challenges” lay ahead for the South Melbourne Market as it looks to future-proof the iconic shopping venue in its five-year strategic plan.

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Promenade works must fix cyclist mess: survey

May 6th, 2021 - Southbank News

Southbank Promenade users have told the City of Melbourne it must address pedestrian and cyclist conflict in upcoming improvement works.

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Crown backed down on new taxi system

December 10th, 2020 - David Schout

A new taxi system designed to alleviate late-night traffic chaos on Clarendon St was shut down at the last minute by Crown Casino, according to Southbank Police.

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E-scooting into the oBike void

October 10th, 2018 - David Schout

After Melbourne’s first venture into dockless bicycles proved disastrous, an electric scooter company wants to fill the void.

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Talking transport

October 10th, 2018 - Southbank News

The three major candidates for the state seat of Albert Park answered questions on local transport issues at the Metropolitan Transport Forum for Port Phillip last month.

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Push for Metro 2

September 4th, 2018 - Southbank News

Following the State Government’s pledge to build the Suburban Rail Loop if re-elected in November, the business community is looking for a similar commitment to deliver Metro 2 to Fishermans Bend.

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Oh dear, others on the way?

July 11th, 2018 - David Schout

After much-maligned dockless bicycle company oBike withdrew its Melbourne fleet in June, rival companies are preparing to enter the market.

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