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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.

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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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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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