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Southbank man fined for noisy vehicle

Southbank man fined for noisy vehicle

June 18th, 2024 - Sean Car

A Southbank man has pleaded guilty in the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court for failing to produce a certificate to the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to show his car had passed a noise compliance test.

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“Shorter but wider”: council opposes Power St plans

May 6th, 2021 - Sean Car

A development application for one of the last remaining blocks in Southbank has been denied the support of the City of Melbourne due largely to its proposed five-metre setbacks from neighbouring Prima Pearl.

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Council starts cleaning blitz to remove graffiti

February 11th, 2021 - Katie Johnson

Unsightly graffiti and tagging in Southbank will be removed from shopfronts, bridges and building facades under a new City of Melbourne initiative.

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Councils polarised on housing

December 10th, 2020 - Southbank News

The City of Melbourne has sought to lift its affordable housing benchmark while neighbouring councils moved in an opposite direction following the state government’s announcement of a $5.3 billion social housing program.

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Should council step in to regulate short-stay operators?

December 10th, 2020 - Southbank News

With the majority of the City of Melbourne’s (CoM) 180,000 residents living in apartments, residents’ groups across the city are proposing that the council forms a dedicated unit focused on the needs of apartment-dwellers.

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Council U-turn on cars

December 10th, 2020 - David Schout

The City of Melbourne is encouraging motorists back to the inner city during the Christmas period by offering free on-street parking, despite existing policy that seeks to turn cars away in favour of pedestrians and cyclists.

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FOMO: council activation revealed

November 11th, 2020 - Sean Car

As Victoria slowly emerges from lockdowns, the City of Melbourne will soon look to attract visitors back to the CBD and its much-loved venues, restaurants and public spaces with a “big old dose of FOMO (fear of missing out)”.

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Council elections … here we go! All you need to know ...

October 7th, 2020 - Southbank News

With candidate preferences submitted and ballot packs already being mailed out, voters can now meet the full field that’s in front of them ahead of the council elections on October 24.

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“Exceptional” office building approved

July 11th, 2019 - David Schout

City of Port Phillip councillors have given the green light to a seven-storey commercial development on the corner of City Rd and Ferrars St, despite the matter being referred to Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

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VCAT battle over open space

April 10th, 2019 - Southbank News

Developer OSK Property is taking the City of Melbourne to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) over a dispute regarding open space contributions for its new Kavanagh St park.

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Foster to plead guilty

March 8th, 2018 - Sean Car

Former councillor Richard Foster is to plead guilty to electoral fraud charges relating to the 2016 City of Melbourne election.

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Council reopens Boyd tender

October 13th, 2017 - Southbank News

The City of Melbourne officially put the site behind the Boyd Community Hub back on the open market last month, with submissions open to developers until October 19.

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VEC orders the removal of Cr Caiafa

March 10th, 2017 - Southbank News

In an unprecedented move, the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) has actively sought the removal of sitting Councillor Michael Caiafa from Melbourne City Council.

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Restoring faith in council

December 8th, 2016 - Sean Car

New Greens councillor for the Gateway Ward of the City of Port Phillip Ogy Simic says he wants to re-engage the community with its local council.

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Industrial action at council looming

August 12th, 2016 - Southbank News

City of Melbourne (CoM) employees are gearing up for industrial action following the breakdown in enterprise agreement negotiations.

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A “gross overdevelopment”

April 8th, 2016 - Southbank News

City of Melbourne councillors lined up to express their frustration last month after they had no other choice but to approve a 20-storey development on Wells Place in Southbank.

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Restoring faith in council

Restoring faith in council

December 8th, 2016 - Sean Car
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