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“Lives will continue to be lost”: lobby group calls for safe injecting room in City of Port Phillip

“Lives will continue to be lost”: lobby group calls for safe injecting room in City of Port Phillip

June 4th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

A lobby group advocating for a safe injecting room in the CBD has shifted its focus to the City of Port Phillip after facing resistance from the state government.


Southbank dads empowered by innovative Dadfit program

May 8th, 2024 - Georgie Atkins

On a mission to “make dadding a team sport”, Dadfit’s five-week program kicked off in Southbank on May 6 at Boyd Community Hub.

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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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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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The free service reducing the stigma of managing periods

January 13th, 2023 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

The City of Melbourne has extended its free period care pilot program until June 30, after it was successfully launched in September 2021.

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Exercising your options 

September 7th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

Some high-rise residents have decided not to return to gyms because of concerns about viral infections. 

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Council backs “BINS4Blokes” men’s health campaign

June 8th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

An initiative to install incontinence product disposal bins in men’s public toilet facilities across the municipality will be piloted by the City of Melbourne – the first capital city council to adopt such a campaign.

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Labor pledges to open a South Melbourne Headspace facility

May 11th, 2022 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

As the Australian federal election approaches, Labor is promising to deliver on providing a new Headspace facility in South Melbourne if elected.

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Harvest cladding works underway

October 6th, 2021 - David Schout

Rectification works are underway at one of Melbourne’s most dangerous buildings containing flammable cladding.

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COVID road map offers “glimmer of hope” as traders gear up to reopen

October 6th, 2021 - Southbank News

Traders in Southbank have expressed relief for Victoria’s COVID road map, but many are holding their breath as to whether the city will reopen in late October.

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South Melbourne Market welcomes back visitors after COVID scare

August 5th, 2021 - Southbank News

South Melbourne Market has welcomed back all its non-food traders and visitors after the state was freed from last month’s lockdown.

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Arts precinct bouncing back after another lockdown blow

August 5th, 2021 - Katie Johnson

As Melbourne shakes itself off from the fifth lockdown, the Arts Precinct is attempting to recover from yet another blow.

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Lockdown hits business recovery

July 8th, 2021 - Brendan Rees

Southbank traders have been dealt a “major psychological blow” after enduring its fourth lockdown, with many saying the road to recovery had been slow and frustrating.

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Vaccine rollout expands at South Wharf hub

May 6th, 2021 - David Schout

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expanded in late April at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), one of three “high volume” vaccination centres in Victoria.

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Casualties of the pandemic

May 6th, 2021 - Southbank News

Bikes are huddled together in clumps; the food court is half empty and locals are complaining about congestion.

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The light at the end of lockdown

April 7th, 2021 - Katie Johnson

Following a difficult 2020, Photography Studies College (PSC) graduate Elli Bardas decided to celebrate the resilience of the human spirit through her colourful, three-dimensional portraits.

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Is this the new way to store bikes in the city?

March 10th, 2021 - David Schout

You might have seen them abroad in cycle-friendly European cities, but could multi-storey bike parking towers be making their way to Melbourne?

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Development in Montague “powering on”

March 10th, 2021 - Katie Johnson

The Montague precinct of Fishermans Bend is already a hub of development, with multiple high-rises being constructed around the suburb.

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VIRID vertical gardens brings nature indoors

March 10th, 2021 - Katie Johnson

As apartments get taller and living spaces become more compact, city-dwellers are looking for ways to bring a slice of the outdoors into their homes.

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