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Residents' Association

Ending the year on a brighter note
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Business in Southbank

Retailers announced at Melbourne Square
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Owners Corporation Law

Dust continues to settle on the Owners’ Corporation Act (2019) reforms
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Montague Community Alliance

And the beat goes on … (or the construction)
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Aboriginal Melbourne

The Koorie Heritage Trust: An interview with Tom Mosby
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Chinese

河滨公园大受欢迎 开发项目仍存忧虑
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Metro Tunnel

Metro Tunnel mega machine sets course for State Library
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Owners' Corporation Management

Why it pays to be neighbourly in a strata building
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Federal Politics

Why Magnitsky Act is important for Australia
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We Live Here

Short-stays exploit family violence loophole
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Southbanker

Southbank’s almost-elected Liberal Democrat
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Port Places

Fishermans Bend: the first quarter 2019
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Housing

Government needs to invest in housing now
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History

Southbank and the Olympic Games
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Safety and Security

Police Station back open!
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Health and Wellbeing

Passive-aggressive behaviour
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Skypad Living

Skilling owners’ corporations
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Pets Corner

Spoiling princess Chloe
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Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
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Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
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Letters

What’s behind the lights?
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Edition - November 2020

Southbank Boulevard: the failed anatomy of Melbourne’s most expensive park

When a local resident cited the figure “$44 million” at a June 29, 2020 council meeting considering the City of Melbourne’s annual plan and budget, it put what has become Melbourne’s most expensive park at Southbank Boulevard into stark context.

11 Nov 2020

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Building boom brought into sharp focus for Montague residents

Residents of a Montague apartment building have complained about being encircled by construction sites without warning. They said incursions into their lives caused by the precinct’s construction boom were unacceptable.

11 Nov 2020

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What next for Crown’s One Queensbridge site?

After a tumultuous 2020 has seen profits plummet and damning revelations exposed, Crown Resorts’ plans for the former One Queensbridge site have been thrown further into doubt amid circulating rumours of plans to sell the site.

11 Nov 2020

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Sally Capp is back as Lord Mayor

Incumbent Lord Mayor Sally Capp has been returned to the city’s top job by voters for her first full term on council following the City of Melbourne local government elections on October 24.

11 Nov 2020

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FOMO: council activation revealed

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)”.

11 Nov 2020

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That’s freedom! Changing the way we dine

Southbankers will be looking forward to a summer of alfresco dining as part of the City of Melbourne’s plan to wake the area from a COVID-19 slumber.

11 Nov 2020

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Big tick for Promenade park, but development concerns remain

While plans for a new 30-storey Riverside Quay development include a large public park along Southbank Promenade, Eureka Tower residents have expressed concern about overshadowing.

11 Nov 2020

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Movement for two major Queensbridge St sites

Permitted plans for a major development on Queensbridge St have been scrapped, with a new owner undertaking a redesign of the key site, while another site with an approved permit has been put on the market.

11 Nov 2020

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Residents still concerned about short-stay

When Melbourne, and then Victoria, re-entered lockdown in July and August, some residents hoped that short-stay operators had been put out of business for at least the medium term, if not for good.

11 Nov 2020

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Retail reopens ahead of Christmas trading

Southbank retailers finally got their wish in late October as Premier Daniel Andrews gave the green light to reopen two months out from Christmas.

11 Nov 2020

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Recycling revamp sees great results

A Southbank local’s initiative to revamp her building’s recycling area, with lights, signs and common sense, has had hugely successful results.

11 Nov 2020

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Arts Precinct to benefit from $17.2 million “summer package”

After many months of harsh lockdowns, Southbank’s Arts Precinct is set to burst back to life in summer with the help of a $17.2 million state government package.

11 Nov 2020

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Reloading Loaded

It’s some time in the ‘90s. MP4s haven’t been invented. Disco music and speed are popular. A 19-year-old Greek boy heads off for a night on the town. He refuses to be “white”. He wants to be a “wog”.

11 Nov 2020

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Getting ready for audiences

Despite the fact that all of Southbank’s art and theatre venues will remain officially closed during November, small impromptu performances have begun to liven up the Arts Precinct.

11 Nov 2020

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Good coffee, made right

Tired of their experiences in the hospitality industry where bosses cut corners to make profits at the expense of their staff and customers, James Pettenon, better known as “Chooka”, and Fintan Redmond decided they could do better.

11 Nov 2020

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