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Residents' Association

Congratulations, Southbank News
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Business in Southbank

Familiar faces doing things differently at Southgate
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St Johns Southgate

Affirmation of 100
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Owners Corporation Law

COVID Q&A: Private renovations, cladding rectifications and nuisance from pets
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Montague Community Alliance

What an achievement … 100 editions!
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Chinese

公共艺术还是广告?
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Metro Tunnel

Metro Tunnel marks Parkville milestone
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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

Airbnb CEO “has mucked it all up”
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Southbanker

Dancing against the odds
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Port Places

Fishermans Bend: the first quarter 2019
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Housing

Housing for all makes “good business sense”
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History

Forward Surge
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Safety and Security

Bicycle security and safety
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Health and Wellbeing

Practicing divergent thinking
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Skypad Living

Do COVID-19 clouds have a silver or red lining for vertical villages?
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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 - September 2020

Welcome to our 100th edition

Given the milestone and the journey it’s taken to get here, I thought I could get away with one photo without my mask to celebrate!

09 Sep 2020

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NGV lightboxes: Public art or advertising on heritage-listed land?

A proposed plan to allow The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) to build 29 lightboxes of art on heritage-listed land on St Kilda Rd has caused a stir in the local community.

09 Sep 2020

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Artemis enters the race for council

Southbank resident and renowned leader of the Southbank Sustainability Group (SSG) Artemis Pattichi has thrown her hat into the ring for local council.

09 Sep 2020

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Arron’s in

The City of Melbourne local government elections got interesting on September 6 after Deputy Lord Mayor Arron Wood finally announced that he would be running for the city’s top job ahead of the October 24 postal elections.

09 Sep 2020

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High-rise not told of COVID cases

Central city owners’ corporations (OCs) are on high alert after news that managers at one of Melbourne’s largest high-rise apartment buildings were not informed by health authorities that residents had tested positive to COVID-19.

09 Sep 2020

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Greenline council rift

A leak from within the City of Melbourne regarding a “top secret” plan to connect the inner city with new green spaces and cycling paths has highlighted a divide within the senior ranks of council’s management ahead of the election.

09 Sep 2020

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Heritage topped with hotel in new City Rd plans

A 104-year-old heritage-listed warehouse would be topped by a 28-storey hotel if plans for a new City Rd development proposal are approved.

09 Sep 2020

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QB Square delay “extremely frustrating”

The City of Melbourne’s planning chair has labelled Crown’s ongoing delay of upgrades to Queensbridge Square as “extremely frustrating” following reports of a revised vision for a proposed high-rise tower on its One Queensbridge St site.

09 Sep 2020

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Extension for cladding claims

Victorians will be given an extra two years to pursue legal action against builders responsible for installing combustible cladding on their homes under legislation being introduced to the Victorian Parliament on September 3.

09 Sep 2020

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“An election like no other”

While candidate nominations are officially due to open on September 17, much still remains unknown about the makeup of the October 24 City of Melbourne council elections.

08 Sep 2020

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“Open and stay open”: Slow road out for businesses

Most Southbank businesses will remain under heavy COVID-19 restrictions until late October at the earliest after the state government announced its roadmap for reopening.

08 Sep 2020

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Tram options back on the table

A call to bring forward the start of the Metro 2 rail project to Fishermans Bend has renewed hopes for alternatives to a “costly” tram bridge over the Yarra River through Docklands.

08 Sep 2020

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Fed Square review released

On August 22 the state government released its recommendations from the review of Federation Square initiated last year and announced an upgrade to the square.

08 Sep 2020

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Ponyfish Island revamp set to add more sparkle to Southbank

To make the most of the lockdown closure, the iconic Yarra River bar Ponyfish Island is getting a once-in-a-lifetime makeover.

08 Sep 2020

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Movement at Waterfront Place

The owner of a site at the centre of an ongoing bureaucratic saga has submitted a new planning application to the City of Port Phillip for a mixed-use 10-storey development.

08 Sep 2020

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Reading in absence of music

The Melbourne Recital Centre (MRC) is used to bringing its love of live music to audiences on a grand scale, and sadly this hasn’t been possible since its closure in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

08 Sep 2020

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Fair Play

The state government has announced this year’s participants in its Fair Play initiative; a six-month program designed to promote diversity and inclusivity in the arts.

08 Sep 2020

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The joyful art of sedition

Screen shots don’t offer the best images of an artist’s work but they are slowly entering the culture as their own art form.

08 Sep 2020

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National attention for anti-tourism campaign

As a professional art director who creates bespoke, creative campaigns for companies, Guillermo Carvajal has always gravitated towards the art of visual storytelling.

08 Sep 2020

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