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Montague hosts a community roundtable
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Construction of Anzac Station
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A Royal Commission into industry scandals
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Coach Kim’s “headquarters”
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Fishermans Bend: the first quarter 2019
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We are leaving an intergenerational time bomb for our children
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Southbank Morgue
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A constantly changing market
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Low environmental footprint
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Health and Wellbeing

What’s your attachment style?
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High-density cycling
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Pram-powered princess Sophia
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Spring racing in Southbank
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Power Street – Southbank
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Taxi chaos
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Police ramp up efforts to fix taxi mess

Police will introduce a new “taxi feeder station” to alleviate congestion around Crown Casino on Friday and Saturday nights.

10 Jul 2019

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A done deal

The long road to completion of the Boyd site appears to finally be nearing its end after the City of Melbourne struck a deal with PDG Corporation last month.

10 Jul 2019

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Council questioned on City Rd

The Southbank Residents’ Association (SRA) has slammed the City of Melbourne for not allocating more funding towards the City Road Master Plan in its latest 2019/20 council budget.

10 Jul 2019

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Arts focus at residents’ AGM

The director of the Arts Precinct transformation project will present at the Southbank Residents’ Association’s (SRA) annual general meeting (AGM) on July 25 at the Malthouse Theatre.

10 Jul 2019

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“Exceptional” office building approved

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).

10 Jul 2019

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10-year berthing licenses locked in

Parks Victoria (PV) has confirmed its overnight berthing arrangements on the lower Yarra River for the next 10 years.

10 Jul 2019

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Late work causes local headaches

Local residents have slammed a lack of consultation over continuing overnight construction works at Australia 108, which are due to continue until October.

10 Jul 2019

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Hilton revealed

The first render of Southbank’s new Hilton Hotel, as part of OSK Property’s Melbourne Square development on Kavanagh St, has been revealed.

10 Jul 2019

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Ashmor considers Senate

Former federal Liberal candidate for our local seat of Macnamara Kate Ashmor says she is still considering nominating for a vacant position in the Senate.

10 Jul 2019

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Crime down

Latest figures released by the Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) show a slight decrease in the total number of criminal incidents over the past year in Southbank.

10 Jul 2019

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Plan needed to address waterfront woes

As a major gateway to our local community and our city, residents in Beacon Cove say that the Waterfront Place precinct is in urgent need of regeneration.

10 Jul 2019

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Building a better Domain

The City of Port Phillip has completed its consultation with the community on its vision for urban renewal in the Domain Precinct.

10 Jul 2019

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Marking the “next generation”

Located at the corner of Power and Kavanagh streets, Southbank Place is the first of developer Central Equity’s “next generation” apartment projects to be completed.

10 Jul 2019

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Brothers in arms

Southbank Police Station was the scene of a rare twist of fate last month thanks to two of its officers Ben and Tom Rodgers.

10 Jul 2019

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Our bees light up

Eureka Tower’s famous, and now growing, colony of gold bees now comes alive at night, thanks to the addition of new lighting.

10 Jul 2019

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Reforms are a “backwards step”

Councillor for the City of Melbourne (CoM) Rohan Leppert has slammed the state government’s proposed changes to multi-member wards as part of its plans for a new Local Government Act.

10 Jul 2019

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Southbank Theatre turns 10

On July 1, Southbank Theatre celebrated its 10th birthday with a world premiere production of Golden Shield.

10 Jul 2019

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The Australian Ballet wins Achiever Award

The Committee for Melbourne’s prestigious 2019 Melbourne Achiever Awards were announced on May 23, with the Australian Ballet nabbing a top spot.

10 Jul 2019

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Next step for Green Spine

Developer Beulah International is finalising the design of its Southbank Green Spine twin-tower proposal following the completion of a “global study tour”.

10 Jul 2019

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Brew grant

Local Montague-based microbrewery Westside Ale Works has received a $5000 grant from the state government.

10 Jul 2019

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New local distillery

Independent boutique gin producer Patient Wolf Distilling Co. will open its doors in Southbank this September.

10 Jul 2019

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Hidden Faces South Wharf

The popular Hidden Faces exhibition has returned to South Wharf, showcasing the best of portrait art at Pan Pacific Melbourne until October 3.

10 Jul 2019

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Stage fright

It’s fitting that Declan Greene’s Wake in Fright adaptation is running in the Malthouse’s Beckett Theatre. Samuel Beckett would presumably approve of Greene’s minimisation. His adaptation is performed by only one actor – Zahra Newman.

10 Jul 2019

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5x5x5

Arts Centre Melbourne’s award-winning mentorship program 5x5x5 returns this month.

10 Jul 2019

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Harnessing talent for a purpose

Through a partnership with Amnesty International, freelance photographer and Photography Studies College (PSC) tutor Rod Ceballos has formed a program where students can “practice with purpose”.

10 Jul 2019

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Much Ado About Nothing

Bell Shakespeare returns to Southbank this July with an evocative re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing.

10 Jul 2019

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Wrecking ball development plans scrapped

A 2011-approved Southbank development well out of accordance with current planning controls has had its plans revised to save a piece of heritage from demolition and wind back its impact on Boyd Park.

04 Jun 2019

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Tram funding drip feed

The state government has included $4.5 million towards a tram link to Fishermans Bend over the next two years in its latest budget.

04 Jun 2019

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Josh Burns wins Macnamara

Despite a loss to Federal Labor at the May 18 election, new candidate Josh Burns maintained his party’s hold on our local seat of Macnamara.

04 Jun 2019

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Access granted

The City of Melbourne has reopened vehicle access between St Kilda Rd and Sturt St, as construction work progresses on the Southbank Boulevard project.

04 Jun 2019

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A new dog park for Southbank

Southbank has received plenty of love from the City of Melbourne in this year’s draft budget, including $500,000 for a new dog park on Moray St.

04 Jun 2019

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Southbank Rotary turns 20

Southbank Rotary Club celebrated its 20th birthday last month with a dinner function at Eureka Tower.

04 Jun 2019

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$27 million bike lanes

St Kilda Rd will be the beneficiary of new $27 million separated bike lanes thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

04 Jun 2019

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Open for music!

The University of Melbourne celebrated the official opening of the Ian Potter Southbank Centre on Saturday, June 1.

04 Jun 2019

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A true man of Melbourne

As a 14-year resident of the CBD, our community can rest assured that the City of Melbourne’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Justin Hanney has its best interests at heart.

04 Jun 2019

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Shrine knockback

The City of Melbourne has refused a request for increased funding from the Shrine of Remembrance.

04 Jun 2019

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Brothel turned tower

Local developer Crema Group has launched its new 18-storey mixed-use development on the site of a former brothel in the Domain Precinct.

04 Jun 2019

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Timber proves a stumbling block

Developers are opting against “affordable and sustainable” timber frames in new buildings because of inflexible planning rules, a new report claims.

04 Jun 2019

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What’s climate change doing to Melbourne’s plants?

There’s been some curious plant activity this autumn in Melbourne. Because plants are always changing, at different paces, it can be hard to monitor without conscious effort.

04 Jun 2019

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Skyscrapers Summit

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) will host the third annual Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit from June 25 to 26.

04 Jun 2019

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Mailroom thief

Detectives have released video footage and images of a man who allegedly stole mail from an apartment block on Sturt Street last month.

04 Jun 2019

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Drafting a career on the axis

The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) returns to Melbourne in June, with over 300 artists participating in more than 70 events around the City of Melbourne area.

04 Jun 2019

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Local author inspired by Southbank

Author Margaret Robson Kett moved into her high-rise apartment on Queensbridge Street in 2012.

04 Jun 2019

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Boost for Town Hall

As part of the recent federal budget, former Minister for Communications and the Arts Mitch Fifield has committed to helping restore the South Melbourne Town Hall.

04 Jun 2019

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Getting better

Laneway culture is still evolving at Southbank. A narrow passage between two buildings has been fitted with cafes and a few hardy individuals are assessing their options.

04 Jun 2019

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MCEC lights up

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) lit up on the night of May 16 as it hosted 550 guests for the Starlight Foundation’s Five Chefs Dinner.

04 Jun 2019

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Choir call out!

Southbank’s new community arts organisation Upbeat Arts is looking for new members.

04 Jun 2019

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Aquatic fitness

Aquatic Physio Exercise Australia is running a free aquatic exercise event at the Boyd Community Hub on Monday, June 24.

04 Jun 2019

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Terracotta Warriors and Cai Guo-Qiang

The Winter Masterpieces exhibition is eagerly awaited each year for its insight into global art culture.

04 Jun 2019

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We can be heroes

Love doesn’t have a chance in the abstract halls of New York where disenchanted beings try and enthrall each other with their wayward tales.

04 Jun 2019

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Science meets art

Southbank’s Testing Grounds will be filled with pop-up installations in August as part of the Science Gallery Melbourne’s (SGM) third season of its public interactive art and science series.

04 Jun 2019

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Both sides of the lens

Already an experienced photographer, George Poulakis had no real intention of completing a course at Photography Studies College (PSC) when he commenced it some five years ago.

04 Jun 2019

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On vulnerability and doubt

ACCA’s winter season exhibition returns to Southbank in June and will feature the works of many Australian and international artists to captivate your interest.

04 Jun 2019

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Spooky men

The Melbourne Recital Centre (MRC) is celebrating its 19th year of making music and is releasing a humorous and tenderhearted choral performance in commemoration this month.

04 Jun 2019

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Welsh Choir comes to Southbank

The Melbourne Welsh Male Choir will mark the winter solstice on Saturday, June 22 by teaming up with Silvie Paladino and Roy Best in a concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

04 Jun 2019

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Southbank pushes council on waste

Our local community, led by the Southbank Residents’ Association (SRA) and Southbank Sustainability Group (SSG), has played an integral role in reshaping the City of Melbourne's 2030 waste and resource recovery strategy.

08 May 2019

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Boulevard project delayed

The completion of stage one of the transformation of Southbank Boulevard has been delayed until December 2019.

08 May 2019

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Proxy farming tackled in new Bill

The state government has moved to close loopholes which render owners’ corporations (OCs) vulnerable to takeover by limiting “proxy farming”.

08 May 2019

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New hotel

Hotel operator Accor has opened the doors of its new hotel within the 55-storey Shadow Play tower at 105 Clarendon St, Southbank.

08 May 2019

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River pollution causes a stink

Local residents have raised concerns about ongoing pollution of the Yarra River.

08 May 2019

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Amendment to Hancock St tower

Prominent local developer Salvo Property is seeking an amendment to its approved 35-storey residential tower at 35-51 Hancock St, Southbank.

08 May 2019

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No pool in river strategy

The not-for-profit group Yarra Pools, which is proposing to construct a swimming pool in the turning basin at Northbank, has lamented its exclusion from the City of Melbourne’s draft city river strategy.

08 May 2019

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Budget released for feedback

The City of Port Phillip council has released its draft 2019/20 budget and updated council plan for 2017-2027.

08 May 2019

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Candidates talk Macnamara

The Southbank Residents’ Association’s (SRA) Meet the Candidates event on April 16 saw more than 100 locals from Southbank, Montague and beyond turn out to question their local candidates ahead of the federal election.

08 May 2019

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Boyd Park is flying

The new park at Boyd is on track for a winter opening, with the community garden and a temporary basketball court already open to locals.

08 May 2019

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Asbestos concerns

A South Melbourne building site in the Domain Precinct has been called to question over asbestos contamination.

08 May 2019

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Cat survives 18-storey fall

Local resident Amy Thompson is appealing for support after her three-year-old cat Charlie miraculously survived an 18-storey fall from her Southbank apartment.

08 May 2019

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Developer hedges its bets

In a sign of the times, a developer in the Montague Precinct of Fishermans Bend is proposing to develop a temporary childcare centre on half of the site of its Buckhurst St development.

08 May 2019

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Providing a voice for young people

Independent candidate for Macnamara Ruby O’Rourke says she wants to see the electorate become a beacon of Australia for young people’s rights.

08 May 2019

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Suspense builds on new NGV gallery

Signature buildings do a lot to lift a community and architect James Pearce is feeling upbeat about Southbank and the upcoming design of a new contemporary gallery at the NGV.

08 May 2019

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Vault marks a million!

Art Centre Melbourne’s Australian Music Vault has celebrated one million visitors entering the space since opening its doors to the public just over a year ago.

08 May 2019

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Jazz Fest

The Melbourne International Jazz Festival (MIJF) returns to Southbank in June to once again reach the hearts of people across Melbourne and Victoria.

08 May 2019

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Shining a light on the wealthy

Cleante and Elise are upset with their father because he won’t give them any money to pursue their love interests.

08 May 2019

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Listen to Indian classical music

Start two days this month and in June with the sounds of Indian classical music at the Southbank Dawn Raga Series.

08 May 2019

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NGV’s summer series

Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Crossing Lines” will be The National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) blockbuster summer series for 2019-20.

08 May 2019

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Connecting with community

Social justice and a desire to connect with people and our environment, are what drives Louise Chen.

08 May 2019

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Council throws veterans a lifeline

The City of Melbourne is exploring options with the Department of Defence for the sale of the old repatriation clinic at 310 St Kilda Rd.

09 Apr 2019

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VCAT battle over open space

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.

09 Apr 2019

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Meet your candidates

The Southbank Residents’ Association (SRA) will host a meet the candidates night for the federal seat of Macnamara on April 16.

09 Apr 2019

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Approval for Sturt St

Developer Crown Group has launched its new arts-themed two-tower residential project at 175 Sturt St.

09 Apr 2019

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Crime rate at an all-time high

The Southbank crime rate increased to a new high last year.

09 Apr 2019

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Noisy bridge no more

The City of Melbourne will invest nearly half a million dollars to fix noise and structural issues on Evan Walker Bridge.

09 Apr 2019

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“Watch this space” on panel

Lord Mayor Sally Capp’s heavily-spruiked residents’ panel is suffering a long and protracted labour and, if born, may resemble an entirely different child.

09 Apr 2019

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Haig St snapped up

One of the last key remaining Southbank sites at 65-71 Haig St was purchased by a Malaysian developer last month.

09 Apr 2019

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Montague development driving Fishermans Bend

The Montague Precinct continues to provide optimism for future development in Fishermans Bend, with another sod turned on a new development in Thistlethwaite St last month.

09 Apr 2019

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Calls for climate action

Climate change is at the top of a list of issues the City of Melbourne will present to the major parties contesting the up-coming federal election.

09 Apr 2019

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Students move in!

More than 1000 students and staff moved into the new state-of-the-art Ian Potter Southbank Centre last month, home to the new Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

09 Apr 2019

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A priority precinct

The Minister for Priority Precincts, Gavin Jennings, and Fishermans Bend Development Board chair, Meredith Sussex, have reinforced the government’s intentions for a world-class employment and innovation cluster in Fishermans Bend.

09 Apr 2019

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Election investigation raises more questions than it answers

The Local Government Inspectorate has warned five local property managers for voting in last year’s City of Melbourne election on behalf of landlords.

09 Apr 2019

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A more accessible Arts Centre

Southbank’s Arts Precinct has recently become home to the latest Changing Places facility located at Hamer Hall in Arts Centre Melbourne.

09 Apr 2019

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Magic at the lunch table

The Welcome Dinner Project held an international student welcome lunch on March 10 at the Boyd Community Hub, attracting more than 30 participants.

09 Apr 2019

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Cycle speed study

The City of Melbourne is conducting a cycle speed study along Southbank Promenade in April that will run for five weeks.

09 Apr 2019

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Heritage protected

The Port Phillip Council has endorsed the inclusion of the pair of shops and residences at 588-590 City Rd in the Montague Precinct into its planning scheme heritage overlay.

09 Apr 2019

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Erections!

Now that we have your attention, there is a new exhibition currently taking place at a Southbank gallery, which explores man’s love of high-rise.

09 Apr 2019

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Meet the Coffee Zombie

Born in Southbank, the Coffee Zombie is a character that can’t function without coffee.

09 Apr 2019

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Talking to our prejudices

Kate Just has just emerged from a lecture and she’s in a hurry. Her lecture notes are flapping and she’s still carrying a glass of water. She’s late for her next teaching session.

09 Apr 2019

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Friends to local felines

“The naming of cats is a difficult matter” T.S. Eliot said, but choosing the business name A Cat Above for their cat-minding business was easy for Southbank residents Paula and Craig Scher, as most of their clients and their feline friends live in high-rise buildings.

09 Apr 2019

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YIRRAMBOI Festival 2019

Australia’s premier first peoples’ art and cultural event, YIRRAMBOI Festival, will fill Southbank and the city with close to 100 events across 25 different venues from May 2 to 12.

09 Apr 2019

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Connection to culture

Martika Shakoor connects with her culture through her photography.

09 Apr 2019

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Alexander Calder paraphrased

If you want to capture the essence of Alexander Calder you need to begin in one place then move forward without lifting your pen off the page, unless you’re at the NGV when you must use a pencil.

09 Apr 2019

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