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Residents' Association

When is a footpath wide enough?!
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Business in Southbank

Walk the Plank from the top of Eureka Skydeck!
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St Johns Southgate

The intelligible answers of faith
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Owners Corporation Law

New Bill reads like a “favour for mates”
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Montague Community Alliance

Montague – learning from others …
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Metro Tunnel

Acoustic shed construction underway
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Federal Politics

Why Magnitsky Act is important for Australia
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We Live Here

Owners’ corporation bill
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Southbanker

An altruistic vibe
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Port Places

Fishermans Bend: the first quarter 2019
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Housing

We are leaving an intergenerational time bomb for our children
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History

Southbank’s sculptures
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Safety and Security

Travelling safely in Southbank
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Yarra River Business Association

Sharing our “big ideas”
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Southbank Sustainability Group

Expanding sustainability beyond Southbank
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Health and Wellbeing

Signs and symptoms of a toxic relationship
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Skypad Living

Neighbourhood Watch for vertical villages
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Pets Corner

Ballet poodle survives snip
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Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
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Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
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Letters

Promenade cycling
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Edition - August 2019

Cyclists on notice in promenade overhaul

The City of Melbourne has released its long-awaited plans to revamp the 300-metre section of Southbank Promenade between Princes Bridge and Evan Walker Bridge.

07 Aug 2019

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Australia 108’s towering complaints

Tenant complaints of cracking noises and disturbances in Australia 108 created a scare over the building’s structural integrity in July – with parallels drawn in the media to Sydney’s crumbling Opal towers.

07 Aug 2019

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Council addresses recycling and climate emergencies

City of Melbourne (CoM) moved to fast-track its waste strategy on August 5 in response to Victoria’s escalating recycling crisis, less than a month after councillors adopted the strategy and in the same meeting declared a climate emergency.

07 Aug 2019

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Beulah submits

Developer Beulah International has submitted its long-awaited plans for Australia’s tallest development in Southbank to Minister for Planning Richard Wynne for approval.

07 Aug 2019

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Next layer of living standards

The state government has released the second phase of its Building Better Apartment design standards for community consultation.

07 Aug 2019

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Audioplay grant

Southbank start-up Audioplay was awarded a $25,000 grant from the City of Melbourne in July as a round one winner of the council’s small business and social enterprise grant program.

07 Aug 2019

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Council settles its park dispute

The City of Melbourne and developer OSK Property have settled their dispute over open space contributions in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

06 Aug 2019

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School designs unveiled

The state government has released designs for the new Fishermans Bend Secondary School to be built at 477 Graham St.

06 Aug 2019

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Caring for the creative wellbeing

Arts Centre Melbourne announced the launch of a new pilot program last month aimed at supporting the mental health and wellbeing of those working within the creative industries.

06 Aug 2019

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Hotel plans revealed

A new hotel project at 63-69 City Rd, which is slated for completion in 2022, was announced by a Malaysian developer and British-based hotel group last month.

06 Aug 2019

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Residents talk art

Development Victoria provided a briefing to the Southbank Residents’ Association (SRA) on the state government’s arts precinct transformation last month.

06 Aug 2019

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Government takes lead on cladding

The state government ended years of speculation last month when it pledged $600 million of taxpayers’ money to remove high-risk cladding from apartment buildings.

06 Aug 2019

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Reece talks river

The Yarra River Business Association (YRBA) was given a presentation by Cr Nicholas Reece last month on the City of Melbourne’s draft city river strategy.

06 Aug 2019

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Locals shape hospital vision

The state government has established a community consultative committee to guide the development of the proposed new Fishermans Bend Community Hospital.

06 Aug 2019

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Living the Bend’s innovative dream

As the state government continues in its quest to establish a world-class employment and innovation cluster in Fishermans Bend, organisations like the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) are already leading the way.

06 Aug 2019

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Leading our local sustainable future

South Melbourne Market’s operations manager Adam Mehegan has completely transformed the market’s sustainable practices in his five-and-a-half years in the role.

06 Aug 2019

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Looking for the perfect square

The Arts Precinct is trying to preserve small squares of public space in the face of rampant high-rise development all around.

06 Aug 2019

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Heritage review

The City of Port Phillip has begun consulting the community on its draft local heritage policy.

06 Aug 2019

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Star-studded South Wharf

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) hosted a rare coming together of sport and cinema on August 1 for the opening night of the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).

06 Aug 2019

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Jeff’s Shed thriving after expansion

One year on since the 20,000 sqm expansion to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) at South Wharf, business is booming.

06 Aug 2019

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Montague site sold with plans

A site at 2-14 Thistlethwaite St with lodged plans in the Montague Precinct was put on the market last month.

06 Aug 2019

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Walk in the Park

Parkinson’s Victoria’s annual fundraising event A Walk in the Park returns along the banks of the Yarra River on August 18 this August for its 11th year.

06 Aug 2019

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William Barton: Artist-inresidence

Kalkadunga man and didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton has moved into the Melbourne Recital Centre (MRC) in August to become its 2019 artist-in-residence.

06 Aug 2019

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Jewish arts come to Southbank

Melbourne Recital Centre (MRC) presents the Festival of Jewish Arts and Music (FOJAM) in September.

06 Aug 2019

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Sex and the city will save you

The quirky imagination of art student Kaijern Koo stood out last month among the finalists for the Majlis $15,000 travelling scholarship.

06 Aug 2019

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All paradise is not love

An exhibition of third year students from the Photography Studies College (PSC) is running at a pop-up gallery at Southgate until September with a central focus on surrealism.

06 Aug 2019

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Grappling with our existential dramas

The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art’s (ACCA) current exhibition asks all of us, including its own artists, to explore some of our greatest personal challenges in new and inspiring ways.

06 Aug 2019

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Supersense Festival

Supersense: Festival of the Ecstatic will return to Arts Centre Melbourne in 2019 from August 23 to 25.

06 Aug 2019

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Melbourne Art Fair returns

Melbourne Art Fair has found a new home at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) in South Wharf and will return in June next year.

06 Aug 2019

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Mimir Chamber Music Festival returns to Southbank

Curt Thompson founded the Mimir Chamber Music Festival in Texas 22 years ago. He decided to start a Melbourne leg after he moved here to become associate professor of violin and head of strings at the Melbourne Conservatorium seven years ago.

06 Aug 2019

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