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Residents' Association

An election is upon us …
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Business in Southbank

Sell now or wait? COVID-19 – supply and demand imbalance
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St Johns Southgate

“You’re on mute!”
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Owners Corporation Law

The future of apartment living - post COVID-19
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Montague Community Alliance

Voting creates your future …
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绿党承诺建高架公园
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Metro Tunnel

Metro Tunnel reaches halfway 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

Short-stays will endanger COVID recovery
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Southbanker

A Green-minded Southbanker
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Port Places

Fishermans Bend: the first quarter 2019
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Housing

Housing vulnerable Australians means making tough choices
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History

Dancing at the Troc!
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Safety and Security

Bicycle security and safety
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Southbank Sustainability Group

Something extra to be happy about
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Health and Wellbeing

Gaslighting in relationships
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Skypad Living

Making residential living a council election priority
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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 - July 2020

Release of Montague plans delayed

City of Port Phillip Mayor Bernadene Voss has called on the state government to release the the precinct plans for Montague, which she said were “done” and ready for public consultation.

08 Jul 2020

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“Defining case” on short-stay looms

A short-stay operator is seeking damages from the owners’ corporation (OC) of Southbank’s Prima Tower in what some have billed as a “defining case” in the context of COVID-19.

08 Jul 2020

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Election jigsaw puzzle falling into place

A debate among City of Melbourne councillors over the state government’s proposed safe injecting room near Queen Victoria Market (QVM) on June 23 has potentially helped to answer a lot of questions about October’s local government elections.

08 Jul 2020

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Get on with the Bend

The City of Melbourne wants to play a greater governance role in Fishermans Bend, and has called on the state government to prioritise the delivery of public transport to the precinct.

08 Jul 2020

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Freckelton report released

The findings of a report commissioned by the City of Melbourne investigating claims of sexual misconduct by former Lord Mayor Robert Doyle were made public on July 6 after Victoria Police dropped its investigation last month.

08 Jul 2020

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Vale Marcus de Rijk

Marcus de Rijk, an esteemed Southbank community resident, passed away in early June following a tragic accident.

08 Jul 2020

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Central Equity co-founder honoured

Southbanker Eddie Kutner, one of the co-founders of prominent Southbank developer Central Equity, was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) on the Queen’s Birthday last month.

08 Jul 2020

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Cladding fast track concerns

The state government has announced that its plan to fix flammable cladding will be fast-tracked, with the number of buildings rectified per year doubled.

08 Jul 2020

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Protected cycling lanes fast-tracked

The City of Melbourne has aimed to install separated cycling lanes on Queensbridge and Whiteman streets within the next 12 months as it ramps up its bicycle infrastructure pledge.

08 Jul 2020

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Renewable energy ramped up

Several prominent Melbourne universities, businesses and factories will now be powered by wind energy after securing a renewable energy deal through the City of Melbourne’s second major bulk-buy project.

08 Jul 2020

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Childcare comes to Melbourne Square

The operator of Southbank’s newest childcare at Melbourne Square has been appointed ahead of the new facility’s opening at Kavanagh St later this year.

08 Jul 2020

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Free takeaway curries outside Rockpool

It’s a pleasant change to be working outside with a table of free food to support those without incomes.

08 Jul 2020

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River cruises start up

The temperature was dropping, the drizzle was about to start and there had been just three passengers on a boat that carries 80.

08 Jul 2020

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Community Chest

The Community Chest is a small charity and op shop that has helped shape South Melbourne’s community landscape since 1946.

08 Jul 2020

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ABC up next on Southbank Boulevard

Works on transforming Southbank Boulevard into a new linear park will move to the section in front of the ABC this month after the recent completion of the new “Arts Gateway” space in front of Southbank Theatre.

08 Jul 2020

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Arts Centre gives emerging artists a platform in isolation

With restrictions threatening to decimate Melbourne’s arts sector and make live performances a thing of the past, 2020 is a difficult time to be a young composer.

07 Jul 2020

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Fight the good fight

There was an uncertain re-opening of Southbank’s Arts Precinct in the last week of June, with the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) leading the pack with some prominent posters and recent acquisitions.

07 Jul 2020

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Isolated from memory

Vault stands in a proud place in the centre of the Arts Precinct, a symbol of Australian modernism, but has it been forgotten?

07 Jul 2020

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Testing Grounds launches Help Desk

Southbank’s free community arts open space Testing Grounds recently launched a virtual portal helping artists and independent companies develop their creative practices.

07 Jul 2020

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Behind the Windows

As the people around her entered lockdown earlier this year, Letitia Green reached out to connect with her community the way she knew best: through art.

07 Jul 2020

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