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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 - March 2020

Lino lifts the lid at Southgate

La Camera Southgate restaurant owner Lino Scidone says his business’s fate has already been determined by Southgate’s owner ARA Australia, which he alleges is hiding major plans to redevelop the precinct from its tenants.

03 Mar 2020

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“Work with us,” Arts Centre asks council

Arts Centre Melbourne said ongoing construction work in Southbank has impacted their customer base, and wants the City of Melbourne to better inform them about future disruptions.

03 Mar 2020

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Transformation continues

The transformation of Southbank Boulevard kicked off for 2020 last month with council resources being poured into the stretch between Dodds St and City Rd.

03 Mar 2020

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Southbank celebrates new parks

On March 21, Southbank will celebrate the official opening of much-needed green space at both Boyd Park and Melbourne Square.

03 Mar 2020

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Needless new record set for declaring conflicts of interest

While former Federal sports minister Bridget McKenzie and City of Casey councillors put on a masterclass when it comes to failing to declare or act upon conflicts of interest, the City of Melbourne councillors have gone to the other extreme.

03 Mar 2020

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Tallest tower a step closer

The City of Melbourne is likely to endorse a proposal to build Australia’s tallest tower – at 40 metres higher than the unfinished Australia 108 – in Southbank.

03 Mar 2020

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Protecting nature in our city

Did you know that the City of Melbourne is home to fluffy-pawed spiders, pobblebonk frogs and matchbox-sized microbats?

03 Mar 2020

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A look at Fishermans Bend in 2020

Southbank News caught up with Fishermans Bend Development Board chair Meredith Sussex last month to check in on how things in Australia’s largest-ever urban renewal precinct were shaping up for the year ahead.

03 Mar 2020

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Fears over helipad removal

Helicopter operators have spoken out against the City of Melbourne’s Yarra River Strategy, which looks to phase out the helipad at Batman Park to provide for greater amenity along the Northbank.

03 Mar 2020

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Council unhappy with Gurner plans

A proposal by property developer Gurner to build three towers and a “town square” in Fishermans Bend has been criticised due to a lack of detail and concerns regarding sea level rise and flooding.

03 Mar 2020

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Philanthropic and media identity given AO

Recently departed CEO of the Pratt Foundation, Southbank’s Sam Lipski was earlier this year made an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia.

03 Mar 2020

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Out on the frontier

Down on Munro St a little patch of blue-green leaves set against a modest hacienda-style entrance says welcome in an industrial frontier land that is changing slowly.

03 Mar 2020

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Clean-up confusion on bridge

Graffiti on the infamous Montague Street Bridge will be removed by the Department of Transport and Yarra Trams after a local resident alleged that “no one wanted to take responsibility” for it.

03 Mar 2020

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Researching Australia’s smallest bat

“Citizen scientists” were enlisted by the City of Melbourne and the University of Melbourne to help survey populations of microbats in Southbank in February.

03 Mar 2020

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Preparing to go out: the story of Japanese Modernism

The National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) free-entry art spaces are now showing the major new exhibition Japanese Modernism.

03 Mar 2020

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Buxton’s exclusive Xenogenesis premiere

Buxton Contemporary will launch the Australian premiere of a new Afrofuturist art exhibition by London-based collective The Otolith Group on March 6.

03 Mar 2020

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Still alive in ‘20

Each generation of artists has to make its own way through the mire of prejudices confronting it and Melbourne’s young intellectuals are taking notes from the Basquait and Haring: Crossing Lines exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).

03 Mar 2020

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Welcome to campus

It was O-week in February and the art students were back in town to begin their long and tortuous journey towards a career.

03 Mar 2020

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Unremembered

With a career in the arts already under his belt, Simon Dow was still enticed to enrol in a Photography Studies College (PSC) course.

03 Mar 2020

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