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Residents' Association

Secret council business
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Business in Southbank

October in-room auction success
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St Johns Southgate

Vulnerability, conversation and meaning
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Owners Corporation Law

Hats off to you, Premier, but remember, we’ll all be watching …
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Metro Tunnel

Next phase underway at Anzac Station
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Federal Politics

Why Magnitsky Act is important for Australia
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We Live Here

Proposed changes to the Owners’ Corporation Act
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Southbanker

Watching work come to life
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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

Computers come to Southbank
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Safety and Security

Safety and Security Day
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Southbank Sustainability Group

Waste and creative ways to reduce it
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Health and Wellbeing

Toxic relationships continued …
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Skypad Living

Neighbourhood Watch for vertical villages
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Pets Corner

Keeping cool on the riverside
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Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
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Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
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Letters

City Rd death trap
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Edition - October 2019

Federation Square has a new CEO

In an exclusive first interview with Southbank Local News, Federation Square’s new CEO Dr Xavier Csar said that failed efforts to build an Apple Store at the square had “catalysed” an important discussion around the future of the public space.

10 Oct 2019

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Foley hits back at “lazy” Greens

Labor Member for Albert Park Martin Foley has hit back at City of Melbourne Greens Cr Rohan Leppert in response to his criticism of the state government’s transport plans for Fishermans Bend.

10 Oct 2019

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Happy Birthday La Camera!

A local institution, La Camera Southgate, celebrates 20 years in Southbank this month.

10 Oct 2019

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Boulevard moves along

Works on Southbank Boulevard will shift to the section of road between Kavanagh St and City Rd from the start of October until December.

09 Oct 2019

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New car parking for Balston St

The City of Melbourne is understood to be pushing for more angled parking on Balston St as it continues with plans to remove 50 car parks from Kavanagh St.

09 Oct 2019

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A smoke-free promenade?

Southbank Promenade has been flagged as one of the next City of Melbourne sites to go smoke-free.

09 Oct 2019

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Movement on Clarke St

As one developer embarks on a search for a hotel operator for its new Clarke St mixed-use tower, another is putting theirs up for sale.

09 Oct 2019

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A green transformation of our city

Director of City Design and Projects at the City of Melbourne, Professor Rob Adams, knows that changing the city doesn’t happen overnight.

09 Oct 2019

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Big property write-downs but Town Hall’s finances remain strong

As the City of Melbourne (CoM) finally gets cracking with its biggest ever investment in the Queen Victoria Market (QVM), the capital city council has just announced an accounting loss for the 2018-19 year of $181 million.

09 Oct 2019

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Recycling resumes

The City of Melbourne and two other local councils restarted household recycling pick-ups on Monday, September 23 after SKM’s biggest processing plant reopened.

09 Oct 2019

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Sturt St tower moves ahead

Renowned Sydney developer Crown Group is preparing to launch apartment sales for its first Melbourne development in Southbank mid-next year.

09 Oct 2019

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A Freshwater first

Freshwater Place continues to lead by example in apartment living, having recently become the first residential building in Victoria to disclose its water rating under the National Australian Built Environment System (NABERS).

09 Oct 2019

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Market success

South Melbourne Market has continued to grow and gain popularity, according to its latest annual report.

09 Oct 2019

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Domain plan amended and adopted

The City of Port Phillip adopted an amended Domain Precinct masterplan on September 18 after a significant show of community concern.

09 Oct 2019

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Blue bikes scrapped ... what next?

After the state government’s decision to scrap the blue bikes scheme, there will soon be no casual cycling options in Southbank.

09 Oct 2019

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Eureka taxi jam

Scores of taxis are parking illegally outside Eureka Tower in what the City of Melbourne says is part of a “serious policy issue”.

09 Oct 2019

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Fishermans updates

The City of Port Phillip has deferred the community consultation process for the proposed renaming of Fishermans Bend’s new suburbs of Montague, Sandridge and Wirraway.

09 Oct 2019

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E-scooters could be in town for summer

While the state government is yet to let e-scooters into Melbourne, Lime has been gunning for a summer trial in either the City of Melbourne (CoM) or the City of Port Phillip.

09 Oct 2019

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GoBoat arrives

A new boating operator has landed on the lower Yarra River at the Banana Alley berth, offering customers a unique way of travelling on our river.

09 Oct 2019

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Forum catch up highlights 4D future

The Fishermans Bend Business Forum (FBBF) hosted a members’ catch up night at Starward Distillery in Port Melbourne last month, which showcased the government’s new 4D mapping technology that will be used in the precinct.

09 Oct 2019

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Cycle into Tour de Moray!

Southbankers can pedal into spring and try out the newly upgraded Moray St bike corridor as part of a six-week everyday riding festival.

09 Oct 2019

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Gymnastics club goes back-to-back

The Montague-based Fishermans Bend Gymnastics Club (FBGC) was recently awarded the winner of Gymnastics Victoria’s 2018 Medium Club of the Year for a second consecutive year.

09 Oct 2019

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Local lifesavers fly the flag

Sandridge Lifesaving Club members Laurelle Stalker and Kristina Meskauskaite recently competed for Australia at the World Surf Ski Titles in Quiberon, France.

09 Oct 2019

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Maestro performs at St Johns

One of the world’s best organists Daniel Bielschmidt put St Johns Southgate’s grand organ through its paces with a special performance on September 19.

09 Oct 2019

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Cash for containers

A “Spring Clean” of Southbank and the CBD on September 21 called on the state government to establish a container deposit scheme (CDS) in Victoria.

09 Oct 2019

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Seniors celebrate in Southbank

Southbank will host a number of events as part of this year’s Victorian Seniors’ Festival along with a week of free travel on all public transport from October 6 to 13.

09 Oct 2019

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Supporting a clean city

The City of Melbourne is offering grants for creative waste management solutions.

09 Oct 2019

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KAWS

A new exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) explores themes of loneliness, social isolation, friendship and generosity on a large scale.

09 Oct 2019

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Haroon Mirza @ ACCA

This month, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) will present The Construction of an Act, a survey of works from acclaimed London-based artist Haroon Mirza.

09 Oct 2019

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Best friends are hard to come by

One of the great things about art is that it taps into an underlying feeling that has yet to fully hit you in the face.

09 Oct 2019

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Journey to photo-journalism

An advanced diploma graduate from Photography Studies College (PSC), Christine Ansorge spoke about her journey from being a photography student to shooting sport, events, portraits and breaking news.

09 Oct 2019

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Ghost Gamelan

As part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival (MIAF), Melbourne Recital Centre (MRC) will present three of the many fine performances included on this year’s line-up.

09 Oct 2019

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ACCA gets new executive director

For the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art’s (ACCA’s) new executive director, a return to the arts precinct – and specifically Sturt St – has been a long time coming.

09 Oct 2019

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New face at MRC

Meet Melbourne Recital Centre’s (MRC’s) new chair, Andrea Hull AO.

09 Oct 2019

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