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Residents' Association

The Lord Mayor visits
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Business in Southbank

Golden Fleece enters a golden age
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St Johns Southgate

An inspiring legacy
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Owners Corporation Law

Refund stamp duty to those affected by flammable cladding
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Montague Community Alliance

Are you getting to know us?
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Metro Tunnel

Anzac construction update
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Federal Politics

Why Magnitsky Act is important for Australia
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We Live Here

Small print shrinks state cladding fund
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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

Fashion and Southbank
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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

Highs and lows, yet always in action
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Health and Wellbeing

How to connect with your grown-up child
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Skypad Living

Vertical living style
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Pets Corner

A seasoned traveller
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Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
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Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
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Letters

A patch of green
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Edition - September 2019

It’s time to return river to Birrarung

“We renamed Uluru from Ayers Rock. I would love us to rename it [Yarra River] Birrarung, but that’s my personal view” - Kate Nagato, Melbourne Water.

10 Sep 2019

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Reece: key precinct needs a plan

The City of Melbourne’s chair of planning Cr Nicholas Reece has started an important discussion around the future management of Southbank’s riverfront precinct between Southbank Promenade and City Rd.

10 Sep 2019

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50 car parks to go

The City of Melbourne is proposing to remove all diagonal car parking from Kavanagh St and replace it with parallel parking – a move questioned by the Southbank Residents’ Association (SRA).

10 Sep 2019

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Security works

Preliminary works to improve public security on Southbank Promenade have commenced, after the City of Melbourne conducted “service proving” this month.

10 Sep 2019

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Council’s call to action on waste

While local councils across the state continue working behind the scenes to resolve our recycling crisis, the City of Melbourne is encouraging its residents to play an active role in being part of the solution on waste.

10 Sep 2019

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Crown takeover

Crown Resorts has confirmed that it has purchased now former development partner Schiavello’s 50 per cent stake in the site of its controversial Queensbridge Tower proposal.

10 Sep 2019

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Faine flags Fischer for veterans’ art

ABC Melbourne radio presenter Jon Faine got a local conversation started last month in the aftermath of former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer’s death on August 22.

10 Sep 2019

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New tram push for Fishermans Bend

A new alternative tram route to Fishermans Bend from the Domain interchange via the Montague Precinct is being pushed by the Fishermans Bend Business Forum (FBBF).

10 Sep 2019

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Councillor fires off on Metro 2

City of Melbourne Greens Cr Rohan Leppert has questioned whether the state government is serious about Fishermans Bend.

10 Sep 2019

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Council creates special committee to progress new gambling policy

Robert Doyle has been gone from Town Hall for more than 18 months but the impact of some of his decisions lives on – particularly in relation to conflicts of interest arising from campaign donations.

10 Sep 2019

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Domain Precinct vision a step closer

The City of Port Phillip will adopt its new masterplan for the Domain Precinct at a council meeting at St Kilda Town Hall on September 18.

10 Sep 2019

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Is Southbank about to lose its secret rainforest?

Hidden behind glass walls at 12 Riverside Quay – right opposite the Evan Walker Bridge – is a genuine rainforest, complete with a mini waterfall feeding a burbling creek.

10 Sep 2019

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Blissful bridge again

Evan Walker Bridge is noisy no more, after the footbridge connecting the CBD with Southbank was finally fixed by the City of Melbourne.

10 Sep 2019

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Change afoot at the Guild

Workmen were busy at the Creative Spaces Guild last month converting the prominent co-working space at the front of the Arts Precinct into some form of office for the University of Melbourne.

10 Sep 2019

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Melbourne Fringe in search of truth

This year the Melbourne Fringe has turned to truth, 37 years into its life.

10 Sep 2019

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Clarendon St is “dreadful” for cyclists

Committee members of the Southbank Residents’ Association (SRA) have raised concerns over the lack of clear direction for cyclists at the Clarendon St, Normanby Rd intersection.

10 Sep 2019

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Walkway STILL closed

The wood-decked extension of the Spencer Street Bridge remains closed due to issues relating to an engineering assessment, according to its owner.

10 Sep 2019

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The next Silicon Valley in Fishermans Bend

Since forming 18 months ago, the Fishermans Bend Business Forum (FBBF) has provided a voice to some 400 forward-thinking businesses already operating in the urban renewal precinct.

10 Sep 2019

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Sally meets SRA

Sally Capp continued to cement her reputation as a “Lord Mayor of the people” on August 7 after attending the Southbank Residents’ Association’s (SRA) first committee meeting of its new term.

10 Sep 2019

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Action taken on dangerous ramp

Arts Centre Melbourne divided opinion last month after installing yellow barriers on the ramp from St Kilda Rd to Southgate Ave alongside Hamer Hall.

10 Sep 2019

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Moray office proposal

A striking $14.5 million project may soon appear in South Melbourne in place of a two-storey office building as part of regenerating the area next to Southbank.

10 Sep 2019

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La Camera turns 20!

La Camera is celebrating 20 years as a Southgate, and Melbourne, institution with a month-long OctoberFESTA!

10 Sep 2019

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Doggy donation

They were the words that no Southbanker, or wider lover of dogs, wanted to hear: the annual Dachshund Race would not run in 2019.

10 Sep 2019

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“Different musicians with different ideas”

This month, the Melbourne Recital Centre (MRC) is collaborating with Melbourne jazz royalty The Sedergreens, international classical pianist Paul Lewis, and Ludovico’s Band, who will be performing Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610.

10 Sep 2019

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The seeds of the outsider

The Bauhaus movement in Germany has been one of the world’s most influential, particularly in the way it taught students how to combine logic and intuition in their artwork.

10 Sep 2019

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Orchestra Victoria celebrates 50 years

Orchestra Victoria’s year-long anniversary celebrations continue next month with a new show coming to Joan Hammond Hall on Southbank Boulevard on October 5.

10 Sep 2019

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PSC wins

Photography Studies College (PSC) staff and students cleaned up at the 2019 AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) last month, winning 19 awards including the coveted Ilford Trophy for highest scoring print.

10 Sep 2019

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Testing Grounds to close for upgrades

Having got the most out of its cubic arts spaces for a variety of creative uses since its last renovation in 2015, Southbank’s Testing Grounds is temporarily shutting for three weeks for an internal renovation.

10 Sep 2019

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Australian Realness

To say a show is about class today could mean almost anything.

10 Sep 2019

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New face at ACCA

The new executive director of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) was named as Claire Richardson last month, four months after the position was made vacant.

10 Sep 2019

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