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Beulah explores “urban farm” at its Southbank site

April 18th, 2024 - Sean Car

The developer behind what will be Australia’s tallest tower has announced yet another intriguing activation of its City Rd site while it prepares for construction: a 200sqm pop-up “macrofarm”.


City of Melbourne partners with Origin to deliver community battery

February 2nd, 2024 - Brendan Rees

A community battery aimed at promoting affordable and sustainable energy consumption is set to be installed at the Boyd Community Hub in Southbank.

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New report lays out challenges for electric vehicles in strata

June 7th, 2023 - Sean Car

A new report by peak property body Strata Community Association (SCA) has outlined the unique challenges that strata buildings face in Australia as the world transitions to electric vehicles.

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Survey results back Power Melbourne, as Boyd set to become home to community battery

December 7th, 2022 - Sean Car

The City of Melbourne’s plan to install neighbourhood battery assets throughout the municipality has received strong support following a community survey, with Boyd Community Hub among a list of proposed sites. 

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Huge increase to greening of old buildings needed to hit 2040 net zero target

November 9th, 2022 - David Schout

The current rate of buildings being decarbonised per year was nowhere near that required for the City of Melbourne to reach its commitment of net zero emissions by 2040, a report has revealed.

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Power Melbourne consultation open

October 5th, 2022 - Southbank News

The City of Melbourne is calling on feedback from the local community on potential locations for community batteries in its ambition to transition Melbourne to 100 per cent renewable energy.

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Skyfarm’s potential reimagined with latest partnership

September 7th, 2022 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

Following a partnership between Melbourne Skyfarm and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), the rooftop car park’s urban farm has successfully harvested and donated 650 kilograms of produce to OzHarvest.

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Could MCEC’s roof be the key to unlocking a decarbonised energy system in Southbank?

August 10th, 2022 - Sean Car

A leading expert in renewable energy and advisor to the City of Melbourne’s Power Melbourne program says Southbank could play “an important role” in enabling the next steps in a decarbonised Australian energy system, amid potential plans for an “inner-city solar farm” to be installed on the roof of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).

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Plans for community battery in Southbank

March 9th, 2022 - Sean Car

Federal Member for our local seat of Macnamara Josh Burns has announced that a victorious Labor Government would provide Southbankers with direct access to renewable energy through the installation of a new community battery.

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Southbank local makes sustainability a priority

February 10th, 2022 - Spencer Fowler Steen

When Sara Riva moved to Southbank, she quickly realised there was something missing.

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Freshwater Place makes a splash with top water rating

December 9th, 2021 - Brendan Rees

A Southbank residential building which achieved an impressive feat of saving more than 26 million litres of water a year has been recognised with a top water rating.

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A sustainable seafood party!

March 6th, 2019 - Southbank News

South Melbourne Market's much loved Mussel & Jazz Festival is helping restore Port Phillip Bay's decimated shellfish reefs.

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Solar Southbank

May 8th, 2018 - Southbank News

Southbank could potentially be exclusively powered by solar energy according to the Australian PV Institute (APVI).

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Market goes plastic free

April 11th, 2018 - Southbank News

In an effort to support a more green and sustainable future, the South Melbourne Market is going plastic free.

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Green market

March 8th, 2018 - Sean Car

South Melbourne Market’s innovative organic waste systems have won the Port Phillip Council two separate sustainability awards.

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