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More green space at Boyd as container is moved on

More green space at Boyd as container is moved on

May 9th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

A shipping container filled with community items next to the Boyd Community Hub in Southbank will be relocated following concern it was taking up precious green space.

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Council to inject $22.5m to expand Normandy Road Reserve

May 8th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

A bold plan to expand Southbank’s Normandy Rd Reserve by 1.2 hectares has been revealed in a City of Melbourne pre-budget announcement in what shapes as a big win for Southbankers.

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Community engagement and construction progress continues for Arts Precinct

May 8th, 2024 - Melbourne Arts Precinct Corporation

The Melbourne Arts Precinct is a bustling hub of activity as construction continues to move forward for the Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation (MAPT).

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La Camera celebrates 25 years at Southgate

May 8th, 2024 - Jack Hayes

The party has started at La Camera to celebrate 25 years at Southgate, with the favourite riverside restaurant marking the milestone with a bumper year of events and festivities.

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New residential tower planned for heart of Southbank

May 8th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

A 25-storey residential tower has been proposed for Southbank under a $70 million plan.

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Locals fight plans for “adult lifestyle meeting place” on City Rd

May 8th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

Thirty residents and business owners have objected to plans for an “adult lifestyle meeting place” to be established in South Melbourne, labelling the proposal as “inappropriate for the area”.

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Push mounts for upgrade of “eyesore” red stairs

May 8th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

The Yarra River Business Association (YRBA) is hoping funding can be found to either remove or revamp the Queensbridge Square’s “eyesore” red stairs ahead of the City of Melbourne’s May budget.

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New 56-storey tower set to add to the Southbank skyline

May 8th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

Construction of a $220 million mixed-use tower in Southbank is set to begin later this year.

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Southbank dads empowered by innovative Dadfit program

May 8th, 2024 - Georgie Atkins

On a mission to “make dadding a team sport”, Dadfit’s five-week program kicked off in Southbank on May 6 at Boyd Community Hub.

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Southbank couple support local artists with new tattoo studio

May 8th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

After investing their savings in their boutique tattoo business just over two years ago, Southbank residents Dylan and Munzo have turned their dream into a reality.

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Debut novel highlights urgent need to address violence against women

May 8th, 2024 - Georgie Atkins

Southbank resident Cedric Saldanha is the author of recently published book, Quest for Freedom, which sheds light on the poignant reality of violence against women in a time where the topic demands urgent attention.

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New public art announcement and pop-up basketball courts open at Melbourne Square

May 8th, 2024 - Jack Hayes

Guardian Lion, an eye-catching nearly 20-metre-wide multi-coloured piece of public art from local artist Troy Emery will soon become a Southbank fixture when installed on Melbourne Square’s Power St-facing wall later this year.

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Six-storey mixed-use tower planned for Montague

May 8th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

The City of Port Phillip has given its endorsement of a proposal for a six-storey mixed-use tower in the Montague Precinct of Fishermans Bend on City Rd, subject to certain conditions.

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Family and community underpins Southbank businessman

May 8th, 2024 - Jack Hayes

Finding a home and community in Southbank was a case of third-time lucky for Mosa Gherjestani.

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Buxton Contemporary presents: The same crowd never gathers twice

May 8th, 2024 - Georgie Atkins

Buxton Contemporary is set to unveil its latest exhibition titled The same crowd never gathers twice, running from May 10 to October 13.

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Marg Alexander reignites her love of photography at PSC

May 8th, 2024 - Georgie Atkins

Marg Alexander, a first-year Bachelor of Photography student at Photography Studies College (PSC), has embarked on a remarkable journey of rediscovering her passion for photography.

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Joel Bray presents new production at Malthouse in May

May 8th, 2024 - Ruixue Su

Aboriginal queer dancer Joel Bray’s new work Homo Pentecostus will be staged at the Malthouse Theatre this month.

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Meet Xiaole Xhan: Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

May 8th, 2024 - Southbank News

Get to know a student’s experience studying at The University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. Xiaole Xhan is studying a Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

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How lovely to see the autumn rains

May 8th, 2024 - Southbank News

Our garden beds have been refreshed ready for autumn and winter planting. Rocket and garlic chives have been very popular, while the chillies and eggplants have struggled in the wind.

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Open space

May 8th, 2024 - Tony Penna

We note some exciting, but interesting, items on the council Future Melbourne Committee agenda for May 7.

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Eva Rothschild at ACCA

Eva Rothschild at ACCA

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A powerful debut

September 6th, 2023 - Rhonda Dredge
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