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Sally Capp: one last chat as Lord Mayor of Melbourne

July 2nd, 2024 - Sean Car

In her final days as Lord Mayor, Sally Capp caught up with Southbank News one last time to reflect on her “extraordinary” journey leading the City of Melbourne through the most challenging period in its history.

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Port Phillip adopts “future proof” budget

July 2nd, 2024 - Jon Fleetwood

The City of Port Phillip has approved its final budget and year four council plan ahead of the 2024-25 financial year as it aims to reduce the burden of the cost-of-living crisis on its ratepayers.

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Council put on notice by the “Penna bear” as more of the open space picture revealed

June 5th, 2024 - Sean Car

As reported in the May edition of Southbank News, the City of Melbourne is proposing a new 1.2-hectare expansion of Normanby Road Reserve, while long-mooted plans for a decking over Citylink appear to be dead and buried. Here is what we know about the future of open space in Southbank …

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Funding plan for Greenline completed as construction gets under way

June 4th, 2024 - Sean Car

The City of Melbourne has finalised an all-important plan for funding its $315 million “city-shaping” Greenline project as Lord Mayor Sally Capp helped mark the beginning of construction at Birrarung Marr on May 23.

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Greening Southbank: seeding community pride and ownership

June 4th, 2024 - Jamal Hakim

In the lively streets of Venice, community gardens bloom with more than just flowers; they blossom with pride and a palpable sense of ownership among the residents who tend them.

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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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Greens preselect candidates for new Montague and Port Melbourne wards

April 17th, 2024 - Sean Car

The Greens have announced the preselection of further candidates ahead of October’s City of Port Phillip local government elections, including for the new local Montague and Port Melbourne wards.

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Sally Capp bows out on her terms

April 3rd, 2024 - Sean Car

Sally Capp, the Lord Mayor who brought a new lease of life, energy, and dynamism to the role at a time when it was needed more than ever, ended weeks of speculation on March 28, announcing she would be resigning come the end of June.

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Greens preselect first Melbourne and Port Phillip councillor candidates

April 3rd, 2024 - Sean Car

The Greens have preselected current councillor and Carlton resident Dr Olivia Ball as its lead candidate ahead of the City of Melbourne elections in October, with West Melbourne resident Karl Hessian revealed as its second candidate on the ballot.

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Derryn Hinch exits the race for Lord Mayor

April 3rd, 2024 - Brendan Rees

Broadcast legend and former senator Derryn Hinch has withdrawn his bid to become the City of Melbourne’s next Lord Mayor just weeks after announcing his candidacy.

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Greenline “set free” by Lord Mayor after councillor raises questions about costs

April 3rd, 2024 - Sean Car

Outgoing Lord Mayor Sally Capp says she is confident her signature Greenline project will “flourish” despite announcing she would not be recontesting October’s local government elections.

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Derryn Hinch to run for Lord Mayor, declaring: “Make Melbourne proud again”

March 5th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

Derryn Hinch, the broadcast legend and former senator, has announced he will contend for the position of Lord Mayor of Melbourne later this year.

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Pedestrian safety biggest issue on online Southbank page

March 5th, 2024 - David Schout

Pedestrian safety has emerged as the biggest issue on a new online Southbank portal, the City of Melbourne has revealed.

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City of Melbourne to install a Stolen Generations marker in Alexandra Gardens

February 20th, 2024 - Sean Car

Peppercorn Lawn in Alexandra Gardens on Wurundjeri Country has been selected as the preferred site for a marker to commemorate the Stolen Generations, which was announced by the City of Melbourne on the 16th anniversary of the National Apology.

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New data shows city economy has “recovered remarkably strongly”

February 7th, 2024 - David Schout

Fresh statistics have painted a positive picture for Melbourne’s economic recovery, although office attendance continues to be a point of contention.

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Lord Mayor says promenade delays “really unacceptable”, admits red stairs “look tired”

December 5th, 2023 - David Schout

Lord Mayor Sally Capp has slammed Southgate redevelopment delays and admitted it was a “misstatement” to say Southbank Promenade works were finished.

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What changes might we see at next year’s City of Melbourne’s elections?

December 5th, 2023 - Sean Car

It sounds a bit cliché to proclaim, “the next term of council could be the most important ever for the City of Melbourne”. After all, every new term of local government is as important as the last.

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Dodds Street park opening pushed back to March

December 5th, 2023 - David Schout

The conversion of roadway into public open space on Dodds Street is set to be completed in March, three months later than scheduled.

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Council looks to secure new open space in Southbank west

December 5th, 2023 - Sean Car

The City of Melbourne has identified Southbank’s western end around Clarendon St as the most acutely in need of new open space.

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Greenline master plan finalised, but completion pushed back to 2030

December 5th, 2023 - David Schout

The four-kilometre Northbank renewal won’t be finished by 2028 as had been hoped.

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Councillor second term report card

Councillor second term report card

October 10th, 2018 - Southbank News
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