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Sally Capp bows out on her terms

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Broadcast legend and former senator Derryn Hinch has withdrawn his bid to become the City of Melbourne’s next Lord Mayor just weeks after announcing his candidacy.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

November 7th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

The City of Melbourne is seeking the community’s say on a neighbourhood parking review for Southbank as the council delivers its Parking and Kerbside Management Plan.

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The good, bad, and delayed: Council releases “honest account” of how key projects are tracking

November 7th, 2023 - David Schout

The City of Melbourne has released an appraisal on where it’s falling behind, and what it’s doing well.

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Council executive Roger Teale steps down amid conflict-of-interest concerns

November 7th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

A high-ranking City of Melbourne staff member has announced they will step down from their role after declaring they were “ready to move on” less than three years into their term.

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Council reverts community meetings back to Town Hall

November 7th, 2023 - David Schout

The City of Melbourne has canned a two-year experiment of holding monthly meetings throughout the community, reverting all assemblies back to Town Hall from 2024.

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Councillors rack up big bills to attend meetings and conferences

November 7th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Ratepayers will foot a bill for almost $100,000 to cover City of Melbourne councillor expenses including local travel, conferences, and mobile phone internet costs.

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Community voices pave the way for a better Southbank

November 7th, 2023 - Jamal Hakim

In the bustling heart of Melbourne, Southbank holds a community keen on carving out a brighter future for their neighbourhood.

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Works tracking well for new linear park

October 4th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Significant progress has been made to transform Dodds St in Southbank into a vibrant green space with preparation for mounded gardens starting soon.

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No call yet on Greenline cyclists, construction due to start in April 2024

October 4th, 2023 - David Schout

The City of Melbourne is still considering whether Northbank’s transformation will be cyclist-free, as construction is set to begin after 2024’s Moomba.

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Council wants to keep Arbory Afloat despite raised walkway Greenline designs

September 6th, 2023 - David Schout

Questions emerge about how a popular floating bar would operate as part of elevated footpath designs at Flinders Walk.

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