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Forty randomly selected locals to make up City of Melbourne’s “people’s panel” on affordable housing

Forty randomly selected locals to make up City of Melbourne’s “people’s panel” on affordable housing

September 6th, 2023 - David Schout

The City of Melbourne says “now is the time” to create a community panel on the complex issue of affordable housing.

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Council embarks on place-naming process for Fishermans Bend

September 6th, 2023 - Sean Car

The City of Melbourne is inviting locals to share their stories and connections to Fishermans Bend as part of the development of a new place-naming framework for the area.

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“Policy by stealth”: Former Deputy Lord Mayor accuses council of edging out city helipad

September 6th, 2023 - David Schout

The writing is on the wall for the Yarra River helipad, which has operated for more than 50 years.

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City of Port Phillip moves against “Shrine to Sea” bike lanes

September 6th, 2023 - Sean Car

The future of a Victorian Government proposal to connect the new Anzac Station near the Shrine of Remembrance to Port Phillip Bay with separated bike lanes is up in the air amid backlash from City of Port Phillip councillors.

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Late-night barking dogs at popular park prompt council to take action

September 6th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

The City of Port Phillip will recruit a dedicated animal management officer to help address late night excessive dog barking at Eastern Rd Reserve in South Melbourne.

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Council ticks off stage one of Southbank Promenade, but remainder “now anyone’s guess”

August 9th, 2023 - Sean Car

The City of Melbourne has breathed new life into some tired sections of Southbank Promenade, but finishing the remaining planned upgrades may not be achieved for some years.

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Southbank police staff get back parking permits

August 9th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Parking permits have been reissued to staff at Southbank Police Station, just weeks after being removed by the City of Port Phillip.

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New crossings installed in safety win, but blind spot causes some concern

August 9th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Residents have welcomed two new zebra crossings at two busy intersections in Southbank, however the position of one is causing some concern with traffic turning into City Rd.

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Locals, stakeholders endorse city section of Greenline, less convinced about Docklands end

August 9th, 2023 - David Schout

Hundreds of residents and stakeholders have strongly endorsed designs for the eastern “city” section of the City of Melbourne’s flagship Greenline project, but have expressed less certainty about the western “Docklands” end.

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Port Phillip councillor slams Lord Mayor over Disneyland in Fishermans Bend “thought bubble”

August 9th, 2023 - Sean Car

Former Port Phillip Mayor Cr Marcus Pearl has criticised Lord Mayor Sally Capp over her comments in support of a Disneyland theme park in Fishermans Bend, arguing it reflected “the City of Melbourne’s lack of commitment to the precinct”.

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Less than 1km of bike lanes delivered in past year as rollout languishes

July 5th, 2023 - David Schout

New council figures showed its rollout of protected bike lanes was falling well short of promises.

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Southbankers issue report card on budget

July 5th, 2023 - David Schout

Locals have their say on how the council planned to allocate funds over the next 12 months.

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Night-time’s fine, daytime’s not: new committee to bridge city’s economic gap

July 5th, 2023 - David Schout

With the council’s “night-time economy” committee set to lapse, it has shifted focus to boosting day time trade.

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Alison Leighton appointed council CEO

July 5th, 2023 - Sean Car

Having served as acting City of Melbourne CEO following the sudden resignation of former CEO Justin Hanney in 2022, Alison Leighton has officially been appointed to the city’s top job following an independent recruitment process. 

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Miles St open space to be expanded

June 7th, 2023 - Sean Car

The northern side of Miles St, between Dodds and Wells streets in Southbank, will be closed and transformed into a new linear pocket park under a council plan to provide more green space for locals.

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Council delivers record budget, but predicted surplus pushed back

June 7th, 2023 - David Schout

Lord Mayor Sally Capp said the rising cost of living was “central” to this year’s budget, as the City of Melbourne remained in the red.

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No Greenline cash in state budget

June 7th, 2023 - David Schout

The City of Melbourne is relying on big state and federal contributions to fund its “city shaping” Greenline vision, but again missed out on funds from the Victorian Government.

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City of Melbourne stands with Ukraine, cuts ties with Russian city

June 7th, 2023 - David Schout

Lord Mayor Sally Capp said the decision was “not taken lightly” as the council ended a 34-year relationship.

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Deputy Lord Mayor in post-COVID travel first to China

June 7th, 2023 - David Schout

City of Melbourne councillor’s trip to Tianjin marks Australia’s first local government trip to China since 2019.

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Parking overhaul as drivers to pay until 10pm and on Sundays

May 10th, 2023 - David Schout

Free on-street parking on Sundays has been scrapped for drivers coming into the CBD and parts of Southbank, as the City of Melbourne overhauls how it charges motorists.

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