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Away from the desk

Cheers to the library
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Docklander

It’s a nice view from here
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Docklands Science

Dog communication
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Docklands Writers

The motley crew congregate.
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Fashion

Everything's coming up roses
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Good News Bill

Reporting from the Chamber of Commerce
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Letters

Ditch the tents
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New Businesses

Kingston Management Group and SEALIFE Melbourne Aquarium
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Nightlife

Comedy carnival in Docklands
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North Wharf News

Building communities
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Owners Corporation Law

Incentivising owners
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Pets Corner

Friendly Lily
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What Women Want - With Abby Crawford

Thank you to the unsung heroes
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Short-stay saga continues

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Hopes for an end to the long-running Watergate short-stay case were quashed last month when the Building Appeals Board (BAB) decided the case should proceed to a full hearing.

Lawyers acting for short-stay operator Paul Salter had hoped the case could be resolved by a summary hearing, but during the hearing panel members questioned how they could make a decision without hearing evidence.

It will be the second time a BAB panel has heard evidence on the short-stay case, which dates back to 2012, when Docklands Executive Apartments operator Mr Salter appealed building orders issued by the City of Melbourne in 2011.

In the original case the BAB panel found in favour of the City of Melbourne and upheld the building orders.

The Watergate building is...

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Stink over closed toilets

NewQuay visitors and business owners are frustrated over the closure of the last public toilet in the precinct.
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Excitement from city designer

Docklands is at an “incredibly exciting stage” according to City of Melbourne director of city design Rob Adams.
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Guy shies away from short-stays

Planning Minister Matthew Guy has backed away from the issue of short-stay apartments, despite previously vowing to take action.
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Space and water are our top priorities

The community wants Harbour Esplanade to provide more open space and interaction with the water, according to feedback received during the recent community consultation.
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NBN connection for Dock 5

High-speed internet is coming to Dock 5, with the NBN Co expected to install fibre in the building this month.
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Mystery bubbles raise questions

Giant crabs? A gas leak? Rotting vegetation?
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Edition - July 2014

Docklands to paint the town red

Thousands of people are expected to visit Docklands next month when the AIDS 2014 conference is held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

03 Jul 2014

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It sure is windy in Docklands!

Winter has well and truly set in and Docklands seems windier than ever.

03 Jul 2014

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Putting the ‘community’ back into the forum

The community has claimed ownership of the Docklands Community Forum, with forum representatives now facilitating the meetings.

03 Jul 2014

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Short-stay saga continues

Hopes for an end to the long-running Watergate short-stay case were quashed last month when the Building Appeals Board (BAB) decided the case should proceed to a full hearing.

03 Jul 2014

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Firing up on Friday nights

Docklands is the place to be this winter, with fireworks set to light up the waterfront every Friday night throughout July and August.

03 Jul 2014

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Guy shies away from short-stays

Planning Minister Matthew Guy has backed away from the issue of short-stay apartments, despite previously vowing to take action.

03 Jul 2014

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Stink over closed toilets

NewQuay visitors and business owners are frustrated over the closure of the last public toilet in the precinct.

03 Jul 2014

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Alma Doepel restoration needs more money

Around $1.7 million is needed to complete the restoration of Docklands’ historical three-masted topsail schooner, the Alma Doepel.

03 Jul 2014

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Presidential intrigue in Docklands

Bill and Hillary Clinton are expected to visit Docklands this month, with Victoria Harbour tipped to be a major focus of their visit.

03 Jul 2014

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Excitement from city designer

Docklands is at an “incredibly exciting stage” according to City of Melbourne director of city design Rob Adams.

03 Jul 2014

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Space and water are our top priorities

The community wants Harbour Esplanade to provide more open space and interaction with the water, according to feedback received during the recent community consultation.

03 Jul 2014

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Police raid Docklands hotel room

Police raided a hotel room in Docklands last month following the arrest of two men over a credit card skimming racket.

03 Jul 2014

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Mystery bubbles raise questions

Giant crabs? A gas leak? Rotting vegetation?

03 Jul 2014

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The other side of Docklands

This makeshift camp is probably Docklands’ worst residential address but for couple Trisha and Glen, it is home.

03 Jul 2014

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Monumental art project ready to start

MAB Corporation is behind schedule on its “Monument Park” project but work on the large-scale artwork is expected to begin this month.

03 Jul 2014

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Want to hear a story?

The Library at the Dock is set to host a series of free storytelling shows running from July through to December.

03 Jul 2014

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NBN connection for Dock 5

High-speed internet is coming to Dock 5, with the NBN Co expected to install fibre in the building this month.

03 Jul 2014

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Remedial works for EXO

Lend Lease is installing insulation in the roof of EXO in Victoria Harbour, after temperature changes caused the building to start making strange noises.

03 Jul 2014

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Mural’s fate is unknown

The fate of Adrian Doyle’s controversial artwork at The Quays remains unknown, with residents understood to be divided over the murals.

03 Jul 2014

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Opening doors

Ever wanted to see what happens behind the scenes at Channel 9? Perhaps you’ve never visited the Norla Dome at the Mission to Seafarers?

03 Jul 2014

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Bridge colour transformation

You may have noticed the Bolte Bridge looking greener than usual recently.

03 Jul 2014

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All aboard the artist express

Train journeys can be boring, but as we peer out the windows at the scenery rushing by our brains are often ticking away.

03 Jul 2014

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Sailing back into life

The Docklands Yacht Club is helping people with spinal injuries get their “sea legs” through a unique research program.

03 Jul 2014

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Batman’s Hill to provide link

The Batman’s Hill development will provide an important link between Docklands and the Hoddle grid, according to the City of Melbourne.

03 Jul 2014

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Capture Docklands

Budding photographers and professional snappers are invited to capture the many sides of Docklands over the next two months.

03 Jul 2014

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Funding for Chamber

Docklands Chamber of Commerce last month secured a further 12 months of funding.

03 Jul 2014

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Police seek witnesses

Police are seeking assistance from Docklanders who many have witnessed a break-in at Rise restaurant last month.

03 Jul 2014

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The life and death of a naughty boy

Nude train surfer Jordan Porter achieved his goal of notoriety last month although he was probably not expecting to die in the process.

03 Jul 2014

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Networking in Docklands

What a great networking lunch we had last month. And the next one is shaping up as even better.

03 Jul 2014

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Gold Anchor for Marina YE

Marina YE recently added another achievement to its long list of accolades, when it received Gold Anchor accreditation.

03 Jul 2014

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Boating - My Boat

Top Gun is a top vessel.

03 Jul 2014

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President Emma is scoring goals

Emma Poynton is a busy woman.

03 Jul 2014

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