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10 years on

October 2008 Issue 36 - Water levels warning for Docklands
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Away from the desk Image

Away from the desk

The little bent tree
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Chamber update Image

Chamber update

Visit Docklands – our brand-new website
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Docklands Secrets

Politician disrespects us
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Fashion Image

Fashion

Top five street style trends
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Health and Wellbeing

Running and walking for health and fitness
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Letters

Letters to the Editor
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New Businesses Image

New Businesses

Feel the vibe with great music
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Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

Electric vehicle charging and the rise of the machines
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Pets Corner

Cyberbuns in Docklands
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SkyPad Living

Ageing in vertical place
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Street Art

New murals popping up everywhere
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We Live Here

Cladding – remove now, pay later?
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Historic crane’s face-lift begins

Historic crane’s face-lift begins Image

Restoration of a 70-year-old wharf crane at the heritage-listed Goods Shed 5 has started.

The 1948 electric travelling crane and its disused industrial waterfront site are recognised as the most intact cargo berth in the Port of Melbourne remaining from the pre-containerisation era.

The crane is set to undergo structural reinforcement and cosmetic restoration by developer Riverlee before being relocated to the eastern end of the shed.

The works are part of Riverlee’s $450 million redevelopment of the Northbank Goods Shed and surrounding land, where it hopes to retain “the unique character and history of the site”.

It purchased the land, located between Spencer St and Charles Grimes Bridge, for $28.5 million from the state government in 2015.

The new...

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Join the local community on Instagram

Docklanders may have noticed a new Instragram page presented by Docklands News (docklands_news). It’s being looked after by John Tadigiri, a young photographer who lives and works in Docklands. These are his stories…
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What a year for Stella Barber

Docklander Stella Barber likes to challenge herself more than most of us.
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Locals invited to join traffic fight

The Docklands community has been invited to join neighbouring West Melbourne in a fight to change aspects of the West Gate Tunnel project.
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Photography for human rights

By Niccola Anthony The cause of human rights has been strengthened following the opening last month of Magnet@Docklands gallery’s latest exhibition “Wolfgang Sievers – 50 Years (1930s – 1980s)”.
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The artist is not present

By Meg Hill Over September Docklands hosted elusive street artist Sunfigo’s first ever gallery exhibition.
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Councillor second term report card

At the end of year two of the current council, CBD News assesses the performance of Melbourne's 11 councillors.
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Edition - October 2018

Locals invited to join traffic fight

The Docklands community has been invited to join neighbouring West Melbourne in a fight to change aspects of the West Gate Tunnel project.

04 Oct 2018

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Encouraging start for new forum

By Shane Scanlan A fresh, new Docklands Representative Group (DRG) took its first tentative steps towards building a stronger local community at the September 19 Docklands Community Forum (DCF).

04 Oct 2018

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Clues say Docklands is all growth

The City of Melbourne’s latest Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE) data highlights Docklands as a growth hotspot – comparing data from 2007 to 2017.

04 Oct 2018

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Guide for migrant entrepreneurs

Docklands co-working space Hatch Quarter continues to provide vital start-up support for migrants with the release of a “playbook”.

04 Oct 2018

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New manager has history

By Shane Scanlan It appears that Development Victoria’s new group head of precincts, Geoff Ward, just can’t stay away from Docklands.

04 Oct 2018

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Docklands’ angel investor

By Shane Scanlan Johnson Zhang is a passionate Docklander ready to turn the long-suffering western end of NewQuay into a business dynamo.

04 Oct 2018

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Docklands family chooses citizenship

The Thakkars, originally from India, became Docklands’ newest Australian citizens at a City of Melbourne citizenship ceremony on August 29.

04 Oct 2018

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Welcome back Hue

Former Harbour Town Hotel manager Hue Ejaz has returned to Docklands with the new Urban Alley Brewery at The District Docklands.

04 Oct 2018

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Living in the fast lane

It seems the older Luke Di Biasi gets, the faster he runs.

04 Oct 2018

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Who makes the big decisions?

City of Melbourne staff recently “advised” councillors that the city would be spending $50 million on revitalising local roads and space in West Melbourne.

04 Oct 2018

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Alma turns 115 this month

Come on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Alma Doepel restoration during Seniors Week.

04 Oct 2018

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Candidates night

The We Live Here lobby group is organising a “meet the candidates” night in Docklands in the lead-up to the November state election.

04 Oct 2018

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Push for Bolte punt

A bicycle punt between South Wharf and NewQuay at the Bolte Bridge has been proposed by the operator of the Westgate Punt.

04 Oct 2018

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Strata dwellers face solar discrimination

While the major political parties are setting out to woo voters with solar subsidies, these policies do little for strata dwellers such as Docklanders.

04 Oct 2018

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Big Apple in Docklands?

By Niccola Anthony Protests against the new Apple flagship store at Fed Square have unearthed an unlikely alternative candidate for the store – Docklands.

04 Oct 2018

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Councillor second term report card

At the end of year two of the current council, CBD News assesses the performance of Melbourne's 11 councillors.

04 Oct 2018

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Photography for human rights

By Niccola Anthony The cause of human rights has been strengthened following the opening last month of Magnet@Docklands gallery’s latest exhibition “Wolfgang Sievers – 50 Years (1930s – 1980s)”.

04 Oct 2018

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Excellence in student design

By Niccola Anthony RMIT students from The Exchange at Knowledge Market are leading the future of design with a strong showing at the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards.

04 Oct 2018

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Capturing the culture clash

By Niccola Anthony Students from the Photography Studies College (PSC) have joined their Japanese counterparts in an exhibition at Library at The Dock’s gallery.

04 Oct 2018

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Historic crane’s face-lift begins

Restoration of a 70-year-old wharf crane at the heritage-listed Goods Shed 5 has started.

04 Oct 2018

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Come to “sea” relationship

The ANL Arts Awards and Exhibition is on again, with a collection of 88 inspiring works on display at the Mission to Seafarers in Flinders St, Docklands until October 26.

04 Oct 2018

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Join the local community on Instagram

Docklanders may have noticed a new Instragram page presented by Docklands News (docklands_news). It’s being looked after by John Tadigiri, a young photographer who lives and works in Docklands. These are his stories…

04 Oct 2018

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More than just ticking the box

By David Schout Reflecting on eight years at the helm as general manager of O’Brien Group Arena, Paul Keisler has a lot to be proud of.

04 Oct 2018

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The Mighty Dragons

By Julie Cantrill In 1922, the first interstate women’s ice hockey tournament was held in Melbourne and the inaugural Gower Cup was won by Victoria against New South Wales

04 Oct 2018

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What a year for Stella Barber

Docklander Stella Barber likes to challenge herself more than most of us.

03 Oct 2018

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The artist is not present

By Meg Hill Over September Docklands hosted elusive street artist Sunfigo’s first ever gallery exhibition.

03 Oct 2018

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Docklands is Beautiful