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10 years on Image

10 years on

Issue 11 – February/March 2005
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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

Join us for Bollywood action
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Councillor Profile Image

Councillor Profile

The making of a Lord Mayor
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Docklands Secrets Image

Docklands Secrets

Docklands is not sinking
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Fashion Image

Fashion

Rewind to 1980
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Good News Bill

A journey through the past of Docklands
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Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Regular yoga practise makes sense
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Letters Image

Letters

Letters to the editor - Mar 17
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New Businesses Image

New Businesses

So much more than a gym
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Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

Matters to consider before buying “off the plan”
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Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

Michelle’s perfect pups
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SkyPad Living

3D printing vertical villages
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We Live Here Image

We Live Here

Parliamentary inquiry into short-stays
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What Women Want - With Abby Crawford Image

What Women Want - With Abby Crawford

Dig deep - it’ll be worth it
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Local “superhero” has a bright future

Local “superhero” has a bright future Image

By Sunny Liu

Docklands has its very own Thor to save the day.

Actor, wrestler and personal trainer Andrew Lutomski has been dubbed the “Docklands Thor”.

“A couple of years ago I was stopped by a lady at the post office and she told me I looked a lot like Thor. So I have been cosplaying Thor ever since,” he said.

Mr Lutomski made his first Thor appearance at the 2015 comic convention and wowed the crowd with his uncanny resemblance to the Marvel character.

Just like a regular Docklander, Mr Lutomski uses the tram to get around. But a real-life superhero hopping on a tram surely will grab people’s attention.

“I’m always stopped by people for photos when I’m in my Thor costume. I’m happy to be the local superhero,” he said.

Mr Lutomski made the big...

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Local businesses lend a helping hand

Not-for-profit organisation Olive Kids will hold its annual fundraising dinner on March 19 at Peninsula on Central Pier for the ninth year in a row.
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Vale Denis Setches

It was a who’s who of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) on February 10 when more than 300 mourners gathered at Ringwood to celebrate the life of popular Docklander Denis Setches, who died on February 4.
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Docklands’ very own cinema

Many Docklanders may not realise that we already have a cinema. It happens once a month on a Sunday afternoon at Library at the Dock and is far from mainstream.
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Where is the real power at Town Hall?

There is a great misconception out there that councillors hold the power at City of Melbourne. Alas, truth be told, it is the officers who are really in control.
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How to get rid of the racers?

Ever wonder why some commuting cyclists peel off the Capital City Trail and roar up and down the thundering boards of NewQuay Promenade?
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Council struggling to deliver events

The $500,000 worth of events designed to compensate Docklands for last year’s loss of marketing organisation Destination Docklands are proving difficult to deliver.
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Edition - March 2017

Council struggling to deliver events

The $500,000 worth of events designed to compensate Docklands for last year’s loss of marketing organisation Destination Docklands are proving difficult to deliver.

28 Feb 2017

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Okay, okay! It was a DUCK!

Thanks to everyone who got in touch to let us know that our front page “cygnet” was, in fact, a duckling.

28 Feb 2017

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River committee appointed

The long-awaited, but likely ineffectual, Lower Yarra River Advisory Committee has been appointed.

28 Feb 2017

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Some big names coming to Docklands

Docklands Studios will welcome some big names in the global film scene this year, when shootings for international and local productions like “Stem” and “Winchester” will take place.

28 Feb 2017

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Frame Melbourne

Lendlease has teamed up with RMIT’s school of architecture and design to create a construction site hoarding with a difference.

28 Feb 2017

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Temporary closure for hotel

The Harbour Town Hotel has closed for seven months to allow building works associated with adjacent new cinemas.

28 Feb 2017

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Local businesses lend a helping hand

Not-for-profit organisation Olive Kids will hold its annual fundraising dinner on March 19 at Peninsula on Central Pier for the ninth year in a row.

28 Feb 2017

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Pressure is on for a secondary school too

By next month, Docklanders should know the location of their new state primary school, but lobby group City Schools 4 City Kids is keeping up its pressure for a local secondary school too.

28 Feb 2017

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Where is the real power at Town Hall?

There is a great misconception out there that councillors hold the power at City of Melbourne. Alas, truth be told, it is the officers who are really in control.

28 Feb 2017

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Social Club is building

The next Dockland Social Club event will be on Tuesday, March 14 at Groove Train on the river side of the ANZ Centre in Victoria Harbour.

28 Feb 2017

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Home-away-from-home dinner hits the spot

Local international students gathered in Docklands for a home-away-from-home dinner last month as part of the Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival.

28 Feb 2017

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Plans for old shed on track

Parkour, bouldering, skating, BMX polo, food trucks and multi-purpose courts are leading contenders for the temporary urban recreation space planned for part of the Bolte Precinct West site in Docklands.

28 Feb 2017

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Lees cut ties with WTC

The Lee family has sold its interest in the World Trade Centre, but remains involved in Northbank with its development of Shed 5.

28 Feb 2017

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Susan Riley favoured to return

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has overturned a magistrate’s decision, potentially paving the way for a return to Melbourne City Council of former Team Doyle councillor Susan Riley.

28 Feb 2017

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How to get rid of the racers?

Ever wonder why some commuting cyclists peel off the Capital City Trail and roar up and down the thundering boards of NewQuay Promenade?

28 Feb 2017

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Views sought on distributor

Social scientific researcher Dr Crystal Legacy wants to hear from Docklanders with views about the proposed Western Distributor project.

28 Feb 2017

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Doggies big day out

Docklands’ dog-owner community will converge at Library at the Dock with their four-pawed best friends to celebrate Neighbour Day on March 26.

28 Feb 2017

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Look who’s here

Captain Jack Sparrow (aka Joe Ansalvish) last month dropped into Docklands’ tall ship Enterprize to publicise some upcoming gigs.

28 Feb 2017

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Crawl and Bite at Vic Harbour

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival will bring its popular Crawl ‘n’ Bite series to Victoria Harbour at the end of March.

28 Feb 2017

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Float Alma in 2017

The Alma Doepel Restoration Project has reached the final stage in the restoration of Alma’s hull prior to returning her to the water.

28 Feb 2017

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More offices occupied in Docklands

Docklands’ office vacancy rate is among the lowest in Melbourne, a sign of strong employment and economic growth.

28 Feb 2017

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Local “superhero” has a bright future

Docklands has its very own Thor to save the day.

28 Feb 2017

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Bunjil is on the move

Bunjil will soon be on the move, but he’s not going far.

28 Feb 2017

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Rising dragon-boating star

Ballarat Year 12 student Craig Hagan first started dragon boating at the age of 12 and has been addicted to the sport ever since.

28 Feb 2017

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Docklands’ very own cinema

Many Docklanders may not realise that we already have a cinema. It happens once a month on a Sunday afternoon at Library at the Dock and is far from mainstream.

28 Feb 2017

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Trees continue to die

Norfolk Island Pines, it appears, are dying faster than the City of Melbourne can replace them.

28 Feb 2017

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Council rating windfall

The City of Melbourne is to collect an extra $2.3 million in rates from the Port of Melbourne following a revaluation of the port.

28 Feb 2017

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Seeking solutions to water shortages

Was it an arts event? A conference? A hackathon or maybe a think tank?

28 Feb 2017

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Kiosk almost ready

It’s been completed and idle for months, but the City of Melbourne says the new kiosk on the corner of Bourke St and Harbour Esplanade is almost ready for business.

28 Feb 2017

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Vale Denis Setches

It was a who’s who of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) on February 10 when more than 300 mourners gathered at Ringwood to celebrate the life of popular Docklander Denis Setches, who died on February 4.

27 Feb 2017

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Docklands is Beautiful