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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

On being a Docklands newbie
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Chamber update Image

Chamber update

Boats on the water
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Councillor Profile Image

Councillor Profile

The making of a Lord Mayor
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Docklander Image

Docklander

A boat named Boomerang
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Fashion Image

Fashion

The fashion lane
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Good News Bill Image

Good News Bill

A reflection on Docklands' history
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Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Workout productivity
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Letters Image

Letters

Population problems
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New Businesses Image

New Businesses

Mercedes Benz Melbourne
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Nightlife Image

Nightlife

Local venue rocks
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Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

Rules, rules and more rules
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Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

The gentle whippet
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We Live Here Image

We Live Here

News from We Live Here
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Fountains and Flames extinguished

Fountains and Flames extinguished Image

Docklands is likely to miss out on a major tourism booster after the company behind the Fountains and Flames project confirmed it was seeking new destinations for the installation.  

FCT Flames initially offered the Fountains and Flames show to Docklands as an exclusive, permanent installation but is now looking elsewhere after local stakeholders failed to commit funding.

Around $10 million was needed to build the installation and annual operating costs were expected to be around $600,000.

FCT Flames says the City of Melbourne, State Government and local developers had all been briefed on the project but none of the parties had committed funding.

“We would love to install this attraction in Docklands as it has perfect viewing locations and waterway...

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Extra rate for Collins Wharf Image

Extra rate for Collins Wharf

Future Collins Wharf ratepayers will be hit with an additional rate by the City of Melbourne to fund the continued maintenance of the wharf their homes will be built on.
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E-Gate is saved Image

E-Gate is saved

Concerns the Western Distributor toll road could destroy the E-Gate urban renewal project were quashed last month by the release of new designs for the road.
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Local wharves to live on through Alma Image

Local wharves to live on through Alma

If you’ve spent any time at all in Docklands then you’ve probably heard of the Alma Doepel.
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Fair and equitable would be fine Image

Fair and equitable would be fine

Pictured is the City of Melbourne’s “corporate ad”.
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No independent authority, just yet Image

No independent authority, just yet

Docklands will be waiting at least another two years for the establishment of an independent waterways authority.
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New neighbourhood revealed Image

New neighbourhood revealed

Lend Lease is awaiting planning approval for the residential component of its Melbourne Quarter development in the south-east corner of Docklands.
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Edition - May 2016

No independent authority, just yet

Docklands will be waiting at least another two years for the establishment of an independent waterways authority.

26 Apr 2016

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Fountains and Flames extinguished

Docklands is likely to miss out on a major tourism booster after the company behind the Fountains and Flames project confirmed it was seeking new destinations for the installation.

26 Apr 2016

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Extra rate for Collins Wharf

Future Collins Wharf ratepayers will be hit with an additional rate by the City of Melbourne to fund the continued maintenance of the wharf their homes will be built on.

26 Apr 2016

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Commuter ferry service imminent

A ferry service connecting Docklands with the western suburbs is imminent, with Little Group announcing an official launch date for Port Phillip Ferries.

26 Apr 2016

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No funding for local, public school

Don’t hold your breath on news of a local school in this year’s state budget.

26 Apr 2016

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Docklands keeps growing

Docklands is Melbourne’s fastest growing inner-city area according to recent ABS statistics.

26 Apr 2016

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E-Gate is saved

Concerns the Western Distributor toll road could destroy the E-Gate urban renewal project were quashed last month by the release of new designs for the road.

26 Apr 2016

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CoM considers Distributor

The City of Melbourne has called on the State Government to consider the potential impact of the Western Distributor project on the value of the E-Gate site.

26 Apr 2016

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Esplanade trees are struggling

The avenue of Norfolk Island Pines lining Harbour Esplanade at Docklands is struggling only five years after they were planted.

26 Apr 2016

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Docklands’ jobs are through the roof

The number of jobs in Docklands grew by 39 per cent in 2015 from the year before, according to new data published by a joint report by the Victorian Government and City of Melbourne.

26 Apr 2016

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Fair and equitable would be fine

Pictured is the City of Melbourne’s “corporate ad”.

26 Apr 2016

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Passing the buck on short-stay issue

Residents seeking relief from sharing their apartment buildings with short-term tenants will be disappointed that Consumer Affairs Minister Jane Garrett appears ready to divest herself of the problem.

26 Apr 2016

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Enterprize in the spotlight

Docklands’ resident tall-ship the Enterprize was in the spotlight last month when it took a starring role in an upcoming short-film

26 Apr 2016

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New neighbourhood revealed

Lend Lease is awaiting planning approval for the residential component of its Melbourne Quarter development in the south-east corner of Docklands.

26 Apr 2016

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Premier’s Active April at the YMCA

April emerged as a huge month for YMCA Docklands, with the gym celebrating both National Autism Awareness Month and the Premier’s Active April Campaign.

26 Apr 2016

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Love is in the air!

Docklands’ own Baden Lucas married Meredy Sun in a twilight ceremony at Showtime, South Wharf on Friday April 1.

26 Apr 2016

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Rising sea-levels could see Docklands underwater

Parts of Docklands could be underwater by 2100 according to new climate change modelling released last month.

26 Apr 2016

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We Live Here council panel

Docklands-based association We Live Here is holding a panel discussion with City of Melbourne councillors this month.

26 Apr 2016

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Understanding dementia

Docklanders are invited to attend an information session about dementia at the Library at the Dock this month.

26 Apr 2016

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New EPA boat launched

A new 12-metre, powered catamaran has been launched by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in Docklands last month to monitor water quality around Port Philip Bay and Western Port.

26 Apr 2016

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Spiegeltent networking

Don’t miss out on what is set to be a truly spectacular networking lunch at the Wonderland Spiegeltent.

26 Apr 2016

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May Docklands Social Club

Make sure you put the next Docklands Social Club gathering in your calendar.

26 Apr 2016

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Step inside a whole new world

Have you ever wanted to take a gondola ride through the canals of Venice? Would you like to visit the pyramids in Egypt or take a photo next to the leaning tower of Pisa?

26 Apr 2016

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Design your dream city school

What does your dream city school look like?

26 Apr 2016

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Celebrities move out of NewQuay

Don’t go looking for Kylie, Edna or Graham at NewQuay Piazza. You won’t find them.

26 Apr 2016

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New City Circle trams

The State Government has announced the addition of two more of Melbourne’s iconic W-Class trams to the city’s tram network.

26 Apr 2016

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Protestors gather in Docklands

A crowd of Construction, Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) members protested outside Lend Lease’s Docklands headquarters last month over alleged unpaid wages.

26 Apr 2016

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Learn about fair trade this month

The annual Victorian Fair Trade Festival is coming to Docklands’ library this month.

26 Apr 2016

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Legal action on hold

A group of NewQuay owners have put legal action against their own owners’ corporation (OC) on hold, pending an upcoming annual general meeting (AGM).

26 Apr 2016

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Make time for tea

Local restaurant Berth is gearing up for its annual Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser this month.

26 Apr 2016

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Local wharves to live on through Alma

If you’ve spent any time at all in Docklands then you’ve probably heard of the Alma Doepel.

26 Apr 2016

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Docklands is Beautiful