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10 years on Image

10 years on

Issue 22, October – November 2007
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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

The yachts are on their way!
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Councillor Profile Image

Councillor Profile

The making of a Lord Mayor
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Docklander Image

Docklander

Engage with the student community
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Docklands Secrets Image

Docklands Secrets

Politician disrespects us
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Fashion Image

Fashion

Top five street style trends
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Good News Bill Image

Good News Bill

A journey through the past of Docklands
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Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Holiday activity planning
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Letters Image

Letters

Sharing the enthusiasm
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New Businesses Image

New Businesses

Morgan Brooks & Tolhurst Druce Emerson
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Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

Strata land 2017: The year in review, and predictions for 2018
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Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

A good day for a walk
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SkyPad Living Image

SkyPad Living

Vertical Smarts
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We Live Here Image

We Live Here

Short-stays behind property price pain
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What Women Want - With Abby Crawford Image

What Women Want - With Abby Crawford

If all just give a little more ...
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Minister signs off West Gate Tunnel EES

Minister signs off West Gate Tunnel EES Image

By Sunny Liu

Planning Minister Richard Wynne has signed off West Gate Tunnel’s Environmental Effects Statement (EES) with minor changes suggested for the project.

In his assessment of the road project, Mr Wynne recommends lowering the proposed elevated Wurundjeri Way extension to create a levelled intersection between Dynon Rd and Wurundjeri Way.

In the alternative design, the full signalisation at the interchange will cause delays to vehicles travelling to the south and will likely reduce traffic volume on Wurundjeri Way.

The existing V/Line stabling facility under the proposed elevated extension just east of Dynon Rd will be relocated further west, enabling the extension to be substantially lowered.

Reducing the above-ground height from 10 to 2.6...

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Where are the retirement villages for Docklands high-rise residents? Image

Where are the retirement villages for Docklands high-rise residents?

Over the course of 2017 a group of like-minded consultants have been conceptualising a vertical “multi-age precinct” (MAP) in response to the lack of retirement options and the housing accessibility in the inner city.
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Vacant property tax doubts Image

Vacant property tax doubts

The State Government wants to charge owners’ tax on the 2500 empty residential properties within the City of Melbourne but is vague about how it arrived at that number.
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Come and party Image

Come and party

A first-of-its-kind street festival is taking over Little Docklands Drive and Waterfront Way at The District Docklands on December 16.
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Art that takes a stand Image

Art that takes a stand

A free international exhibition showcasing some big names such as David Arteagoitia, Josl Bergner, Michael Leunig, Shaun Tan and Nick Ut will engage Docklanders with thoughts about peace and war until January 10.
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12-month success story

Social enterprise Whitelion last month celebrated 12 months of turning young lives around via its Wheelly Good Coffee cafe at Library at The Dock.
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Homeless sculpture Image

Homeless sculpture

Development Victoria (DV) is struggling finding a new home for the IOU sculpture, with its second attempt ending in failure last month.
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Edition - Dec 17 - Jan 18

Merry Christmas Docklands

New-parent swans have been proudly showing off their fluffy off-spring around Victoria Harbour.

05 Dec 2017

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Melbourne is the most secretive

The City of Melbourne continues to be the most secretive metropolitan council, with more than a quarter of its decisions being made behind closed doors.

05 Dec 2017

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Commemorating the life of Coen

Momentum is building to commemorate in Docklands the life of Coen Ashton who died aged 20 in October.

05 Dec 2017

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Cladding issue is going nowhere fast

The state government is refining ways to detect flammable cladding and prevent more being installed on buildings in the future, but is doing nothing to determine who should pay for such re-work.

05 Dec 2017

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Docklands’ rising star

Docklander April Goldsby is a rising star in modelling.

05 Dec 2017

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Minister signs off West Gate Tunnel EES

Planning Minister Richard Wynne has signed off West Gate Tunnel’s Environmental Effects Statement (EES) with minor changes suggested for the project.

05 Dec 2017

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Harbour Esplanade centre of the action

Harbour Esplanade will come alive at the end of the month with the arrival of Volvo Ocean Race yachts as well as New Year’s Eve celebrations.

05 Dec 2017

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Targa Florio rally

Docklands was the start and finish points for world-renowned Italian vintage car rally, Targa Florio, as it made its international debut in Victoria in November.

05 Dec 2017

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Where Docklands residents are employed

Many of the Docklands residents are information technology (IT) professionals and bankers, recent census employment data shows.

05 Dec 2017

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Fourth term for Joh Maxwell

Docklands Chamber of Commerce (DCC) president Joh Maxwell has been re-elected for a fourth term.

05 Dec 2017

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Draft framework – A big change

In contributing this article I have thought it best to narrow things down to what’s changed since last time in the 2013/14 period.

05 Dec 2017

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Foley feels the heat over tram bridge

Member for Albert Park Martin Foley felt the heat from Yarra’s Edge residents on November 8 over an apparent broken election promise.

05 Dec 2017

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Mirvac reveals plans

The Docklands Networking Lunch travelled to Yarra’s Edge in November and heard first-hand about developer Mirvac’s plans for the precinct.

05 Dec 2017

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Yarra’s Edge class action

Yarra’s Edge is launching a class action seeking potentially $300 million compensation for diminished property values caused by the proposed tram bridge to Fishermans Bend.

05 Dec 2017

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Huge celebrations for Year of the Dog

Chinese cultural celebrations will stretch from the CBD, through Southbank and into Docklands during next February’s Chinese New Year.

05 Dec 2017

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Homeless sculpture

Development Victoria (DV) is struggling finding a new home for the IOU sculpture, with its second attempt ending in failure last month.

05 Dec 2017

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Banksia revealed

MAB Corporation proudly showed off its quirky Banksia tower on November 30.

05 Dec 2017

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Trams short change local commuters

Commuters and residents in Docklands often face the frustration of being told to get off a tram ahead of their stop due to late running, but Yarra Trams says short shunts are unavoidable.

05 Dec 2017

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Inadequate drainage

Residents have complained about the continuous flooding issue at the underpass on the corner of Wurundjeri Way and Dudley St.

05 Dec 2017

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Support for NewQuay West plan

The City of Melbourne has supported MAB Corporation’s plans to build about 2000 new apartments in five new towers at NewQuay West.

05 Dec 2017

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First MQ residential tower

Lendlease and Mitsubishi Estate Asia are developing Melbourne Quarter’s first residential building, East Tower.

05 Dec 2017

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“Anti-climb device” bid

Channel 7 wants planning permission to install a 16-metre long “anti-climb device” on its rooftop facing Etihad Stadium.

05 Dec 2017

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12-month success story

Social enterprise Whitelion last month celebrated 12 months of turning young lives around via its Wheelly Good Coffee cafe at Library at The Dock.

05 Dec 2017

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The next generation needs Alma Doepel

The struggle to fund the restoration of Docklands-based tall ship Alma Doepel continues to lag behind an ominous timeline.

05 Dec 2017

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Christmas in Docklands

Christmas is fast approaching and Docklands will bring on a variety of Christmas activities for the whole family to enjoy.

05 Dec 2017

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Dream time for visiting students

Visiting Cambodian students Sompeas Sokh and Veun Voan (above) were thrilled to take a flight on the Melbourne Star on November 17.

05 Dec 2017

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History group visits the Mission

The Docklands History Group made a trip to the Mission to Seafarers on November 23 to learn about the rich past and present of Docklands’ local treasure.

05 Dec 2017

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Local off-street parking prices rise once again

The price of parking a car in Docklands has increased for the fourth-straight year at most off-street public car parks.

05 Dec 2017

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Park reserved for non-existent local club

The City of Melbourne has turned down a community soccer club’s request to use Ron Barassi Senior Park as its training venue because a non-existent Docklands sporting club needs to be prioritised.

05 Dec 2017

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The civic heart of Docklands

Over the last three years Library at The Dock has been a hub of culture, art and education for Melbourne residents and visitors.

05 Dec 2017

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Meet a Docklander

After a pop-up trial on Harbour Esplanade in May, the Sunday Streets community event was successfully delivered at Library at The Dock on November 26.

05 Dec 2017

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Park Cinema returns

A much-loved local favourite, Park Cinema is returning to Victoria Harbour at the end of January.

05 Dec 2017

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They come and go …

More Norfolk pine trees along Harbour Esplanade are dying, contrary to the City of Melbourne’s data about the trees’ health.

05 Dec 2017

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Docklands Social Club

The next Docklands Social Club will be held at TAP831in Victoria Harbour from 7pm on Wednesday, December 13.

05 Dec 2017

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Resident photo exhibition

A Docklands resident photo exhibition will be held at The Exchange at Knowledge Market until January 26.

05 Dec 2017

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Where are the retirement villages for Docklands high-rise residents?

Over the course of 2017 a group of like-minded consultants have been conceptualising a vertical “multi-age precinct” (MAP) in response to the lack of retirement options and the housing accessibility in the inner city.

05 Dec 2017

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District welcomes Magnet

Social enterprise Magnet Galleries opened up a second location last month at The District Docklands.

05 Dec 2017

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Art that takes a stand

A free international exhibition showcasing some big names such as David Arteagoitia, Josl Bergner, Michael Leunig, Shaun Tan and Nick Ut will engage Docklanders with thoughts about peace and war until January 10.

05 Dec 2017

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Come and party

A first-of-its-kind street festival is taking over Little Docklands Drive and Waterfront Way at The District Docklands on December 16.

05 Dec 2017

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Anger at bank’s cashless move

Docklands’ Bendigo Bank branch has stopped handling cash, much to the chagrin of some customers.

05 Dec 2017

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Window failure

An apartment window fell from the 10th floor of the M Docklands building, smashing over the Ethihad Stadium concourse ramp on November 14.

05 Dec 2017

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Port Phillip Ferries celebrates success

Port Phillip Ferries celebrated its first anniversary last month after a successful trial year.

05 Dec 2017

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Two suicides

Docklands suffered two water-borne suicides in a week last month.

05 Dec 2017

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Super heroes landed

A group of superheros made their appearance at Central Pier’s tram stop on November 21.

05 Dec 2017

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Mentorship helps emerging artists

Melbourne indie artist and creative producer Yeo Choong is producing a number of musical programs as part of Library at The Dock’s music mentorship initiative.

05 Dec 2017

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Myer HQ sells for $300m

Myer’s headquarters at 800 Collins St was recently sold at a record $300 million, making it a top sale of the Melbourne office market this year.

05 Dec 2017

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Cyber security

Israeli cyber security company CyberGym is to establish its global headquarters and state-of-the-art cyber security training arena in Docklands.

05 Dec 2017

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MSO rocked The Dock

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) performed a blend of Aussie rock and classical repertoire at Library at The Dock on November 9.

05 Dec 2017

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Hockey funding

The Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League (AWIHL) has secured Victorian Government funding to host its final series in Docklands in March.

05 Dec 2017

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A tale of three bridges

Docklands has responded in varied ways to last month’s revelation that it is threatened by three new bridges.

05 Dec 2017

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Vacant property tax doubts

The State Government wants to charge owners’ tax on the 2500 empty residential properties within the City of Melbourne but is vague about how it arrived at that number.

05 Dec 2017

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Teamwork makes the dream!

More than 380 inner-city Melburnians have spent their lunch break competing in the Active Melbourne City Sports netball, basketball and soccer sports competition at the Docklands sports courts.

05 Dec 2017

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Docklands is Beautiful