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10 years on

Issue 11 – February/March 2005
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Chamber update

Marketing your business
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Councillor Profile

The making of a Lord Mayor
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Docklander

Nomad finds a home
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Fashion Image

Fashion

The fashion lane
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Good News Bill

A journey through the past of Docklands
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Health and Wellbeing

The cost of inactivity
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Letters

On river speed limits
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New Businesses Image

New Businesses

Bhoj and Whittles
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Nightlife Image

Nightlife

Local venue rocks
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Pets Corner

Living teddy bear
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We Live Here

Policy on short-stays
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Activism on the docks

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A new exhibition at the Library at the Dock explores the history of activism on Melbourne’s wharves.

Wharfies are recognised as having led the way on a range of social justice issues including the Indonesian independence movement, anti-apartheid and Vietnam War protests.

Nelson Mandela even recognised the support of Melbourne’s waterside workers during a speech he made in Melbourne, following his release from prison.

The Wharfies Support! Social justice activism from the Melbourne docks exhibition looks at the history of activism through photographs, archival documents and oral histories.

It also features a series of large-scale screen-printed posters by artist Oslo Davis in collaboration with designer Zach Beltsos-Russo, which provide an...

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Council keeping an eye on Distributor

The City of Melbourne has foreshadowed that it will oppose the Western Distributor project unless major changes are made to the road’s design.
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Councillors debate tram bridge

The Fishermans Bend tram bridge should take precedence over the existing Yarra’s Edge marina, according to a City of Melbourne councillor.
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Gather around the harbour

Docklands waterways will be on show this month with the annual Melbourne Regatta and Blessing of the Fleet just around the corner.
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Landmark short-stay decision

A landmark Supreme Court decision has paved the way for short-stay accommodation across the state.
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Interesting take on river governance

New Parks Victoria CEO Bradley Fauteux has an interesting perspective on the future governance of the Lower Yarra.
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Alma lunch this month

Take the “Voyage of a Lifetime” this month and help raise funds for the continued restoration of the Alma Doepel.
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Edition - August 2016

Landmark short-stay decision

A landmark Supreme Court decision has paved the way for short-stay accommodation across the state.

04 Aug 2016

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Gather around the harbour

Docklands waterways will be on show this month with the annual Melbourne Regatta and Blessing of the Fleet just around the corner.

04 Aug 2016

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Makeover for Enterprize

Docklands tall-ship Enterprize had a makeover last month, including a new engine.

04 Aug 2016

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Commuter ferry struggling to stay afloat

The Wyndham Harbour to Docklands ferry may be struggling to stay afloat, but a new Portarlington to Docklands service could be Port Phillip Ferries’ saving grace.

04 Aug 2016

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Illuminating the weather

It might look like an apartment building during the day, but as soon as the sun starts to set 888 Collins St is transformed.

04 Aug 2016

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More action on Lacrosse practitioners

The builder and fire safety engineer responsible for the Lacrosse building breached the Building Act and Regulations, according to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA).

04 Aug 2016

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One fewer excuse on governance

The State Government has one less excuse up its sleeve to explain why it can’t introduce a single, independent river authority for the Lower Yarra now.

04 Aug 2016

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New fireworks strategy

City of Melbourne is considering moving its New Year’s Eve fireworks display from the centre of Victoria Harbour to a number of Docklands rooftops.

04 Aug 2016

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Councillors debate tram bridge

The Fishermans Bend tram bridge should take precedence over the existing Yarra’s Edge marina, according to a City of Melbourne councillor.

04 Aug 2016

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Docklands’ new hub for knowledge

A vibrant hub is emerging at the western end of Victoria Harbour, with the recently-opened Knowledge Market at the centre of the buzz.

04 Aug 2016

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Alma lunch this month

Take the “Voyage of a Lifetime” this month and help raise funds for the continued restoration of the Alma Doepel.

04 Aug 2016

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Skating deterrents installed

City of Melbourne has installed skating deterrents to protect the recent updates to Docklands Park.

04 Aug 2016

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The political backwater

Is Docklands Melbourne’s most politically disenfranchised suburb? Voting patterns revealed at the July 2 federal election would suggest so.

04 Aug 2016

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Activism on the docks

A new exhibition at the Library at the Dock explores the history of activism on Melbourne’s wharves.

04 Aug 2016

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Uncovering the Mission’s early origins

Docklands’ Mission to Seafarers last month launched a permanent exhibition telling the untold stories of Melbourne’s maritime history.

04 Aug 2016

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New hotel for NewQuay

NewQuay developer MAB Corporation has secured a deal to construct the largest hotel in the Quest network.

04 Aug 2016

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Networking next month

Docklanders are invited to participate in quality networking at next month’s Docklands Networking Lunch.

04 Aug 2016

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Council keeping an eye on Distributor

The City of Melbourne has foreshadowed that it will oppose the Western Distributor project unless major changes are made to the road’s design.

04 Aug 2016

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Docklands Spaces wraps up

The Docklands Spaces renewal project has officially concluded, after three years of introducing creative and social enterprises to Docklands.

04 Aug 2016

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Docklands social club

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

04 Aug 2016

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New owner for YMCA site

The YMCA has sold its remaining Docklands health club to a new owner with a familiar face.

04 Aug 2016

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Jewellery thief

Police are seeking information about the theft of more than $9000 worth of jewellery from a store in Docklands earlier this year

04 Aug 2016

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Gotta catch ’em all

The “Cow up a Tree” sculpture is a well-known spot along Harbour Esplanade, so it’s only fitting that it is a major location for the social sensation, Pokemon Go.

04 Aug 2016

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Interesting take on river governance

New Parks Victoria CEO Bradley Fauteux has an interesting perspective on the future governance of the Lower Yarra.

04 Aug 2016

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Home run for Docklands

The Melbourne Renegades cricket team recently signed a contract locking in Etihad Stadium as their home turf.

04 Aug 2016

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A winter wonderland

Don’t worry about venturing to the snowfields this winter – there are plenty of chances for some snow fun right here in Docklands.

04 Aug 2016

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Docklands is Beautiful