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10 years on

Issue 11 – February/March 2005
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Away from the desk

Heavenly exercise
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Chamber update

Welcome to 2016
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Councillor Profile Image

Councillor Profile

The making of a Lord Mayor
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Docklander

Play it again Sam
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Fashion

Festival Fashion101
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Good News Bill

Good news from Docklands
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Health and Wellbeing

Health and wellbeing advice
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Letters

Letters from locals
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Mission News

Shelter from the storm
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New Businesses Image

New Businesses

City Residential, Pizze Societe and KX Pilates
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Nightlife Image

Nightlife

Local venue rocks
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North Wharf News

Building bridges
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Pets Corner

Bolt of energy
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Flawed Docklands vacancy rate theory exposed

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Prosper Australia’s flawed analysis of Docklands’ vacancy rate was exposed in December when it published its 2015 “Speculative Vacancies” report.

In a major turn around, Prosper Australia now says the “speculative vacancy” rate in Docklands is around 8.5 per cent after claiming just a year earlier that up to 27 per cent of Docklands apartments were empty.

Prosper Australia calculates vacancy rates by examining how many residences use zero litres of water per day (lpd) over a 12-month period. In addition, residences using less than 50lpd are considered to most likely be vacant and therefore are “speculative vacancies”.

The significantly lower vacancy rate in the 2015 report follows Docklands News’s close scrutiny of the 2014 report, which claimed the...

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New resident advocacy group

A new Docklands-founded advocacy group aims to tackle issues facing inner-city residential apartment dwellers.
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Collins Wharf plan awaiting approval

Victoria Harbour is set to grow, with Lend Lease’s plans for Collins Wharf revealing new mid-rise residential, low-rise commercial and a range of community facilities and parks.
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Doing development differently

There’s a new player in town and he’s shaking up Docklands’ development scene.
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Learn something new

Ever wanted to learn to belly dance? Perhaps yoga is more your thing? Or are you interested in the science behind cycling?
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Alma barge for sale

The Alma Doepel restoration team is looking for a buyer for its floating barge.
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Wonderland flys high in Docklands

The Wonderland Fun Park is here to stay and will be moving to a new home in Docklands.
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Edition - February 2016

Big crowd on Australia Day

Docklands was the place to be on Australia Day, with some 25,000 people making their way to the waterfront.

04 Feb 2016

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E-Gate threatened by road plan

The State Government stands to lose around $200 million and will irrevocably change the future of E-Gate if it proceeds with a proposed road through the planned suburb.

04 Feb 2016

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Flawed Docklands vacancy rate theory exposed

Prosper Australia’s flawed analysis of Docklands’ vacancy rate was exposed in December when it published its 2015 “Speculative Vacancies” report.

04 Feb 2016

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Collins Wharf plan awaiting approval

Victoria Harbour is set to grow, with Lend Lease’s plans for Collins Wharf revealing new mid-rise residential, low-rise commercial and a range of community facilities and parks.

04 Feb 2016

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E-Gate could be sacrificed for no benefit

The State Government is facing a crucial decision about the future of the proposed E-Gate urban redevelopment on 20 ha it owns to the north of Docklands.

04 Feb 2016

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Alma barge for sale

The Alma Doepel restoration team is looking for a buyer for its floating barge.

04 Feb 2016

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New resident advocacy group

A new Docklands-founded advocacy group aims to tackle issues facing inner-city residential apartment dwellers.

04 Feb 2016

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Learn something new

Ever wanted to learn to belly dance? Perhaps yoga is more your thing? Or are you interested in the science behind cycling?

04 Feb 2016

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First 2016 lunch

Don’t forget to book your seat at the first Docklands Networking Lunch of the year.

04 Feb 2016

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United approach to Chinese New Year

As the first step towards putting Melbourne on the world’s Chinese New Year map, the city’s many Chinese community players have this year united under a single brand and have significantly expanded the celebrations.

04 Feb 2016

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Doing development differently

There’s a new player in town and he’s shaking up Docklands’ development scene.

04 Feb 2016

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Wonderland flys high in Docklands

The Wonderland Fun Park is here to stay and will be moving to a new home in Docklands.

04 Feb 2016

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Docklands’ G.O.D. Squad

Don’t let the name fool you – this isn’t a religious group.

04 Feb 2016

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Wait on school news

Local parents are waiting to hear if the State Government believes Docklands needs its own school.

04 Feb 2016

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Outrage over private use of public park

Flinders Wharf residents are outraged by the use of Seafarers Rest as the venue for a pop-up bar.

04 Feb 2016

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New park is music to our ears

Local kids have a new place to play after a unique, musical playground opened at Yarra’s Edge in December.

04 Feb 2016

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New chamber officer

Docklands Chamber of Commerce has appointed a new executive officer.

04 Feb 2016

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Cargo spreads Christmas cheer

NewQuay restaurant Cargo spread some Christmas cheer in December when it hosted the Salvation Army Christmas Day brunch.

04 Feb 2016

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Office burglaries in Docklands

A Docklands office building was targeted in a series of break-ins and burglaries last month.

04 Feb 2016

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Sharing the ‘Cariad’

Melbourne’s own Welsh Church hopes to offer Docklanders the chance to get out on the water onboard its rowing skiff, “Cariad”.

04 Feb 2016

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Community Hub to open

Docklands’ newest community facility, the Community Hub at The Dock, will be officially opened this month.

04 Feb 2016

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New hotel for Docklands

Docklands’ hotel game is heating up with local developer Capital Alliance signing Marriott for its latest project.

04 Feb 2016

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February social club

Get out of your apartment and meet your neighbours this month at the Docklands Social Club.

04 Feb 2016

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Lifestyle Working building gives back

Owners at Docklands’ Lifestyle Working Collins St building gave back to the community in a big way at their end of year function in December.

04 Feb 2016

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Pedestrians seek diverse spaces

Docklands has increased the amount of public space available in inner-Melbourne, but its lack of diversity fails to cater to pedestrians, a recent report has found.

04 Feb 2016

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Auroras take to the harbour

Chances are you saw some fast and furious dragon boat action in Victoria Harbour last month.

04 Feb 2016

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Classical music on the waterfront

Get ready to be immersed in the harmonies of Bach, Mozart, Faure and Wagner when Inventi Ensemble arrives in Docklands this month.

04 Feb 2016

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Docklands is Beautiful