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10 years on

Issue 11 – February/March 2005
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Community Association

Season's greetings from the DCA
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Councillor Profile

If you love it, it's not a chore
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Docklander

Docklands is beautiful
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Docklands Science

Dog communication
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Docklands Secrets

Docklands boundaries
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Fashion

Swimwear galore
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Good News Bill

Reporting from the Chamber of Commerce
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Health and Wellbeing

Stretching, meditation and aquatic activities
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Letters

Vested interests?
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Nightlife

Comedy carnival in Docklands
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North Wharf News

Building bridges
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Pets Corner

Coco's life of luxury
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New project for The Big Umbrella

New project for The Big Umbrella Image

Docklands-based charity The Big Umbrella will soon become a self-sustaining enterprise, with plans to open its own café.

Led by Justin Dickinson, the charity has been based at The Hub since early 2012 and works on both local and international issues affecting marginalised youth and children, including human rights abuses, exploitation, forced labour and homelessness.

According to Mr Dickinson, plans for a café have been in the pipeline for two years and have now been made possible after the charity was made the beneficiary of the How Ball 2014.

The How Ball is held each year, with 100 per cent of the profits donated to the chosen charity.

Mr Dickinson said being selected as a beneficiary of the ball was “a great honour”.

“We’re hoping to use the...

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Chamber ‘adopts’ Alma Image

Chamber ‘adopts’ Alma

The Docklands Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Alma Doepel restoration team in an attempt to raise funds for the completion of the project.
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Terry’s second chance at life Image

Terry’s second chance at life

Yarra’s Edge resident Terry Crews has a new lease on life after beating diabetes.
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Lend Lease pushes residential development Image

Lend Lease pushes residential development

Lend Lease is continuing its move into residential-focused development in Victoria Harbour, with plans for another residential building submitted for planning approval last month.
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Investigation into Docklands fire Image

Investigation into Docklands fire

Material used in the construction of a Docklands apartment building could be to blame for the rapid spread of a fire last month, which caused more than $5 million worth of damage.
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Monumental occasion for Docklands

The stunning Monument Park is being unveiled this month in NewQuay in Docklands.
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Surf park concept floated

A surf park at Central Pier could be built within three years if current support is maintained.
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Edition - Dec 14 - Jan 15

Chamber ‘adopts’ Alma

The Docklands Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Alma Doepel restoration team in an attempt to raise funds for the completion of the project.

02 Dec 2014

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Investigation into Docklands fire

Material used in the construction of a Docklands apartment building could be to blame for the rapid spread of a fire last month, which caused more than $5 million worth of damage.

02 Dec 2014

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Season’s greetings

Dear readers ...

02 Dec 2014

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Jubilation is just around the corner

Get ready for three days of Christmas celebrations when the first annual Jubilation festival comes to Docklands this month.

02 Dec 2014

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Election result is locally significant

Labor’s success at the Victorian state election is likely to have a significant impact on Docklands’ future.

02 Dec 2014

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Get ready to party!

Docklands is again preparing to ring in the new year with a spectacular fireworks display and plenty of entertainment.

02 Dec 2014

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School options for local families

Without a local primary school of their own, Docklands families can now be assured of access to primary schools in surrounding suburbs.

02 Dec 2014

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Surf park concept floated

A surf park at Central Pier could be built within three years if current support is maintained.

02 Dec 2014

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Police tips for a safe festive season

Police have warned Docklanders to be aware of opportunistic theft and to keep their eyes out for suspicious behaviour in the lead up to Christmas and the New Year.

02 Dec 2014

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Melbourne CEO reflects on seven years at the top

After seven years in the top job, the city’s top bureaucrat moves on this month having built a solid relationship with the State Government about the future growth of Docklands.

02 Dec 2014

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Monumental occasion for Docklands

The stunning Monument Park is being unveiled this month in NewQuay in Docklands.

02 Dec 2014

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Park is simply ‘fantastic’

Docklands resident Elma Crosbie thinks Monument Park is ‘fantastic’.

02 Dec 2014

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Branding project complete

Docklands will be promoted as the “city on the waterfront”, following the outcome of a two-month branding project.

02 Dec 2014

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Fresh ideas for Seafarers Rest

An exotic butterfly house, a eucalyptus woodland and platformed steps down to the riverfront are just some of the ways RMIT students would transform Seafarers Rest.

02 Dec 2014

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Parking costs continue to rise

Parking your car in one of the many off-street car parks in Docklands is more expensive than ever.

02 Dec 2014

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Lucas takes out two gongs

Dockland’s Lucas Real Estate team is thrilled to have been recognised as one of the state’s best agencies after winning two awards at the Real Estate Institute of Victoria’s Awards for Excellence.

02 Dec 2014

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Lanes to ease congestion

Travelling from Docklands to the airport and northern suburbs should become easier with plans for new lanes to be added to the Bolte Bridge.

02 Dec 2014

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Explore the port next door

The Port of Melbourne Corporation is again giving Melburnians the chance to see the port from a different perspective, with free boat tours.

02 Dec 2014

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New chairman for Places Vic

Places Victoria has a new chairman, with Planning Minister Matthew Guy last month announcing Tony De Domenico’s appointment to the position.

02 Dec 2014

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Lend Lease pushes residential development

Lend Lease is continuing its move into residential-focused development in Victoria Harbour, with plans for another residential building submitted for planning approval last month.

02 Dec 2014

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Get to know your neighbours

Docklanders are invited to the final Docklands Social Club function for the year on Tuesday, December 9.

02 Dec 2014

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Green rating for Goods Shed

The Goods Shed South has received a 5 Green Star rating, making it one of the oldest heritage buildings in Australia to receive a Green Star rating.

02 Dec 2014

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Terry’s second chance at life

Yarra’s Edge resident Terry Crews has a new lease on life after beating diabetes.

02 Dec 2014

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Recognition for Yarra Point

Docklands’ own Yarra Point tower at Yarra’s Edge has been recognised as Victoria’s best apartment complex.

02 Dec 2014

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Final story for the year

The final installment of the ‘Words on the Wind’ series at Docklands Library is being brought to us by storyteller Roslyn Quin.

02 Dec 2014

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GreenMoney trial a success

A recycling rewards program will be rolled out across Melbourne after a successful trial in Docklands and Southbank.

02 Dec 2014

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Aussie Day fun in Docklands

Docklands will be the centre of Melbourne’s Australia Day celebrations yet again this January.

02 Dec 2014

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Final phase of Collins Square

The last of Walker Corporation’s towers has been submitted for planning approval, with the City of Melbourne last month putting its support behind the proposal.

02 Dec 2014

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New community space at Medibank

Local corporate Medibank last month launched a unique facility for both its workers and the Docklands community.

02 Dec 2014

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Bumper year for Docklands Studios

The past year has been Docklands Studios most successful since the State Government assumed ownership in 2008.

02 Dec 2014

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Shed 4 bites the dust

Docklands’ Shed 4 was demolished last month in preparation for construction of the family services and boating hub on the site.

02 Dec 2014

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Book your seats for final 2014 lunch

The last Docklands Networking Lunch for the year is almost here and, right in the middle of the festive season, is sure to be fun.

02 Dec 2014

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Renegades look to improve in 2015

West Indian star Dwayne Bravo and captain Aaron Finch will lead the Renegades into battle during the 2015 Big Bash League season.

02 Dec 2014

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Docklands ‘vacancy rate’ in doubt

Claims that Docklands’ residential vacancy rate is close to 30 per cent have been put in doubt after Docklands News’s investigation of Prosper Australia’s report.

02 Dec 2014

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Monument Park commentary

Monument Park is our most ambitious art project.

02 Dec 2014

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New project for The Big Umbrella

Docklands-based charity The Big Umbrella will soon become a self-sustaining enterprise, with plans to open its own café.

02 Dec 2014

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