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10 years on

World change starts at Docklands
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Away from the desk

The little bent tree
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Chamber update

Visit Docklands – our brand-new website
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Your new life starts now
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Docklands Secrets

Politician disrespects us
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Top five street style trends
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Health and Wellbeing

Lifestyle focus – Importance of sleep
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New Businesses

NeoLemonade and Melbourne Cellar Door
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Owners Corporation Law

OCs will be forced to fix the dodgy cladding
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Pets Corner

Cyberbuns in Docklands
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Street Art

Docklands is becoming cool
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We Live Here

Government ignores Airbnb stabbing death
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What Women Want - With Abby Crawford

Some things just sure are meant to be
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Residents let down on short-stay Bill

Residents let down on short-stay Bill Image

By Shane Scanlan

Residents hoping for a legislative solution to short-stay rentals in apartments will have to wait until at least 2021 for their next opportunity following the passing of the Owners Corporation Amendment (Short-stay Accommodation) Bill 2016 on August 8.

The new law won’t come into play until February and the government has said it won’t again revisit the issue until at least two years after that.

The state opposition is promising “serious change to these laws” if it wins the next election but, if actions speak louder than words, it has given little hope to residents, having failed to oppose the government’s new legislation in Parliament.

High-rise residents are appalled that, after four years of inquiry and legislative review, the...

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Organic fertiliser program

An innovative program diverting food waste from landfill and turning it into organic fertiliser is underway in Docklands.
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Council betrays Docklands for $50 million

The City of Melbourne has accepted $50 million from the state government to protect West and North Melbourne and divert even more West Gate Tunnel project traffic into Docklands.
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Reflections on “full pelt”for 100 days

Some 100 days into the lord mayoralty, Sally Capp’s energy is undiminished and her learning along the way has sharpened her capacity to effect change.
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New kid on the Dock

In a nod to its new owners, local resident and Thor impersonator Andrew Lutomski ushered in a new era for the Docklands Stadium.
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Critics lash Melbourne Day

The “invasion day” label, which has controversially dogged Australia Day in recent years, has caught up with the CBD-based Melbourne Day, with immediate consequences.
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Questions over Fishermans Bend governance arrangements

Some local councillors from the City of Port Phillip (CoPP) and the City of Melbourne (CoM) have expressed concerns with the state government’s new governance arrangements for Fishermans Bend.
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Edition - September 2018

Council betrays Docklands for $50 million

The City of Melbourne has accepted $50 million from the state government to protect West and North Melbourne and divert even more West Gate Tunnel project traffic into Docklands.

30 Aug 2018

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Hate stickers cause a stir

A number of stickers from radical feminist group Untameable Shrews have popped up around Docklands over past weeks.

30 Aug 2018

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Ferry service given three-year trial

The state government has forked out $6 million for a three-year ferry trial between Docklands and Geelong.

30 Aug 2018

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Residents let down on short-stay Bill

Residents hoping for a legislative solution to short-stay rentals in apartments will have to wait until at least 2021 for their next opportunity following the passing of the Owners Corporation Amendment (Short-stay Accommodation) Bill 2016 on August 8.

30 Aug 2018

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Reflections on “full pelt”for 100 days

Some 100 days into the lord mayoralty, Sally Capp’s energy is undiminished and her learning along the way has sharpened her capacity to effect change.

30 Aug 2018

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Critics lash Melbourne Day

The “invasion day” label, which has controversially dogged Australia Day in recent years, has caught up with the CBD-based Melbourne Day, with immediate consequences.

30 Aug 2018

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Blockchain moves to Innovation Hub

This month, Blockchain Centre Melbourne will be moving into the Victorian Innovation Hub at the Goods Shed in Docklands.

30 Aug 2018

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Latest views on immersed tube

The battle to convince the authorities of the benefit of an immersed tube rather than three harbour-choking bridges goes on.

30 Aug 2018

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New kid on the Dock

In a nod to its new owners, local resident and Thor impersonator Andrew Lutomski ushered in a new era for the Docklands Stadium.

30 Aug 2018

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Low voter turnout leads to concerns

Political engagement in the City of Melbourne remains significantly behind the state average.

30 Aug 2018

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Woolshed ales for bales

The Woolshed contributed to Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale campaign by donating 60 cents from every pint of selected beers sold in August.

30 Aug 2018

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Uplifting stories to restore Alma

Another $50,000 was raised towards the restoration of tall ship Alma Doepel at a gala lunch the Hotel Windsor on August 24.

30 Aug 2018

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First planks for Alma Doepel

The restoration of Dockland’s Alma Doepel is moving forward, with the team now working on the “below the water” sections.

30 Aug 2018

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Organic fertiliser program

An innovative program diverting food waste from landfill and turning it into organic fertiliser is underway in Docklands.

30 Aug 2018

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At last, a night out

Singer and entertainer Alfredo Malabello is putting on a classy show at Waterfront Venues in NewQuay on Saturday, September 1.

30 Aug 2018

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Approval for Shed 5 development

Riverlee has received development approval for its $450 million redevelopment of the Northbank Goods Shed and surrounding land.

30 Aug 2018

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Docklands Fashion Week

Melbourne Fashion Week has two Docklands events on this month! Check out the details below.

30 Aug 2018

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Questions over Fishermans Bend governance arrangements

Some local councillors from the City of Port Phillip (CoPP) and the City of Melbourne (CoM) have expressed concerns with the state government’s new governance arrangements for Fishermans Bend.

30 Aug 2018

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A fishing extravaganza

A fish-feeding frenzy involving a pair of dolphins and a seal at Marina YE on August 13 proved a popular social media hit.

30 Aug 2018

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Free Tram Zone is here to stay

Melbourne’s Free Tram Zone is here to stay, with tripartisan supported offered by Labor, Liberals and The Greens at a Metropolitan Transport Forum at Melbourne Town Hall on August 13.

30 Aug 2018

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Slip ‘n’ sliding for a great cause

Some school holiday fun at The District Docklands has surpassed expectations and raised over $13,000 for Melbourne charity Kids Under Cover.

30 Aug 2018

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Heritage is digitised for the future

In late 2017, the Mission to Seafarers Victoria sought and received a funding grant from the Helen MacPherson Smith Trust.

30 Aug 2018

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Ice hockey glory beckons in Docklands

The biggest weekend on the Australian ice hockey calendar returns to Docklands this month in what’s set to be two huge days of action.

30 Aug 2018

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September activities at Docklands Art Collective

The Docklands Art Collective is running a range of weekly events throughout August at The District Docklands.

30 Aug 2018

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Warren Joyce leads training session

Melbourne City Football Club and Active Melbourne City Sports (AMCS) collaborated to host a complimentary training session on August 15 for 30 Docklands’ workers who play soccer weekly during their lunch time.

30 Aug 2018

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