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Super-sized planning problem

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By Bethany Williams

Walker Corporation has been left red-faced after erecting a 56-tonne sculpture worth around $2.5 million, without the correct planning approval.

Construction of the approximately 80-metre-long artwork “Supersonic” at Collins Square began in March, but the developer is currently seeking an amendment to the planning permit, because the current structure wasn’t approved.

The bright yellow, geometric-shaped structure forms a canopy between Tower One and the Lantern Building at Collins Square and is made up of around 100 pieces.

Docklands News understands that under the current planning permit, Walker Corporation had permission to build an awning-like structure, but not to construct Supersonic.

Docklands News understands that although...

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Time for action on water governance Image

Time for action on water governance

After decades aboard a bureaucratic merry-go-round, Melbourne’s waterfront communities are changing tack in their quest for a new governance regime on the water.
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Fairytale ending to Mustangs’ season Image

Fairytale ending to Mustangs’ season

The Melbourne Mustangs are the 2014 Australian Ice Hockey League champions after scoring a 6-1 victory over crosstown rivals Melbourne Ice to secure their inaugural Goodall Cup win.
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Harbour Town settlement next month

Harbour Town Shopping Centre and the icehouse are expected to change hands in October, with Sydney-based real estate investment group Ashe Morgan to take over both sites.
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Celebrating our waterways Image

Celebrating our waterways

Docklands waterways were highlighted last month during the annual Melbourne Day celebrations.
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Tram link idea from Greens Image

Tram link idea from Greens

A new public transport policy proposed by the Greens would see a regular tram service link Docklands with Footscray.
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Trio to escape for a good cause Image

Trio to escape for a good cause

The Yarra’s Edge community has come together to support the fundraising efforts of three local residents.
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Edition - September 2014

Celebrating our waterways

Docklands waterways were highlighted last month during the annual Melbourne Day celebrations.

04 Sep 2014

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Super-sized planning problem

Walker Corporation has been left red-faced after erecting a 56-tonne sculpture worth around $2.5 million, without the correct planning approval.

04 Sep 2014

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Fears over Collins Square proposal

Village Docklands residents fear their building will become an “isolated ghetto” if plans revealed by Walker Corporation last month are approved.

04 Sep 2014

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Harbour Town settlement next month

Harbour Town Shopping Centre and the icehouse are expected to change hands in October, with Sydney-based real estate investment group Ashe Morgan to take over both sites.

04 Sep 2014

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OC to take short-stay owners to VCAT

The Watergate Owners Corporation (OC) is taking owners of short-stay apartments in its building to VCAT, over alleged breaches of OC rules.

04 Sep 2014

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Picture this

‘Docklands News’ came across painter Stephen Armstrong (pictured) last month as he worked on a piece in preparation for the Mission to Seafarers’ Art Prize and Exhibition.

04 Sep 2014

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Residential plans submitted

Plans for a $400 million residential precinct on the former Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre site were last month submitted to the state planning department.

04 Sep 2014

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Tram link idea from Greens

A new public transport policy proposed by the Greens would see a regular tram service link Docklands with Footscray.

04 Sep 2014

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Name Docklands’ newest park

An AFL and World War 2 legend, a shanty settlement or the captain of the Enterprize?

04 Sep 2014

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Trio to escape for a good cause

The Yarra’s Edge community has come together to support the fundraising efforts of three local residents.

04 Sep 2014

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Goods Shed demolition plan refused

Heritage Victoria has refused a permit application seeking to demolish seven bays of the historic Goods Shed North.

04 Sep 2014

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Local businesses to benefit from Seniors program

Docklands businesses can expect to benefit from an increase in trade from the lucrative seniors market, thanks to the efforts of the Docklands Chamber of Commerce.

03 Sep 2014

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Final phase of Yarra’s Edge

Mirvac has unveiled the final stage of its Yarra’s Edge development, with a new precinct named Wharf’s Entrance announced last month.

03 Sep 2014

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Discover your “backyard”

Docklanders are invited to discover the “backyard” next door at Westgate Park next month.

03 Sep 2014

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Fancy some art with your lunch?

That was the combination served up on Victoria Harbour Promenade last month, with a daily semaphore display at lunchtime each day.

03 Sep 2014

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Time for action on water governance

After decades aboard a bureaucratic merry-go-round, Melbourne’s waterfront communities are changing tack in their quest for a new governance regime on the water.

03 Sep 2014

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More workers near stadium

The stadium precinct will receive a population boost over the next few months with staff moving into the new Medibank building at 720 Bourke St.

03 Sep 2014

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Miss Wonderland arrives

Imagine growing up surrounded by the carnival atmosphere of a fun park.

03 Sep 2014

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Visual connections with the water

A new exhibition opening at the Maritime Porthole Gallery in Docklands this month will explore connections to the water.

03 Sep 2014

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Docklands’children to share their stories

Forget simply reading a book, a new project at the Library at the Dock will allow local children to create their very own storybooks.

03 Sep 2014

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Tick for Batman’s Hill

The City of Melbourne has expressed conditional support for the first of the Batman’s Hill buildings.

03 Sep 2014

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Docklands is the dearest

Dockland is the inner-city’s most expensive apartment market, according to RP Data.

03 Sep 2014

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Happy birthday Sally

When Docklander Sally Hewitt turned 60 last month, the celebrations went for a week.

03 Sep 2014

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Marina upgrade

The City of Melbourne is upgrading Melbourne City Marina after corrosion and structural defects were discovered during an annual inspection.

03 Sep 2014

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Book for lunch

Don’t forget to book your seat at next month’s Docklands Networking Lunch at the Wonderland Spiegeltent.

03 Sep 2014

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Flock to the library

Take a trip across seas and sky in the third of a series of free storytelling events at the library this month.

03 Sep 2014

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Docklands heroin bust

Police arrested a parolee in Docklands last month after $70,000 worth of heroin was found in his possession during a roadblock operation.

03 Sep 2014

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Fairytale ending to Mustangs’ season

The Melbourne Mustangs are the 2014 Australian Ice Hockey League champions after scoring a 6-1 victory over crosstown rivals Melbourne Ice to secure their inaugural Goodall Cup win.

03 Sep 2014

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More reasons to laugh your arts off

The Docklands, Arts, Laughs and Blues Festival is back again next month and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

03 Sep 2014

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