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10 years on

Search is on for Docklands Primary
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Away from the desk

The little bent tree
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Chamber update

Upcoming events in Docklands
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Docklander

A great place for a new-born
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Docklands Secrets

Politician disrespects us
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Fashion

Top five street style trends
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Health and Wellbeing

Corporate health and wellbeing
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Letters

Here’s an idea
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New Businesses

Morgan Brooks & Tolhurst Druce Emerson
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Owners Corporation Law

Taking the plunge on defect claims
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Pets Corner

Wonder dachshund
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SkyPad Living

Luv thy NABERS (for apartments)
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Street Art

Cool new artist market
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We Live Here

Uniting against proxy farming and rorts
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Short-term investors not welcome

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Local Docklands developer Mohan Du will no longer sell apartments to investors planning to use them for short-term letting.

An apartment dweller himself, the Capital Alliance CEO said he was taking a stand against short-stays in residential buildings because it was the right thing to do – even if it alienated short-stay investors.

“I’m very happy to be doing that because we don’t want them in the building,” he said. “To put it bluntly, if you want to do short-stay accommodation in one of our projects, you’re not welcome. Don’t buy in it. We don’t want you to buy in it.”

“But if you do want to buy in it, then you’ve got to sign the agreements and the covenants that we set. It’s a free market. If you want us to sell it to you, we can, but these...

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Doubt cast on lord mayoral result

There is doubt over Melbourne’s recent lord mayoral by-election as up to 8313 enrolled voters were potentially denied a vote due to a known electoral flaw.
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Richard Foster “lied to us”

Melbourne councillor Nic Frances Gilley used the occasion of endorsement of the council’s Reconciliation Action Plan 2018–20 on June 5 to accuse former councillor Richard Foster of lying.
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Another blow to maritime industry

Docklands’ maritime industry has been dealt another blow with a South Wharf shed, which has long been earmarked for an on-shore facility, being given over to urban fringe sports for at least five years.
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Let there be Firelight!

The second annual Firelight Festival erupted successfully in Docklands at the end of June.
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It’s time to get serious on governance

It’s ungracious to say “I told you so”. But Parks Victoria was always part of the problem when the state government three years ago gave it “one more chance” to fix our local waterways.
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This is the future

Lord mayor Sally Capp introduced 20 new local leaders at the June 27 Docklands Community Forum (DCF).
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Edition - July 2018

Another blow to maritime industry

Docklands’ maritime industry has been dealt another blow with a South Wharf shed, which has long been earmarked for an on-shore facility, being given over to urban fringe sports for at least five years.

04 Jul 2018

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Short-term investors not welcome

Local Docklands developer Mohan Du will no longer sell apartments to investors planning to use them for short-term letting.

04 Jul 2018

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This is the future

Lord mayor Sally Capp introduced 20 new local leaders at the June 27 Docklands Community Forum (DCF).

04 Jul 2018

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Obituary for our local boating industry

It’s just so sad that no one in authority cares about our local boating industry.

04 Jul 2018

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Making music at The Dock

A number of budding young music producers turned out at The Dock on June 21 for a musical production workshop.

04 Jul 2018

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“Secret” works at primary school site

Work has started on the Docklands Primary School site, but the government is refusing to reveal its timeline.

04 Jul 2018

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Let there be Firelight!

The second annual Firelight Festival erupted successfully in Docklands at the end of June.

04 Jul 2018

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A future for wooden boat building

The Wooden Boat Centre, on the western end of North Wharf, floats along the trajectory of Docklands history – if you take it for granted that a rising tide lifts all boats.

04 Jul 2018

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Doubt cast on lord mayoral result

There is doubt over Melbourne’s recent lord mayoral by-election as up to 8313 enrolled voters were potentially denied a vote due to a known electoral flaw.

04 Jul 2018

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Come out and get social

The next Docklands Social Club event is on Wednesday July 11 at the Woolshed, 161 Harbour Esplanade at 7.00pm.

04 Jul 2018

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How many agencies does it take to change a lightbulb?

Chris Stewart found himself asking this question when he decided to finally file a complaint about the two D4 Docklands Park/Harbour Esplanade tram shelters, which have been sitting in the dark for at least over a year now.

04 Jul 2018

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Richard Foster “lied to us”

Melbourne councillor Nic Frances Gilley used the occasion of endorsement of the council’s Reconciliation Action Plan 2018–20 on June 5 to accuse former councillor Richard Foster of lying.

04 Jul 2018

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Melbourne is still Green

The latest federal electorate redistribution has removed Flemington and Travancore – strong Greens areas – from the seat of Melbourne held by Green MP Adam Bandt.

04 Jul 2018

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Geelong ferry trial

Port Phillip Ferries is looking to expand its Docklands ferry routes, with two free trial dates being scheduled for Geelong this month.

04 Jul 2018

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Mapping from the Star

On June 19, the Melbourne Map team took a flight on the Melbourne Star to view the city from new angles.

04 Jul 2018

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Final office tower tops out

Lendlease’s on June 15 celebrated the topping out of 839 Collins St, Victoria Harbour’s last major commercial building.

04 Jul 2018

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Councillors attempt to lift the veil

In the post-Robert Doyle era, city councillors are attempting to make the City of Melbourne less secretive and more transparent.

04 Jul 2018

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Docklands Studios cranks up

Docklands Studios says it is approaching one of its busiest periods ever in the second half of 2018.

04 Jul 2018

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Container-inspired apartment block

Digital Harbour Holdings has applied for planning permission to build a new 25-storey apartment tower on Harbour Esplanade.

04 Jul 2018

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Docklands crime rate soars

The crime rate in Docklands continues to soar, with the latest figures showing a jump in the overall crime rate of 23.5 per cent in the year to March 31, 2018.

04 Jul 2018

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Not just walking the talk

Premier Yachting put on its own mini-boat show at Yarra’s Edge from June 28 to July 1.

04 Jul 2018

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Run Melbourne road closures

Run Melbourne, a health and fitness event held on Sunday, July 29, will cause some road closures throughout Docklands.

04 Jul 2018

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Consultation on park

Consultation with the local community for usage of Ron Barassi Snr Park started on June 27.

04 Jul 2018

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Open House Docklands guide

Four Docklands locations will be opening up over the weekend of July 28 - 29 for Open House 2018.

04 Jul 2018

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Pet projects show allegiances

As the City of Melbourne in June moved closer to adopting its 2018/19 budget, councillors negotiated extra spending on some “pet” projects.

04 Jul 2018

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Government buys Seven building

Development Victoria (DV) now owns the Channel Seven building in Harbour Esplanade, having last month bought it from motoring body NRMA.

04 Jul 2018

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Local school holiday program

June 30 to July 15

04 Jul 2018

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Docklands growth is “hot”

Docklands has been named as a national “hotspot” in the Housing Industry Association’s (HIA) 2018 report on Population and Residential Building Hotspots.

04 Jul 2018

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Preparing for big stage

Local dragon-boaters DAM (Dragons Abreast Melbourne) Busters are gearing up for an international event in Italy this month.

04 Jul 2018

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Sign up for spring sports

Docklands workers who are interested in playing sports or staying active can register for Active Melbourne City Sports’ (AMCS) spring season up until Monday, July 16.

04 Jul 2018

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It’s time to get serious on governance

It’s ungracious to say “I told you so”. But Parks Victoria was always part of the problem when the state government three years ago gave it “one more chance” to fix our local waterways.

04 Jul 2018

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ANL Maritime Art Awards

The 2018 ANL Maritime Art Awards Exhibition is open for entries.

04 Jul 2018

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Docklands is Beautiful