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10 years on

VicUrban boss quits
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Away from the desk

The little bent tree
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Aboriginal Melbourne

The Koorie Heritage Trust: An interview with Tom Mosby
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Chamber update

Docklands in COVID-safe trading
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Docklander

Docklander nominated for inclusivity award
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Docklands Secrets

Conflicting speeds
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Chinese

关注Docklands港区的未来
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The best read in lockdown
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Owners' Corporation Management

The top three benefits of virtual owners’ corporation meetings
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Fashion

Top five street style trends
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Health and Wellbeing

How to keep your brain healthy
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Letters

A cautionary tale for apartment owners
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History

A Coode time on the Yarra
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Housing All Australians

Government needs to invest in housing now
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Business

A celebration for all occasions
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Owners Corporation Law

Dust continues to settle on the Owners’ Corporation Act (2019) reforms
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Mission to Seafarers Victoria

Mission to Seafarers: Open to everyone from November 4
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Maritime

It’s time to activate Docklands
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Pets Corner

Ty the adorable rescue
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SkyPad Living

Skilling owners’ corporations
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Precinct Perspectives

Stay vigilant, support local
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State MP

After COVID-19: do we want to go back to “normal”?
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Street Art

Goodbye from Blender Studios
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Sustainability

How fast is fast fashion?
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The District

I will meet you at The District under the Melbourne Star
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We Live Here

Short-stays exploit family violence loophole
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Abby's Angle

Let’s think about “freedom” again
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Editions
August 09 Edition Cover

Humanity and the sea - maritime art goes virtual

Humanity and the sea - maritime art goes virtual Image

By Meg Hill 

A portrait of Behrouz Boochani – the outspoken refugee activist who was held in detention by the Australian government for six years – has won a category award in the Mission to Seafarers Victoria’s (MtSV’s) Maritime Art Prize.

The portrait, titled All Men will be Sailors, won artist Benedict Sibley the 2020 emerging artist award in the highly regarded competition in October.

“A main aspect with this work is that it’s inherently political,” Mr Sibley told Docklands News.

“The theme of the exhibition was ‘the relationship of humanity to the sea’ and the way most people have historically come to Australia was from boat.”

Mr Sibley’s parents were both “boat people” – his mother a refugee from Lithuania, and his fa- ther was what Mr Sibley...

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Docklander Jamal Hakim is a councillor!

In what came as the shock result of the 2020 City of Melbourne local government elections, independent candidate and Docklands resident Jamal Hakim has been elected as a councillor.
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Changing the way we dine

Docklanders will be looking forward to a summer of alfresco dining as part of the City of Melbourne’s plan to wake the area from a COVID-19 slumber.
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Hoon trouble continues at Yarra’s Edge

Residents at Yarra’s Edge continue to be disturbed by hoon drivers following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, with cars leaving fresh burnout marks along Lorimer St last month.
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Retail reopens ahead of Christmas trading

Docklands retailers finally got their wish in late October as Premier Daniel Andrews gave the green light to reopen two months out from Christmas.
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Residents still concerned about short-stay

When Melbourne, and then Victoria, re-entered lockdown in July and August, some residents hoped that short-stay operators had been put out of business for at least the medium term, if not for good.
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Docklands Primary School is built!

Construction was completed at Docklands Primary School in October. The school will officially open in time for term one in the new year.
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Edition - November 2020

Sally Capp is back as Lord Mayor

Docklands resident and incumbent Lord Mayor Sally Capp has been returned to the city’s top job by voters for her first full term on council following the City of Melbourne local government elections on October 24.

04 Nov 2020

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Docklands activation strategy advanced

The City of Melbourne and Development Victoria’s (DV’s) long-awaited Docklands activation strategy is understood to be only a few weeks away from being shared with major stakeholders, with some programming expected to begin by year’s end.

04 Nov 2020

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Docklander Jamal Hakim is a councillor!

In what came as the shock result of the 2020 City of Melbourne local government elections, independent candidate and Docklands resident Jamal Hakim has been elected as a councillor.

04 Nov 2020

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A focus on Docklands

Professional focus groups have been researching ways to help shape Docklands’ future.

04 Nov 2020

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FOMO: council’s activation plans revealed

As Victoria slowly emerges from lockdowns, the City of Melbourne will soon look to attract visitors back to the city and its much-loved venues, restaurants and public spaces with a “big old dose of FOMO (fear of missing out)”.

04 Nov 2020

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Docklands Primary School is built!

Construction was completed at Docklands Primary School in October. The school will officially open in time for term one in the new year.

04 Nov 2020

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Hoon trouble continues at Yarra’s Edge

Residents at Yarra’s Edge continue to be disturbed by hoon drivers following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, with cars leaving fresh burnout marks along Lorimer St last month.

04 Nov 2020

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Residents still concerned about short-stay

When Melbourne, and then Victoria, re-entered lockdown in July and August, some residents hoped that short-stay operators had been put out of business for at least the medium term, if not for good.

04 Nov 2020

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Changing the way we dine

Docklanders will be looking forward to a summer of alfresco dining as part of the City of Melbourne’s plan to wake the area from a COVID-19 slumber.

04 Nov 2020

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Another step forward at Digital Harbour

Poly Australia’s new Docklands building is officially the tallest tower in Digital Harbour, a precinct that will soon be a new focus of the suburb’s development.

04 Nov 2020

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Work starts to transform pedestrian link

The temporary walkway on Flinders St near the new Melbourne Quarter precinct closed early last month while construction of an upgraded pedestrian link between Docklands and the CBD takes place.

04 Nov 2020

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Docklands gets a taste of its council candidates

The Docklands Chamber of Commerce (DCC), supported by Docklands News, hosted a meet the Lord Mayoral candidates event via Zoom on Wednesday, October 7 ahead of the local council elections on October 24.

04 Nov 2020

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Humanity and the sea - maritime art goes virtual

A portrait of Behrouz Boochani – the outspoken refugee activist who was held in detention by the Australian government for six years – has won a category award in the Mission to Seafarers Victoria’s (MtSV’s) Maritime Art Prize.

04 Nov 2020

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Lockdown shades of grey

The first day back for Docklands hairdressers after being closed for three months was an emotional affair with long queues and some customers coming out of hibernation with unruly grey hair.

04 Nov 2020

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Docklander recognised for global leadership

Local resident and former Docklands News sustainability columnist Kaushik Sridhar was recently acknowledged in the top 100 of a global ranking on corporate social responsibility (CSR) leadership.

04 Nov 2020

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Goodbye, Festival Hall

The Hillsong Church has purchased Festival Hall after a long period of confusion over the iconic Melbourne venue’s future.

04 Nov 2020

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Retail reopens ahead of Christmas trading

Docklands retailers finally got their wish in late October as Premier Daniel Andrews gave the green light to reopen two months out from Christmas.

04 Nov 2020

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Fishermen return to Docklands

Footy fans might have stayed at home to watch the game but fishermen were ready and willing to travel the distance to Docklands during Grand Final weekend.

04 Nov 2020

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Rough sleeping has not been abolished

There are still people sleeping on the streets of Melbourne despite the measures taken by the state government at the beginning of the pandemic to accommodate rough sleepers in hotel rooms.

04 Nov 2020

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Questions over delays to council housing initiative

A scheme announced by the City of Melbourne more than a year ago to convert a building it owns in the city into accommodation for rough sleepers in collaboration with the corporate and philanthropic sectors has become beset with delays.

04 Nov 2020

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Costco “touched” by loyal customers

Hundreds of happy shoppers converged on the bulk food store Costco after their travel limits were increased to 25 kilometres last month.

04 Nov 2020

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