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10 years on

Alma Doepel refit well underway
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Away from the desk Image

Away from the desk

The little bent tree
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Chamber update

School holiday fun
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Docklander

Dan’s a community man
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Fashion

Top five street style trends
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Health and Wellbeing

Modern approach to musculoskeletal pain
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Letters

Tram no Metro - Bike danger
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New Businesses

Tony’s back in business
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Owners Corporation Law

Take more care with your insurance
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Pets Corner

Best of friends
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Precinct Perspectives

My view of Docklands; from NewQuay
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SkyPad Living

Sharing our vertical commons
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Street Art

Goodbye from Blender Studios
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The District

A reading room for our community
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We Live Here

A Royal Commission into industry scandals
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Docklands takes flame

Docklands takes flame Image

Thousands of people flocked to Docklands from June 28 to June 30 for the firelight festival weekend – the celebration of the winter solstice where “fire and water do go together”.

The City of Melbourne estimates more than 60,000 people attended the festival’s third year, where giant flame jets, fire performers, flaming cauldrons and an hourly laser-light show transformed Victoria Harbour. Despite inclement weather on June 29, the event proved a huge success and once again showcased the beauty of our waterfront.

Lord Mayor Sally Capp and Firelight Festival creative director Gill Minervini opened the festival on June 27 with the help of musician and flame artist Blunderbuss Jones.

“More than 800kg of pyrotechnics will be fired from three sites across...

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Sod turned on Voyager

As one of the last remaining pieces of the puzzle in the development of the Yarra’s Edge precinct, developer Mirvac’s launch of its new Voyager residential tower marks a significant milestone for Docklands.
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New ARUP office leads the way

An innovative Docklands office building running on 100 per cent green power has won the Australian Interior Design Award for sustainability advancement.
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Has the community forum run out of steam? Image

Has the community forum run out of steam?

By Meg Hill A year on from the restructuring of the Docklands Community Forum (DCF), it appears the project has stalled from member dropouts and lack of independence or initiative.
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The “gold rush jeweller”

“Because of the publishing house pressures to meet a certain number of pages and edit out much of the history, we end up getting history books that give credit to Prime Ministers and Kings and Queens,” Dr Douglas Wilkie told the Docklands History Group last month.
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Doubts cast on tram bridge

While a bridge through Yarra’s Edge has long been understood as the state government’s preferred tram route to Fishermans Bend, a stretched state budget means that all options are currently on the table.
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Stuck in a tram trance

Almost a year after Etihad Stadium was renamed Marvel Stadium, Melbourne’s trams, tram stops and overhead announcements still refer to its former name.
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Edition - July 2019

Docklands takes flame

Thousands of people flocked to Docklands from June 28 to June 30 for the firelight festival weekend – the celebration of the winter solstice where “fire and water do go together”.

02 Jul 2019

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Has the community forum run out of steam?

By Meg Hill A year on from the restructuring of the Docklands Community Forum (DCF), it appears the project has stalled from member dropouts and lack of independence or initiative.

02 Jul 2019

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Doubts cast on tram bridge

While a bridge through Yarra’s Edge has long been understood as the state government’s preferred tram route to Fishermans Bend, a stretched state budget means that all options are currently on the table.

02 Jul 2019

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Forum recap

The Docklands Community Forum (DCF) was held on June 26 at the Library at the Dock.

02 Jul 2019

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Builders still exempt from cladding bills

A second VCAT ruling on the Lacrosse fire has reinforced builder exemption from flammable cladding and fire damage.

02 Jul 2019

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Crime rise

Latest crime statistics released have revealed that crime in Docklands is on the rise.

02 Jul 2019

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Sod turned on Voyager

As one of the last remaining pieces of the puzzle in the development of the Yarra’s Edge precinct, developer Mirvac’s launch of its new Voyager residential tower marks a significant milestone for Docklands.

02 Jul 2019

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What affects air quality in Docklands?

Can you see the air quality on high rise buildings? Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Victoria senior scientist Paul Torre can.

02 Jul 2019

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The romance of shipwrighting

If he had to choose a tool out of the shipwright’s toolkit, Christian Jones enjoys wielding the wedge.

02 Jul 2019

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Stuck in a tram trance

Almost a year after Etihad Stadium was renamed Marvel Stadium, Melbourne’s trams, tram stops and overhead announcements still refer to its former name.

02 Jul 2019

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ACS relocates to Docklands

Australian Computer Society (ACS) Victoria will relocate to Docklands following the construction of its new offices at 839 Collins St.

02 Jul 2019

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Docklands voters turn Green

Figures from the recent federal election show that for the first time ever, The Greens received the highest number of votes in Docklands.

02 Jul 2019

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Thank you, Shane

Retiring owner and editor of Docklands News Shane Scanlan was given a fitting farewell by our community in his beloved Docklands on June 19, marking the end of a magnificent career serving our suburb and our city.

02 Jul 2019

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Reforms are a “backwards step”

Councillor for the City of Melbourne (CoM) Rohan Leppert has slammed the state government’s proposed changes to multi-member wards as part of its plans for a new Local Government Act.

02 Jul 2019

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Jehovah’s Witnesses are coming en masse

Tens of thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses are again descending on Docklands this year when a three-day international convention is scheduled for Marvel Stadium in November.

02 Jul 2019

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Room to read

Located in the District Docklands, the reading room is a must for local book lovers.

02 Jul 2019

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Artwork here to stay

Did you know that the artwork Sand Dunes by photographer Richard Woldendorp featured on the billboard on the side of Tower 1 in Yarra’s Edge is a permanent fixture?

02 Jul 2019

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Market founder commended

Eileen Fielderling, Docklands Sunday Market founder, was acknowledged for her contribution to the community and awarded a Lord Mayor Commendation on June 27.

02 Jul 2019

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New ARUP office leads the way

An innovative Docklands office building running on 100 per cent green power has won the Australian Interior Design Award for sustainability advancement.

02 Jul 2019

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Berth serves up a Big Tea

On May 23, local restaurant Berth participated in Australian Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea.

02 Jul 2019

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Longing for the Pacific

It’s lunchtime down in the financial sector and young bankers are taking advantage of the rare sunny sky to promenade by the water.

02 Jul 2019

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New charitable partnership

Walker Corporation and Cancer Council Victoria have formed a new charitable partnership to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.

02 Jul 2019

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Role model for cycle power

All around Docklands share cars are waiting – in high-rise car parks and on side streets – to be picked up by their next user.

02 Jul 2019

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Still bent

Docklands’ Marina Tower is a polarising piece of architecture, which evokes strong opinions. But, as much as this photo suggests otherwise, work is not underway to “straighten it out”.

02 Jul 2019

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Councillor calls for more maritime

Docklands marine heritage advocate Cr Jackie Watts wants local TAFE college Kangan to beef up its maritime focus.

02 Jul 2019

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Speed networking

The Docklands Chamber of Commerce (DCC) brought local businesses together on June 26 for a “speed networking” event at Quest NewQuay.

02 Jul 2019

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The “gold rush jeweller”

“Because of the publishing house pressures to meet a certain number of pages and edit out much of the history, we end up getting history books that give credit to Prime Ministers and Kings and Queens,” Dr Douglas Wilkie told the Docklands History Group last month.

02 Jul 2019

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School holidays in Docklands

This school holidays there are plenty of things to see and do around Docklands, from ice skating to reading, Docklands News finds out what’s on to entertain local families.

02 Jul 2019

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Local skater joins Disney on Ice

Local figure skater Georgia Wooderson has been given the chance to tour the globe as part of the travelling ice skating show Disney on Ice.

02 Jul 2019

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Corporate comedy deals with big issues

Everyone wants to be a comedian but not everyone gets a chance, particularly when your day job is in loss prevention or merchandise management.

02 Jul 2019

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Docklands is Beautiful