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10 years on

Goods Shed reaches for the stars and comes out green
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Away from the desk

The little bent tree
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Chamber update

Annual general meeting
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More than dodgy pylons under Central Pier
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Docklands Secrets

Conflicting speeds
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Fashion

Top five street style trends
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Health and Wellbeing

Looking after yourself
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New Businesses

Authentic Greek? Yassas please!
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Owners Corporation Law

New Owners’ Corporation Bill reads like a “favour for mates”
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Pets Corner

First day at the office
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Precinct Perspectives

Community representation for NewQuay
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SkyPad Living

Neighbourhood Watch for vertical villages
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Street Art

Goodbye from Blender Studios
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Sustainability

Making Docklands sustainable
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The District

Windows of The District Docklands
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Blue bikes scrapped ... what next?

Blue bikes scrapped ... what next? Image

By David Schout

After the state government’s decision to scrap the blue bikes scheme, there will soon be no casual cycling options in Docklands.

Just over a year since share bike company oBike packed its bags, the joint state government and RACV blue bike initiative will be removed on November 30 after it found the bikes were being used on average just once a day.

Roads minister Jaala Pulford said the bikes had “reached the end of their functional life” but their removal would in fact be a positive within the inner city.

“By phasing out the bike share scheme we will create more space on our footpaths for pedestrians and bike parking, which is what regular cyclists and pedestrians tell us is needed in the CBD,” she said.

But the government refused to...

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Docklands resident joins the Walk for Prems Image

Docklands resident joins the Walk for Prems

On Sunday, October 27, families across Australia will walk together in support of the 48,000 premature or sick babies born in Australia every year. Docklands resident Haley Orme will be there.
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The hidden museum for an old club Image

The hidden museum for an old club

A little-known museum in Docklands maintains a legacy for the Fitzroy Football Club (FFC) and is offering a special deal for Seniors Week this month.
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E-scooters could be in town for summer Image

E-scooters could be in town for summer

By Meg Hill While the state government is yet to let e-scooters into Melbourne, Lime is gunning for a summer trial in either the City of Melbourne (CoM) or the City of Port Phillip.
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New space is magnetising Image

New space is magnetising

By Edward McLeish Open space turned thriving photography exhibition hub on Wharf St, MAGNET Galleries Melbourne has unveiled its upcoming exhibition plans, which has its president Michael Silver excited.
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Transport experts urge more tram routes from Docklands Image

Transport experts urge more tram routes from Docklands

By David Schout Three new peak-time tram routes from Docklands should be established from 2029 to deal with escalating demand, an independent transport group has said.
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Gallery space for kids Image

Gallery space for kids

Independent Schools Victoria’s (ISV) annual art exhibition was housed at 1 Spring St for years but can now be found at The District Docklands.
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Edition - October 2019

Cleaning our community

A “Spring Clean” of Docklands on Saturday, September 21 represented much more for our community than just a tidy-up of the local area.

01 Oct 2019

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Residents take action against “hoons”

By Sean Car Yarra’s Edge residents are understood to be on the brink of forming a new action group in response to ongoing “hoon” related activity and mass gatherings in the area.

01 Oct 2019

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Central Pier tenants to sue Development Victoria

By Sean Car Businesses say they have been left “bitterly disappointed” by Development Victoria’s (DV’s) decision to close Central Pier until 2020, and will now be pursuing legal action against their landlord.

01 Oct 2019

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A green transformation of our city

Advertorial by Sean Car Director of City Design and Projects at the City of Melbourne, Professor Rob Adams, knows that changing the city doesn’t happen overnight.

01 Oct 2019

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Big property write-downs but Town Hall’s finances remain strong

By Stephen Mayne As the City of Melbourne (CoM) finally gets cracking with its biggest ever investment in the Queen Victoria Market (QVM), the capital city council has just announced an accounting loss for the 2018-19 year of $181 million.

01 Oct 2019

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Recycling resumes

The City of Melbourne and two other local councils restarted household recycling pick-ups on Monday, September 23 after SKM’s biggest processing plant reopened.

01 Oct 2019

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10 years of community gardening

By Sean Car Local volunteers, teachers, parents and students came together to celebrate the Docklands Community Garden’s 10th birthday on September 24.

01 Oct 2019

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New Woolies to open soon at The District

By Spencer Fowler Steen Woolies is adding a new store to Docklands this October creating nearly 100 new jobs.

01 Oct 2019

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A first for residents

Residents of No. 1 Collins Wharf were welcomed with an inaugural residents’ event on September 19.

01 Oct 2019

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Transport experts urge more tram routes from Docklands

By David Schout Three new peak-time tram routes from Docklands should be established from 2029 to deal with escalating demand, an independent transport group has said.

01 Oct 2019

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Chamber to hold AGM

The Docklands Chamber of Commerce (DCC) will hold its annual general meeting (AGM) on October 22 at Neolemonade on Collins St.

01 Oct 2019

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Supporting a cleaner city

The City of Melbourne is offering grants for creative waste management solutions.

01 Oct 2019

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Alma’s sweet 116th

The Alma Doepel and crew will be celebrating the ship’s 116th year on October 11 with a birthday dinner.

01 Oct 2019

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Blue bikes scrapped ... what next?

By David Schout After the state government’s decision to scrap the blue bikes scheme, there will soon be no casual cycling options in Docklands.

01 Oct 2019

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E-scooters could be in town for summer

By Meg Hill While the state government is yet to let e-scooters into Melbourne, Lime is gunning for a summer trial in either the City of Melbourne (CoM) or the City of Port Phillip.

01 Oct 2019

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Carshare offers interim recycling solution

A popular car-share company is working with the City of Melbourne to offer an interim solution to Victoria’s recycling crisis in September.

01 Oct 2019

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Gallery space for kids

Independent Schools Victoria’s (ISV) annual art exhibition was housed at 1 Spring St for years but can now be found at The District Docklands.

01 Oct 2019

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New space is magnetising

By Edward McLeish Open space turned thriving photography exhibition hub on Wharf St, MAGNET Galleries Melbourne has unveiled its upcoming exhibition plans, which has its president Michael Silver excited.

01 Oct 2019

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The hidden museum for an old club

A little-known museum in Docklands maintains a legacy for the Fitzroy Football Club (FFC) and is offering a special deal for Seniors Week this month.

01 Oct 2019

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Docklands resident joins the Walk for Prems

On Sunday, October 27, families across Australia will walk together in support of the 48,000 premature or sick babies born in Australia every year. Docklands resident Haley Orme will be there.

01 Oct 2019

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Fox talks classic cars

Trucking giant Lindsay Fox commented on the state of his classic car collection in Docklands on ABC radio last month.

01 Oct 2019

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Dostoevsky in Docklands

By Spencer Fowler Steen Sentenced to death, exiled in Siberia, involved in scandalous love affairs - Fyodor Dostoevsky’s life was nothing short of dramatic.

01 Oct 2019

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Maritime Art Prize

The 2019 ANL Maritime Art Prize will be open to the public at Mission to Seafarers from October 4 to 20.

01 Oct 2019

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A week of Shakespeare

For a week of September students on semester break learned the ins and outs of Shakespeare at Docklands’ Community Hub.

01 Oct 2019

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Netflix production coming to Docklands

Docklands Studios has scored another massive production and it might be Netflix’s next big hit.

01 Oct 2019

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Thank you Docklands ... LOS3008 has launched!

By Janette Corcoran On Saturday, September 21, Love Our Street Docklands – LOS3008 – officially launched as part of “Spring Clean The City”.

01 Oct 2019

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Docklands Sports Club set to launch junior programs

By David Schout The i’s are being dotted, the t’s are being crossed, and Docklands Sports Club (DSC) is almost set to launch its first junior programs out of Ron Barassi Snr Park.

01 Oct 2019

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We take charge

By Taz Scully - Melbourne Chargers On October 19 and 20, Melbourne Chargers take on WA, NSW, ACT, and SA in the final clash of the National Tier 2 Women’s Ice Hockey season at O'Brien Icehouse.

01 Oct 2019

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