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10 years on Image

10 years on

March 2009, Issue 40
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Away from the desk Image

Away from the desk

The little bent tree
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Chamber update Image

Chamber update

The Summer Campaign
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Docklander Image

Docklander

Mona’s enjoying her upside down life
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Docklands Secrets Image

Docklands Secrets

Politician disrespects us
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Fashion Image

Fashion

Top five street style trends
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Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

Flexibility, mobility and wellbeing
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Letters Image

Letters

Well done Sam
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New Businesses Image

New Businesses

70 years later, family business still suits
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Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

Boom, boom, bust and out -
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Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

She’s the boss, and I like it!
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SkyPad Living Image

SkyPad Living

Energy vulnerable vertical villages?
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Street Art Image

Street Art

Goodbye from Blender Studios
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We Live Here Image

We Live Here

Cladding, short-stays and rooming
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Docklands Secret - February 2017

01 Feb 2017

Docklands Secret - February 2017 Image

Docklands is not sinking

The City of Melbourne has assured Docklanders that our suburb is not sinking.

Locals would have noticed the propensity for footpaths around here to fall away from the level of the buildings.

A council spokesperson said: “The Docklands public road and footpath network is built on ground known as Coode Island silts; a type of sub-soil with settlement characteristics that can cause localised subsidence.”

“Buildings in Docklands are supported on piles down to bedrock (about 30m deep), so are unaffected by the sub-soil conditions.”

“The council conducts regular monitoring of the Docklands area and undertakes remedial maintenance works as required to ensure public safety is maintained and roads and footpaths are trafficable.”

“Works to remediate the footpath on the corner of Bourke Street and Seafarers Lane are scheduled to commence shortly.”

“Since the City of Melbourne took over the Docklands area in 2007, we have only recorded incidents of minor subsidence. It is extremely unlikely that the sub-soil conditions will result in any major subsidence to roads or footpaths.”

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