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10 years on

Little by little for Docklands Rotary
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Away from the desk Image

Away from the desk

The little bent tree
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Docklander

There’s no place like Docklands
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Docklands Secrets

Hello Brindabella
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Fashion

Top five street style trends
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Health and Wellbeing

All good things must come to an end
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Letters

Call-out for residents in cladding affected buildings
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New Businesses

Ultimate Kitchens and Bathrooms; Eyes on Docklands; polepole
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Owners Corporation Law

OC chair wins $120k defamation payout
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Pets Corner

Training a guide dog
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SkyPad Living

High-density cycling
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Street Art

Goodbye from Blender Studios
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We Live Here

Bill defects need to be fixed
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What Women Want - With Abby Crawford Image

What Women Want - With Abby Crawford

Don’t be afraid to stop and have a little nap
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Edition - April 2019

Light show dream is alive

The dream of a permanent fountains and light show in Victoria Harbour is still alive, with the Docklands Chamber of Commerce (DCC) engaging a specialist firm to prepare a business case.

03 Apr 2019

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Flashy plans for dirty creek

The City of Melbourne has put forward ambitious plans to revitalise the Docklands section of Moonee Ponds Creek as a “biodiversity hotspot”.

03 Apr 2019

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Docklands’ crime rate continues to rise

The overall annual crime rate in Docklands continues to rise, according to the latest Crime Statistic Agency (CSA) figures.

03 Apr 2019

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Action Jaxon, our champ

Jaxon Hanley, an 11-year-old Docklands local, will be fighting in the Australian National Muay Thai championships later this year.

03 Apr 2019

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Biggest production of the decade

Victorian Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley visited Docklands Studios in February to meet the crew of US series Preacher.

03 Apr 2019

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New design for LaTrobe St corner

Salta Properties’ proposed hotel and residential complex on the corner of LaTrobe St and Harbour Esplanade has re-emerged with a new “wavy” facade.

03 Apr 2019

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Two more notches on Marvel’s concourse

Marvel Stadium has two more super-hero themed installations on its concourse as of this month – a replica of Thor’s hammer and a Spiderman-themed climbing wall.

03 Apr 2019

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On a Quest to get wet

You’ve got to be careful what you wish for!

03 Apr 2019

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A mural for Malawi

From April 9 to 14, a 40-foot shipping container will be transformed into an African-inspired work of art on Harbour Esplanade to raise funds for a new medical clinic in Malawi.

03 Apr 2019

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Councillors unimpressed with request

City of Melbourne councillors have cast doubt on the future viability of Lendlease’s Collins Wharf development by refusing to endorse a request for more apartments.

03 Apr 2019

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Financial support for garden

The Docklands Community Garden has received a cash injection and ongoing financial support from local business Melbourne Facilities Management (MFM).

03 Apr 2019

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Geelong ferry service

Port Phillip Ferries is to start a direct service between Docklands and Geelong in December.

03 Apr 2019

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Some different histories

“Aboriginal people are forever reminded of European history, but to find Aboriginal history either in the city or the country you have to really go looking for it.”

03 Apr 2019

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Packaged liquor application

An application has been made to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation for a packaged liquor licence at 97 Merchant St, Docklands.

03 Apr 2019

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Market stands the test of time

Having now been operating for a decade, the Docklands Sunday Market has overcome numerous obstacles over the years to become a weekly institution for locals and tourists.

03 Apr 2019

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Election investigation raises more questions than it answers

The Local Government Inspectorate has warned five local property managers for voting in last year’s City of Melbourne election on behalf of landlords.

03 Apr 2019

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New hotel for North Wharf

Developer Riverlee has taken another step towards transforming Northbank, after announcing an international hotel partner for its $450 million mixed-use development Seafarers last month.

03 Apr 2019

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“Watch this space” on panel

Lord Mayor Sally Capp’s heavily-spruiked residents’ panel is suffering a long and protracted labour and, if born, may resemble an entirely different child.

03 Apr 2019

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Councillors call to the political parties

Climate change is at the top of a list of issues the City of Melbourne will present to the major parties contesting the up-coming federal election.

03 Apr 2019

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O’Brien “Icehouse”

O’Brien Group Arena has been renamed O’Brien Icehouse.

03 Apr 2019

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High Line park idea is “progressing”

The City of Melbourne has developed a high-level concept plan in response to Lord Mayor Sally Capp’s pre-election promise of a “high line” park.

03 Apr 2019

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VCAT cladding decision sets “roundabout” precedent

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s (VCAT) Lacrosse decision is both a win for apartment owners and an absolution for builders, despite its convoluted legal expression.

02 Apr 2019

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How to transform a blank canvas

For Development Victoria’s (DV) Simon Wilson, the chance to play a leading role in transforming Docklands from an almost “blank canvas” nearly passed him by.

02 Apr 2019

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Docklands’ volunteers

The Mission to Seafarers is a bit of a Docklands oasis.

02 Apr 2019

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“You’ve got a big problem”: expert

Transport expert Prof Graham Currie last month gave Yarra’s Edge residents a wake-up call on the scale of public transport needed for the Fishermans Bend urban renewal.

02 Apr 2019

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Docklands Community Forum market place

The March 20 Docklands Community Forum, held at Yarra’s Edge, featured a “market place” of local stakeholders with a story to tell.

02 Apr 2019

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George escapes wheel

District Docklands CEO George Karabatsos and his team on March 8 raised more than $30,000 for The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Good Friday Appeal.

02 Apr 2019

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District welcome for students

Exclusive retailer discounts, 60 exhibitors and live entertainment marked the first Docklands International Student Welcome Festival (ISWF) on March 16 and 17.

02 Apr 2019

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Alma mater uncovered

Some family digging has led to fascinating information about a former engineer who served during WWII on the “Alma Doepel”, a 116-year old vessel that continues to be restored in Docklands.

02 Apr 2019

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A quiet room at stadium for autistic kids

Kids with autism can now watch football matches at Marvel Stadium, in a collaborative initiative between St. Kilda Football Club, the AFL, Moose Toys and Amaze, an autism support organisation.

02 Apr 2019

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Hop to it at The District

From Wonder Park and an Easter egg hunt, to Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day, The District Docklands is the ultimate one stop destination for family and friends these school holidays.

02 Apr 2019

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Magic at the lunch table

The biggest Easter lunch in Docklands will likely be the Docklands Community Welcome Lunch at the library.

02 Apr 2019

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Docklands is Beautiful