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10 years on

New Southern Star revealed
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Away from the desk

The little bent tree
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Docklander

Rapt with life in Docklands
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Docklands Secrets

Conflicting speeds
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Chinese

港区超市 疫情热点
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Critic

A vote for uncertainty
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Owners' Corporation Management

Performance-based alternative solutions the key to cheaper cladding replacement costs
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Fashion

Top five street style trends
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Health and Wellbeing

Four steps to minimise work from home postural pain
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Letters

An open letter to Michael and Andrew Buxton, MAB Corporation
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History

An apple a day keeps the docks busy
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Housing All Australians

Housing for all makes “good business sense”
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Business

Making Docklands City Pharmacy a household name
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Owners Corporation Law

COVID Q&A: Private renovations, cladding rectifications and nuisance from pets
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Maritime

Reflecting on the power of our docks
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Pets Corner

Ty the adorable rescue
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SkyPad Living

Do COVID-19 clouds have a silver or red lining for vertical villages?
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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

Your local delicatessen has arrived!
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We Live Here

Airbnb CEO “has mucked it all up”
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Abby's Angle

Taking the next step
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Editions
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Edition - August 2020

Activation strategy in the works

Development Victoria (DV) and the City of Melbourne are busy working behind the scenes on an activation strategy dedicated specifically for Docklands.

28 Jul 2020

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Pandemic reaches crucial phase as local cases confirmed

Confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases throughout Docklands in July has further emphasised the need for locals to stay at home, wear a mask and socially distance where they can.

28 Jul 2020

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Labor calls for “culture change” at Town Hall

For the first time in recent memory, the Labor Party has formed a serious ticket in its bid for Town Hall in 2020 and its team says it wants to “change the culture” and create a “real city government”.

28 Jul 2020

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Yarra’s Edge site closed for deep cleaning

As the number of COVID-19 cases increases in Melbourne, managers of construction sites are being forced to make some tough decisions and close down sites for deep cleaning.

28 Jul 2020

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New soil disposal rules for tunnel project

New rules on how toxic soil is handled have been released by the state government, in a move that could help break an impasse on the protracted West Gate Tunnel project.

28 Jul 2020

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Enrolments open for Docklands Primary

Docklands Primary School (interim name) is opening its doors in January 2021. Its architectural design and proximity to the city will offer a unique educational opportunity – and enrolments have just opened.

28 Jul 2020

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Plans to transform “ugly” old police HQ

The City of Melbourne has unanimously endorsed designs for partial demolition and redevelopment of the old Police Headquarters building in Docklands.

28 Jul 2020

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Screen industry’s light in Docklands

In October last year, the Victorian Government announced a $46 million investment into an expansion of Docklands Studios. This year, the film and television production industry all but shut down.

28 Jul 2020

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Business help amid “devastating” impact of lockdown

Docklands businesses will benefit from a $20 million lifeline after the state government declared inner-city businesses had been “uniquely hit” by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

28 Jul 2020

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Melbourne Quarter taking shape

The second of Lendlease’s three Melbourne Quarter towers has reached practical completion as the $2.9 billion precinct at Batman’s Hill starts to take shape.

28 Jul 2020

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Ready to fight the virus

As Melbourne takes on the mask to stop the spread of the virus, some trend-setters were already out displaying their prowess on the boardwalk at Yarra’s Edge days before the Thursday deadline.

28 Jul 2020

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Think Pink brings community together

Isolation is difficult enough without the added stress of a breast cancer diagnosis.

28 Jul 2020

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Café reaches out to locals

It’s been a common theme across the country this year: the toughest times can often bring people closer.

28 Jul 2020

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Empty space multiplied by job losses

There were roughly 8400 apartments up for rent in Docklands in mid-July, prompting real estate agents to warn that the property market would not return to normal for a long time.

28 Jul 2020

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Extended building hours continue

Weekday construction work on job sites can continue for 14 hours-a-day during Melbourne’s second coronavirus lockdown, despite growing frustration from affected residents stuck inside.

28 Jul 2020

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Researching underutilised waterways

Swinburne University PhD student Damian Rogers is seeking input from Docklanders as part of his research into activating urban waterways to enhance public space.

28 Jul 2020

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Health provided to workers at home

For anyone working from home, staying active and healthy - both physically and mentally - can be difficult.

28 Jul 2020

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Award-winning dancer takes ballet classes online

Award-winning ballet dancer and Docklands resident Jane Casson knows better than anyone that the show must go on.

28 Jul 2020

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Should government convert empty Airbnbs into affordable housing?

Thousands of short-stay apartments which would usually be full with tourists and visitors have been left vacant, leaving a question mark over what to do with these now indefinitely empty apartments.

28 Jul 2020

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Councillors call to review the City of Melbourne Act 2001

Cr Jackie Watts has led a unanimous push by City of Melbourne councillors calling on new Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane to undertake a review of the City of Melbourne Act 2001.

28 Jul 2020

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Freckelton report released

The findings of a report commissioned by the City of Melbourne investigating claims of sexual misconduct by former Lord Mayor Robert Doyle were made public on July 6 after Victoria Police dropped its investigation last month.

28 Jul 2020

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MAGNET goes online

On the eve of the opening night of MAGNET Galleries’ latest photography exhibition, the Victorian government announced it was reintroducing stage 3 lockdown restrictions.

28 Jul 2020

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Lendlease opens homelessness and housing grants

Coinciding with Homelessness Week in August, Docklands developer Lendlease will put the call out to not-for-profits providing solutions to housing stress and homelessness to apply for a grant via its shared value initiative FutureSteps.

28 Jul 2020

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