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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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Docklander

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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Edition - March 2019

Hopes raised for water fireworks

Many Docklanders were delighted in February to see fireworks and dragon boat racing back where they belong – on the water in Victoria Harbour.

28 Feb 2019

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A storm of pain is looming

The threat of short-stay operators taking over residential towers stems from a failure of government regulation.

28 Feb 2019

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Towers targeted for takeovers

Apartment towers are facing takeovers by short-stay apartment operators able to turn them into quasi-hotels.

28 Feb 2019

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Local contribution to search for cure

The recent death of respected local Damien Woodruff has prompted support for research into pancreatic cancer from Docklands Private Collection of Apartments.

28 Feb 2019

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Community picks up slack

The Docklands community has stepped up and taken control of the area’s sports programs after the City of Melbourne’s (CoM) contractor pulled out of Australian operations.

28 Feb 2019

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Tower closer to start date

Preparations are underway for the start of a new commercial tower in LaTrobe St.

28 Feb 2019

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Smoke and mirrors cloud the cladding issue

The Neo200 fire in Spencer St on February 4 reignited public disgust that, five years after Lacrosse, this can still happen. But it will continue to happen until liability is determined.

28 Feb 2019

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Get revved up at Sky Park

Start your engines, there’s a free slot car track coming to Melbourne Quarter to celebrate the Melbourne Grand Prix.

28 Feb 2019

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Lessons to be learned by NAB

The impact of the Royal Commission into banking is beginning to filter down to street level as officers at the NAB are briefed on issues raised about customer hardship, loan defaults and farm debt mediation.

28 Feb 2019

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Angela wants to create great places

Development Victoria’s new chief executive officer (CEO) Angela Skandarajah’s career has, in some ways, paralleled the success of Docklands.

27 Feb 2019

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Corporate growth continues apace

Docklands continues to grow its corporate presence, with insurer QBE and International Workplace Group’s co-working brand, Spaces, among the latest newcomers.

27 Feb 2019

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Table is tops at the Nolan

Nolan tower residents celebrated the acquisition of a “community table” on Friday, February 22.

27 Feb 2019

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Food and Wine Festival

Brunswick’s Noisy Ritual urban winery is bringing winemaking to Docklands, opening a pop-up winery and bar as part of the 2019 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

27 Feb 2019

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Skate protest fizzes

A planned protest by skateboarders against media personality Sam Newman failed to materialise on Sunday, February 16.

27 Feb 2019

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Bolte Precinct plan revised

The City of Melbourne has approved an amended development plan for the Yarra’s Edge Bolte Precinct that includes plans for maritime, public space and wellbeing facilities at the site’s western end.

27 Feb 2019

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North Wharf crane restored

Developer Riverlee has completed its restoration of a heritage-listed crane at North Wharf.

27 Feb 2019

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Voyager underway at Yarra’s Edge

Mirvac has started its $300 million Voyager residential tower at Yarra’s Edge.

27 Feb 2019

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Everyone has a story to tell

Do you have a story or memory in your family archive about the Mission to Seafarers?

27 Feb 2019

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Going home on the ferry

The water is inky and reflecting the colours of the boats. The sun is gleaming in the western sky. A friendly ticket guy is waiting with a joke. The setting is almost too good to be true.

27 Feb 2019

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Sky-farm in the works for Docklands

An old car-park in the Docklands end of Flinders St may be turned into a “sky-farm”, if authorities approve a plan submitted for the works last year.

27 Feb 2019

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Wishing you a happy new year!

Happy Chinese New Year! Huge celebrations have been held for 2019 Lunar New Year in the Docklands and the CBD.

27 Feb 2019

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TedxDocklands

Docklands had its first ever Tedx day at the Library at the Dock on February 21. From now, the event will be held annually in Docklands.

27 Feb 2019

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Social Club

The March Docklands Social Club event is to be held on Wednesday, March 13 at Bhoj in NewQuay.

27 Feb 2019

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All scouts on deck

Docklands welcomed a special set of international visitors on February 19, as Scouts from the People’s Republic of China climbed aboard the Enterprize.

27 Feb 2019

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An educational sea change

For parents in rural areas, a child’s acceptance into a selective senior high school in the city is both exciting and a complication.

27 Feb 2019

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Classic cars on the docks

Some of the state’s finest vintage vehicles descended on Docklands in February, as the Alma Doepel Supporters Club played host to a motor enthusiast meet-up.

27 Feb 2019

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Prisoner fans relive the glory days

An international fan group of ‘80s TV show “Prisoner” have converged on Docklands to celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary.

27 Feb 2019

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Classic cars on the docks

Some of the state’s finest vintage vehicles descended on Docklands in February, as the Alma Doepel Supporters Club played host to a motor enthusiast meet-up.

27 Feb 2019

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Creating an urban village

New CEO of The District Docklands George Karabatsos is very excited about the incredible opportunity that the precinct represents to the futures of both Docklands and Melbourne.

27 Feb 2019

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Park Cinema – March screenings

The final two Park Cinema movie screenings have been announced for March.

27 Feb 2019

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Burger heaven for overnight campers

Self-described “food lover” Joshua Bullock camped out for 20 hours on February 13 to ensure he was first in the queue when Carl’s Junior opened its Docklands store.

27 Feb 2019

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First Collins Wharf tower completed

Residents have started moving in to No. 1 Collins Wharf, the first residential tower in the Collins Wharf precinct in Victoria Harbour.

27 Feb 2019

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Celebrating St Patrick’s Day

Since 1897, St Patrick’s Cathedral has been a key focus for St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

27 Feb 2019

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Neighbour Day in Victoria Harbour

To celebrate Neighbour Day, Docklands residents are invited to a block party in Buluk Park, Victoria Harbour on Sunday, March 31 from 11am – 3pm.

27 Feb 2019

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Calls to dob in drug dealers

Local police and the City of Melbourne on February 14 asked locals to dob in drug dealers.

27 Feb 2019

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Fears lead to fewer fines

Melbourne councillors have been told almost $2 million in parking fines was not collected in the last quarter mainly because of “infringement officers requesting to be paired up over safety concerns”.

27 Feb 2019

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Ice women are tops

Docklands-based Melbourne Ice Women’s (MIW) ice hockey team has won the VicSports Award for the best sporting team for 2018.

27 Feb 2019

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Stars unveil Marvel mural

A new mural and basketball court at Marvel Stadium was christened by Australia’s biggest basketball stars on February 19 in the lead-up to major events at the stadium later this year.

27 Feb 2019

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Docklands is Beautiful