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City faces new heritage threat

On September 20, the City of Melbourne’s Future Melbourne Committee will have yet another choice to make between the speculative needs of apartment developers and the those of this city’s heritage. A fine, and relatively rare 1882 Victorian era factory-workshop at 488 La Trobe St by the notable architect Thomas Watts is destined for demolition

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The making of a lord mayor

Robert Doyle’s six years as Lord Mayor of Melbourne has benefitted both the city and the man himself. Melbourne has had a highly articulate, hard working and talented champion.  And Cr Doyle has experienced a rehabilitation of sorts and has emerged a better person. This is largely because of the nature of local government.  Although

Street Art

Size does matter

By Lorraine Ellis For the past 18 months I’ve been intrigued and enchanted by the emergence of miniature art pieces on our streets.  So I decided to speak to some of the local exponents of this phenomenon, Joshua Smith, Tinky and Goon Hugs. Joshua Smith, formally a gallery owner in Adelaide, makes frequent trips to

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