CBD Local articles

Lady Potter loves her CBD home

By Sunny Liu The CBD is home to Lady Primrose Potter AC, renowned Australian philanthropist and widow of businessman Sir Ian Potter.  Sir and Lady Potter bought their Spring St apartment back in 1982, when they grew tired of their high-maintenance Toorak house. “We were overseas a great deal. We were probably out of the

CBD is home for at least a while

By Sunny Liu The CBD is 21-year-old Chinese student Yuri Ye’s home for the next two years. Like the thousands of other international students calling the CBD their temporary home, Ms Ye said she would wait and see where life took her but would not likely settle down in Melbourne indefinitely. “I’m not sure if

The CBD is too good to leave

By Sunny Liu Having been living in the CBD for the past 10 years, New Zealander Katy Turbitt said she had witnessed many changes in this high-rise village.  Ms Turbitt said over the 10 years of being a CBD resident, she had noticed the vast city-bound migration among aspiring urban dwellers and the increased availability

Melbourne’s student spirit 

By Chelsea Cucinotta Meet 22-year-old student Jane Lee, whose studies brought her all the way from Singapore to the Melbourne CBD back in 2015.  Jane made the move when she was 19, and said “it was a no-brainer when the University of Melbourne accepted me for the Bachelor of Arts degree”. Since studying history and

The CBD through Juan’s eyes

By David Amaya Since his arrival in Melbourne, Juan Bohada has always been fascinated by everything he sees in the CBD.  The mix of cultures, languages, faces and colours inspired him to grab his camera and capture the essence of this dynamic city. Mr Bohada became a CBD local two years ago when he started

Home away from home

By Sunny Liu David Amaya came from Columbia to the Melbourne CBD two years ago as a tourist and is now a long-term “CBD local”.  “When you first come to a new city, you are a tourist. You only start living after you get over all the tourist attractions,” he said. Becoming a “local” in

City ambassador

Melanie Ashe said she was surprised by the rich sense of community when she moved to the CBD nine years ago.  After many years living in the suburbs, Ms Ashe was not expecting to make friends so quickly in the CBD. “Everyone seems to know each other around here, and that was a huge surprise.

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