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Words to get by

Words to get by

Rhonda Dredge If you live in the CBD everything you need might be just a block away.  Your morning coffee is a one minute walk up Flinders Lane. Your half-price Monday movie is a short tram ride up Collins St. Groceries can be carried in a shoulder bag. If you have a walking stick and

Blockchain for residential blocks

 “Blockchain will do for transactions what the internet did for information” and thereby change many aspects of our vertical lives.  The claims for blockchain are impressive.  It is widely espoused, for instance, that blockchain will fundamentally disrupt many existing industries, in particular those which “check and balance” our transactions – think accountants and bankers. Some

Welcome to your vertical village

By Janette Corcoran Rolling out the welcome mat is not just for the new arrival. Engaging new residents from the get-go is widely claimed as a good thing to do, but it is often a hit-and-miss affair in our “vertical villages”. However, the cost of not properly engaging our new arrivals from day one (or

Love makes the world go around!

By Susan Saunders On Saturday, November 17 at 6pm, Rafael Camillo (our president) and Adam Velcek were married. What a wonderful occasion for this young couple who have been together for 10 years before the big event! Just 12 months ago when Australia voted “yes” for same sex marriage, that same day, when these two

City Square’s new artwork

The Metro Tunnel Creative Program has unveiled a new art display on the Swanston Street hoarding at the City Square work site. Designed by Melbourne artist Peter Atkins, RAILway is based on the designs of vintage train tickets issued between 1920 and the late 1980s that departed from or arrived into Melbourne. RAILway will remain on display

Looking forward to 2019

By Laurence Dragomir As 2018 draws to a close and the construction industry takes a well-deserved breather over the Christmas New Year break, several projects look set to kick start in one form or another in 2019. First up is ISPT Property’s Vertical City Campus for Victoria University at 364-378 Little Lonsdale St. Having announced

Amphlett Lane

By Chris Mineral Ultra-magnetic, inspiring Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett had an electrifying, sultry stage presence. She was a sassy, dynamic, alluring performer who had the ability to hold the audience in the palm of her hand while, at the same time, exhibit a feisty approach to her band-mates. She had a Piaf-like ability to make

He’s a big boy!

He’s a big boy By Niccola Anthony Named after the Argentinian revolutionary leader, Che Guevara is a five-year-old Great Dane Bullmastiff-cross with a spotted coat and bright blue eyes. But don’t be put off by his size or his steely demeanour, because this fierce-looking pup is gentle giant at heart. Che has been living in

Now Labor can work with residents

We Live Here In the fallout from the state poll we hope that Labor politicians remember that they have been elected to represent people. Both major parties disappointed the electorate by failing to articulate any policies to help residents in strata communities – all 1.6 million of us whose voices have not been and are

Melbourne’s first pop-up theatre

By David Thompson Few theatre-goers pushing through the crowded foyer of the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne take note of the brass plaque beside a door leading to the stalls. The plaque tells how “… George Selth Coppin, Philanthropist and Father of the Theatre in Victoria, Erected the Olympic Theatre on this Site in 1855”. The

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