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Laneways are not all green

Laneways are not all green

By Sue Saunders, Residents 3000 There are some beautiful laneways in the city of Melbourne.   There are cosy corners to stop for coffee or wander amongst boutique shops whilst admiring the leafy trees and shrubs all around.  Many of the famous lanes have interesting old buildings that add character and a warm connection to

Letters to the Editor – May 2018

Lights out Hats off to the city council for rejecting applications for illuminated high-wall promotional signs along the Yarra. The invasive and coarse light of these advertisements creeps in through the bedroom windows of CBD residents at night. Let Melbourne maintain its sense of decency and prevent it from becoming just another city overrun by

Someone is following

By Rhonda Dredge The Shoalhaven area up the east coast holds a special place in the hearts of even the most jaded nature watchers.  Sea eagles soar, shags sit on rocks and kingfish swim just offshore at dawn. Even humans have left their strange detritus in a series of shipwrecks memorialised in legend. A recent

Towering over the Titles Office

By Rohan Storey, Melbourne Heritage Action The Title Office in Queen St is one of Victoria’s major 19th century public buildings.  It was built in stages between the 1870s and 1880s, until it filled an entire city block, and was designed by JJ Clarke, best known for designing the Old Treasury when he was 19-years-old.

Vertical visions of lord mayoral candidates

By Janette Corcoran Melbourne’s by-election for the lord mayor is fast approaching – but how well do the 14 candidates understand vertical living and what do they offer our burgeoning vertical villages? We vertical dwellers know intimately the appeal and challenges of high-rise living. On the one hand, there are the positives of proximity and

Relationships support technology experience

Having been based in the CBD for 23 years, Digiworld offers unparalleled service and maintains a close relationship with its clients. For CBD business, having an IT sales and service company like Digiworld just around the corner is a terrific bonus, especially for those business that have limited access to IT resources. Digiworld has been

A new identity for the Walk Arcade 

By Laurence Dragomir The long mooted redevelopment of the Walk Arcade looks to finally be progressing following the submission of an application  to DELWP on February 9 for “alterations, additions (including partial demolition) to existing buildings for the purposes of retail premises, residential hotel and gym”.  Located in the heart of the city in the Bourke

Double trouble in harness

By Kathryn Lewis  Kathy Sun and her partner Brendan Lee have been regulars at Flagstaff Gardens for a couple of years since they got Bubble, their Japanese Spitz.  Today they had two energetic pups on their hands as they were also looking after their friend’s Poodle / Cocker Spaniel cross, Oreo. The two dogs were

24-hour construction starting in CBD

In April, the Metro Tunnel project is progressing to start the 24-hour construction activities in the CBD.  We appreciate your support while we undertake these vital works in the city and urge caution around our sites. Please help us support local businesses affected by Metro Tunnel construction by continuing to visit them while works take

Empire of Melbourne

By Adrian Doyle, Blender Studios I have spent some of this month fixing up and re-doing the lanes at the north of the CBD.  We have been painting Lovelands and the Blender Lane. The lanes had begun to look messy and some of the art had been slashed by tags. So we painted over the

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