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I want to create a “Space Bank”

By Adrian Doyle In the 1990s Melbourne was a very different city. It was a suburban city, with elements of the 1950s still holding influence. People would finish work and catch the train home to suburbia – like in John Brack’s Collins St 5pm. However, in the mid 90s there was a clear shift in the way

Our laneways need serious help

By Adrian Doyle So I run the Melbourne Street Art Tours and have done since 2008.  When you go on a tour you meet a street artist at Federation Square and the artist takes you on a tour of the Melbourne laneways giving his/her version of the history of street art, graffiti and Melbourne.  You

That’s amore

By Niccola Anthony Bella the adorable nine-year-old Cavachon – a mix between a Bichon Frise and King Charles Cavalier – lives up to the Italian meaning behind her name. Owners Marni and Luke McNally have lived with Bella in Fitzroy for the past seven years. Originally starting out life with their fur baby in Sale,

Show us the money!

We Live Here calls on all parties to disclose in full all donations from property developers and multinationals including Airbnb. We know the Labor government enjoys a cosy relationship with Airbnb, and we were bitterly disappointed when the Liberal members walked out of State Parliament just before the crucial vote on the so-called short-stay legislation.

Things are heating up

By Laurence Dragomir With the scent of spring well and truly in the air and the promise of summer just around the corner, things are heating up on the construction and development front. SP Setia’s 62-storey, $565 million development mixed-use development at 308 Exhibition St has officially started construction with a ground-breaking ceremony held on-site to

Town Hall Station starts

Long-term changes to Flinders St to build the Metro Tunnel Work has started on building an entrance to the Metro Tunnel’s new underground Town Hall Station at Federation Square.  Sharing an iconic Melbourne intersection with Flinders Street Station, St Paul’s Cathedral and Young & Jackson Hotel, it will improve access to some of the city’s

Precinct  under threat

By Rohan Storey The Little Bourke / Hardware Lane precinct has developed as one of the most lively and busy areas of the CBD, an oasis of low pedestrian scale, historic buildings, that has become an attractive location for cafes, bars, shops, businesses and homes.  You would think that there would be controls in place

Bellavista Terrace

By Chris Mineral Lilting melodies could be heard at the Wheeler Centre on Sunday, October 14 with the awesome “Collective Spirit” poetry show. Poignant, illuminating, insightful poetry. This was a performance of emerging indigenous poets chaired by Ali Cobby Eckermann.  It featured the talented trio, emerging Victorian indigenous poets, Emily-Munro Harrison, Monica Karo and Ryan

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