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The rise and rise of the residential towers

The rise and rise of the residential towers

By Alastair Taylor Headlining news within Melbourne’s CBD this month has been the approval of Aurora Melbourne Central.  The Elenberg Fraser-designed edifice encompasses 941 apartments and 208 services apartments over 92 levels will tower 271 metres above LaTrobe St. Developer UEM Sunrise has engaged Colliers to run its campaign with sales now available. A hop,

If you love it, it’s not a chore

By Shane Scanlan If Cathy Oke was an elite athlete, and not a politician, you’d want her drug-tested. She’s half-way through her second term as a Melbourne city councillor with an impossible work-load, including being a new mum, but shows no sign of burn-out or disinterest. Everyone knows town hall politics is a bruising environment

Northern apartment buying

By Grant Müller Watch out for the neighbours in Melbourne’s CBD North apartment or they could be watching you – from a very close range. Melbourne’s “uni belt” apartment market is about to be hit by a wave of new development with eight new towers in a 500 metre radius of Franklin and Elizabeth streets with

The word on the street

By Chloe Strahan After 15 years of teaching English as a second language overseas, Bruce Matthews has settled back down in Melbourne to continue this work locally. It takes a lot of patience to teach English as a second language, but Bruce says that he is good at what he does. “I work six days

Reasons to smile

By Chloe Strahan Michelle treats her two rescue dogs Kyha and Cody to several walks around the CBD each day. “I am very lucky to have them,” said owner Michelle, 42. The trio frequently visit Flagstaff Gardens for a stroll multiple times a day. “We have a small apartment so I take them for a

Get outdoors

By Kathryn Anderson Wiggle your hips If you prefer sensible shoes to the wheeled variety, then the Salsa Foundation’s intro classes might be more up your alley! As a dance company which is “dedicated to teaching you how to love dancing” the Salsa Foundation has opened its doors to the open air from November to

Swimwear galore

By Laura Timberlake Swimsuits are possibly the worst item of clothing to shop for. Unless you have the perfect body, the experience can often be harrowing and uncomfortable.The stores always seem to have harsh fluorescent lighting that accentuate any flaws and hide the flattering aspects that a pair of bathers might have. But it shouldn’t

His regal highness Phil

Named after a prince but treated like a king, Prince Phillip is lucky enough to get three walks a day with owner Sofia. “I walked him at 5.30am, then we normally get out again around 3.30pm when I finish work. I will probably take him out again after dinner,” Sofia said. Sofia rescued the seven-year-old

Walking works

By Kathryn Anderson Next time take the stairs We all know the benefits of taking the stairs to break up your work day, but have you thought about taking that to the next level? Australia’s biggest vertical race, the annual Eureka Climb, presented by OsteoEze takes place on Sunday, November 15 and by joining in

Stone fruits arrive early this year

By Teage Ezard With spring upon us and summer rapidly approaching, it is the perfect time to try some of the offerings that the warmer season brings. Locally-grown stone fruits are one of my favorites.  The early season bounty is nearly upon us with peaches and nectarines from Queensland and northwestern Australia hitting the market

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