Residents 3000 articles

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

Keeping fit in the CBD

By Sue Saunders, Residents 3000 You live in Melbourne’s CBD? The pre-conception is that your environment, with all the hustle and bustle and compact living could not possibly be healthy, compared to your suburban or country cousins.  Is this so? Ten years ago, when I came to Melbourne from the Noosa Hinterland, a lovely semi-rural

Electric vehicles in the CBD – are you ready?

By Sue Saunders, Residents 3000 What should older buildings do about electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities?   Does your owners’ corporation (OC) know what to do if a resident says they need to charge their EV? As CBD residents, we have a vested interest in encouraging the transfer over to electric vehicles.  Imagine our busy

A greener, more liveable Melbourne?

By Bill Allan, Residents 3000 Giving more voice to residents and clear responsibilities to developers. Cr Nicholas Reece, chair of the City of Melbourne’s (CoM’s) planning portfolio and deputy chair for the environment spoke at the Forum 3000 meeting of Residents 3000 and EastEnders on November 2 at the Kelvin Club. While new to the

Do Tigers eat cheese?

By Sue Saunders, Residents 3000 Tigers fans might eat cheese.  If you were at the Queen Victoria Market on Grand Final Saturday, you must have noticed the many stores decked out in Richmond colours. But the day was extra special for Dennis Husseini. Dennis is the proprietor of the Pavillion store that specialises in high

Behind the scenes – building safety

By Sue Saunders, Residents 3000 As a CBD resident, how aware are you of your building manager’s responsibilities to keep your building safe and secure? The basic areas that need regular attention are provisions to deal with fire, water quality, waste, heating, cooling and ventilation, electrical and gas services, security access and general maintenance. Fire

Cities need to be a big part of the solution

By Sue Saunders, Residents 3000 More than half the world’s population live in cities. The United Nations estimates that five billion people will be living in cities by 2030. According to Scientific American’s special report in its July issue, cities produce 70 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions and they dirty the air, use up

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