Residents 3000 articles

AGM with a difference

By Sue Saunders Residents 3000 welcomed Sally Capp, Mayor of the City of Melbourne to its AGM followed by a serenading accordionist and refreshments.    Sally Capp let residents know the initiatives she has been able to encourage, since being elected to office last May.  Residents sought a progress report on the three most pressing

Dennis is ready to cut the cheese when Richmond wins the grand final.

Tigers and the cheese

By Sue Saunders Last year Tigers fans witnessed the cutting of the famous Big Bell Cheese at the Queen Victoria Market on the morning after its grand final win. What about this year? Dennis Husseini is the proprietor of the Pavillion store that specialises in high quality cheese and other delicatessen products.  Just a few

Boss Baby, Octo Pram in Melbourne

By Susan Saunders Hiding among the corporate CBD high-rise you can find amazing places. Have you noticed? There are a lot of people walking around the streets of Melbourne’s CBD. A large percentage of those people actually live here, (in their vertical villages). But where you have people, little people are around. Where do our

Balcombe Laneway no longer sad

By Susan Saunders When walking down Little Collins St recently I was surprised to note that the formerly messy lane, full of overflowing large bins and crates strewn about, was clear and open. Right down the end of the lane was a futuristic looking, container like object. It was a huge compactor that now takes

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

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