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On the transport watch

On the transport watch

By Rhonda Dredge Treasure Jennings loves the Sandy line. She catches it to work in the morning but likes to vary her times so she gets a different public transport experience each day. “Public transport is the heart of a city,” Ms Jennings said. She should know.  As Victoria’s Public Transport Ombudsman she receives all the

Kids get a piece of library

A $2 million donation to the State Library Victoria will fund an innovative project aimed at hands-on literacy development for children. The donation from Gandel Philanthropy will deliver free literacy programs created by and for kids. It will also support the development of the Pauline Gandel Children’s Quarter – due to open in late spring.

“The Clock” stops time in the city

By Meg Hill “It’s always synced to real-time, so you have to come back at different times of day to see something new,” an ACMI staff member explained Christian Marclay’s The Clock to a curious homeless man. Every time I visit The Clock, a staff member is having a similar conversation with a curious patron

Fire safety expert speaks out

By Rhonda Dredge It’s easy to buy an apartment with combustible cladding, according to fire safety engineer Dr Jonathon Barnett, who is working as a consultant on the restoration of Neo200.   Dr Barnett knows from painful experience and is not afraid to speak out about the issue.  He bought an apartment off-the-plan in a

Smoke and mirrors cloud the cladding issue

Editorial Comment By Shane Scanlan The Neo200 fire in Spencer St on February 4 reignited public disgust that, five years after Lacrosse, this can still happen. But it will continue to happen until actual liability is determined. Until “who’s to blame” is universally accepted and legally binding, no real progress is possible. Like in the

What’s causing all the congestion?

By Meg Hill Melburnians reported over crowding as one of the top issues last year in a City of Melbourne survey of transport and pedestrian users. But the cause of the issue is likely to have more to do with planning than with population. Victoria Walks executive officer Ben Rossiter said a major cause was


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More garbage truck woes for city

Garbage trucks are illegally reversing up Hosier Lane late at night and in the early hours of almost every morning according to one CBD resident who said he has been asking council to resolve the issue since last May. Mark Tidy lives in an apartment above Hosier Lane. He said multiple trucks reverse up the

Sewer works completed

The major $25 million infrastructure project to build an additional sewer along Spencer St is now complete.  Finished ahead of schedule, safely and within budget, the upgraded sewer is now connected and working for the thousands of residents and commuters who live and work along Spencer St.  The two-year project has increased the capacity of

Laneway Learning is back for 2019

By Jessica Carrascalao Heard Ever wanted to play the ukulele or learn a bit of French? Or maybe you want learn how to get the most out of your superannuation? With Laneway Learning back for 2019, now might be your chance. Now in its eighth year of operation, this year sees the not-for-profit organisation continue

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