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International student conference a success

The Melbourne International Student Conference (MISC) saw hundreds of overseas students and graduates converge at RMIT on May 11 to discuss issues that matter to them. The annual MISC is organised by Meld Magazine in partnership with the City of Melbourne and RMIT. This year’s conference theme was Purpose Change Impact, with the aim to

Cbus to demolish 150 Queen St

By Stephanie Zhang Cbus Property is planning to demolish the former Tower Melbourne project site and open up a temporary 500sqm public open space while a fresh application is prepared and considered.  The property on the corner of Queen and Bourke streets is currently a 12-storey building and has been unoccupied and covered with black

Transport discussion for the future

The City of Melbourne continues to release transport discussion papers to engage residents and workers about developing a contemporary transport strategy. The latest document of a series, released on May 8, explores some of the technologies that can contribute to easing congestion in the city. The council has proposed that a “Mobility as a Service”

CBD security boost

The CBD has received a security boost in the recently-released 2018-19 state budget.  The state government has allocated $41 million to install additional security bollards and CCTV cameras across the CBD, which has almost tripled from previous years’ funding. Some $10 million has been spent from last year for the installation of temporary and permanent

Station upgrade

The Degraves St and Elizabeth St subways to Flinders Street Station will get a major facelift to improve safety, accessibility and comfort. The upgrades include cleaning and restoration of the heritage tiles, lighting improvements and replacement of the metal partition fencing down the centre of Elizabeth St underpass with a glazed pedestrian screen. The number

Jazz to take over the CBD

Jazz melodies will fill the streets of the CBD in June with the return of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival running from June 1 to 10.  A variety of amazing local and international performers will take to a range of CBD stages throughout the course of the festival, including at Federation Square, Paris Cat Jazz

Residents hear from Metro Tunnel

The Rail Projects Victoria team presented to Residents 3000 on May 3 about recent progress on the Metro Tunnel project. Rail Project Victoria and the Cross Yarra Partnership’s communications team, engineers and technicians updated local residents on how the project is progressing at Town Hall and State Library stations. Demolition will start at Town Hall

History of protest on show

A free exhibition showcasing Melbourne’s history of street protests takes over Town Hall’s City Gallery until August 11.  The WE PROTEST! Exhibition features photos, posters and flyers from Melbourne’s rallies dating back to as far as 1916. The demonstrations on display range from social justice issues to international causes and to farmers’ welfare. Cr Kevin

Eating cheaply and healthy in the CBD

By David Amaya Students who live in the CBD face more than academic challenges.  Eating well, for example, can be harder than studying for the next test. Noodles and tuna are for many, the basic products of their diet. But, is it possible to eat healthy on a low budget in the centre of the

Student housing boom

The CBD is experiencing an unprecedented wave of student accommodation construction, with a number of purpose-built buildings either in the pipeline or near completion.  With most of the student accommodation concentrated in the north part of the CBD, this area is truly turning into a university precinct. The most recently completed student apartment buildings are

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