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The emperor is naked

The emperor is naked

The childhood story, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, comes to mind to describe the farcical “solution” the City of Melbourne is pursuing to rid the CBD of its nightly invasion by garbage trucks. Municipal engineer Geoff Robinson parades before councillors wearing a shining, green, innovative, compactor-styled infrastructure ensemble which has been shown to reduce the number

Port Phillip uncertainties

By Rhonda Dredge Older established tenants of the Flinders Quarter are not as positive about the coming CBD South Metro Station as newcomers. The new station will involve the demolition of the Port Phillip Arcade but adjacent Scott Alley will remain intact. “Tenants are still in limbo about their future,” said electrician Robert Evans, who

Even more garbage trucks in the CBD

As the City of Melbourne tinkers with an expensive, but minimal and piecemeal garbage compactor policy for the CBD, the number of nightly garbage trucks continues to grow. The number of companies registered to pick up waste and recycling in the CBD now sits at 40.  Back in February, when councillors were asked to endorse

Helping the homeless

By Sean Car Our homeless received a boost on June 16 as the redeveloped Youth Projects Living Room on Hosier Lane was officially reopened for service. In what has become an inner-city sanctuary for Melbourne’s homeless community over the past 15 years, the facility has been given a badly-needed face-lift in an effort to accommodate

Keeping Melbourne moving

By Evan Tattersall CEO of Melbourne Metro Rail Authority As planning and design work for the Metro Tunnel project gathers pace, we are continuing to actively investigate ways to reduce and manage surface disruption during the extended construction phase of this city-shaping project. If Melbourne is to safeguard its economic prosperity and liveability – not

Council support for pokie venue

The Mail Exchange Hotel is likely to be granted extra trading time from 1am until 3am, following support from the Melbourne City Council on May 3. At its Future Melbourne Committee, councillors voted six to four to supply a letter supporting the hotel’s application to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation. Councillors who

Conflict of interest debate heats up

The debate among Melbourne city councillors on conflict of interest reached new levels last month with accusations and counter-accusations flying. Responding on May 17 to a motion from Cr Jackie Watts calling on councillors to refuse donations from the property, alcohol, gambling and tobacco industries, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle called out Cr Watts’ own record.

Spencer St assault

Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed an assault outside a Spencer St bar at 1.45 am on March 24. They say two men were involved in the incident and became aggressive after being refused re-entry to the premises. One of the men punched one of the crowd controllers working for the venue, with

Public to reclaim their library

By Ellen Hill The State Library of Victoria will get an $83 million facelift, including the restoration of the historic Queens Hall. Staged over five years, the project is expected to open a further 40 per cent of the building to the public. The State Government has committed $55.4 million to the project, with the

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