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Council ready to support overshadowing

Council ready to support overshadowing

By Shane Scanlan The City of Melbourne appears ready to support over-shadowing of the south bank of the Yarra in return for desperately-needed open space in the CBD. The council has not previously supported over-shadowing of the river and the principle has remained “sacrosanct”. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle used the term “sacrosanct” on August 5

More people sleeping rough

The number of people sleeping rough on Melbourne’s street has significantly increased over the past year, according to the annual StreetCount survey. In most years since 2008, the City of Melbourne has co-ordinated the “point-in-time” survey, with volunteer observers taking to the inner city streets this year on Tuesday, June 3. This year, 142 people

Market graves still in limbo

By Shane Scanlan The bones of an estimated 7500 of the CBD’s first European residents remain in the City of Melbourne’s too-hard-basket after nearly a century of disrespect. The human remains lie buried under the Queen Victoria Market (QMV) and the issue has again come to prominence with the council’s recently-announced market re-development plans. The

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