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Complaints about brand new tower

Complaints about brand new tower

Living in a tower that is regarded as an architectural beauty and an embodiment of modern urban living, Brittany Li said she did not feel the high-end living vibe. Ms Li and her boyfriend Alex Yang moved to a new high-rise residential building, Eq. Tower, on A’Beckett St last December. Developed by ICD Property and

Thanks, but no thanks – Doyle

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has politely told opponents of the council’s Queen Victoria Market (QVM) redevelopment that he won’t be taking on their alternative development plan. At the council’s August 15 Future Melbourne Committee meeting, Cr Doyle said: “We thank you for your passion and the work you have put into it.  We are set,

The CBD through Juan’s eyes

By David Amaya Since his arrival in Melbourne, Juan Bohada has always been fascinated by everything he sees in the CBD.  The mix of cultures, languages, faces and colours inspired him to grab his camera and capture the essence of this dynamic city. Mr Bohada became a CBD local two years ago when he started

Happy outcome for historic CBD house

Lola Russell and George Dixon got a happy outcome for their nightmare of losing their home when a development company offered to fully restore their hundred-year-old house. Lola and George’s problem started last month when the City of Melbourne demanded that they prevent their historic home from falling down into LaTrobe St. The couple, both

Non-compliant cladding in the CBD

By Shane Scanlan The City of Melbourne (CoM) is refusing to reveal which CBD buildings are still under investigation for their non-compliant, flammable cladding. There are about a dozen non-compliant city towers already on a Victorian Building Authority (VBA) list of buildings that have been cleared of further concerns. But the council is maintaining a

Political alliance revives market project

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle’s ambition to redevelop the Queen Victoria Market (QVM) appears to be well and truly back on track after a shoulder-to-shoulder vote of confidence from Premier Daniel Andrews on July 11. “We have the same shared vision, the same goals,” Mr Andrews said. The Lord Mayor, Premier and Planning Minister Richard Wynne

The CBD is one enormous Chinatown

By Sunny Liu The Melbourne CBD has a larger percentage of Chinese residents than any other CBD or suburb in Australia, the 2016 census shows. More CBD residents were born in mainland China than any other country, including Australia. Some 14.5 per cent of the people living in the CBD were born in Australia, whereas

24/7 support for the homeless

By Sunny Liu The CBD’s homeless people will get 24/7 mental health support from Northwestern Mental Health Service (NMHS) and Victoria Police from July 1.  Currently NMHS in Parkville provides mental health treatment to the homeless from 2-10pm each day. People sleeping rough on the streets and experiencing mental health issues will receive urgent help

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