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City joins WeChat

City joins WeChat

The City of Melbourne has officially joined Chinese social media platform WeChat. The council’s international engagement chair Cr Philip Le Liu said: “Melbourne is the only local government in Australia to have access to WeChat’s audience of almost 1 billion people.” “As someone who uses WeChat every day I know this is a great way

Doyle blunts West Gate Tunnel opposition

By Shane Scanlan Melbourne councillors have savaged the proposed West Gate Tunnel project, despite the best efforts of the Lord Mayor to hose them down. At the Future Melbourne Committee (FMC) of July 4, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle cautioned councillors not to get too far ahead of themselves. “I would say to councillors, that we

Darling!  There is a SMS from your bin …

There is not enough space to store the bins.  How we can work smarter to solve the problem? Melbourne’s street litter bins collect 4800 tonnes of waste every year. (Source: City of Melbourne website).  As the number of visitors and residents continue to increase, the council has introduced innovations to help keep our city streets

A $3 billion shopping spree

The latest Melbourne retail and hospitality report has shown that residents, visitors and workers within the City of Melbourne spent $3.03 billion on shopping and dining out in 2015. The surge has been attributed to the increase of residents, students, employees and visitors to our city. From 2015-2016, we welcomed 11.3 million tourists and saw

More poker machines for CBD

An application to carry out alterations of an Elizabeth St venue to house 20 additional poker machines has been unanimously approved by City of Melbourne councillors. The ground floor layout of the venue will be re-constructed to make room for 20 more poker machines, adding to the existing 56 at pub The Meeting Place, a

10 tonnes of rubbish!

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle claims the council has this year collected nearly 10 tonnes of rubbish left behind by rough sleepers. Speaking on May 4, Cr Doyle said the council had also increased its staffing levels to deal with homelessness on CBD streets. “This year alone, we have collected 9700 kg (9.7 tonnes) of discarded

Funds for CBD projects

The CBD is to benefit from some new capital works announced in the City of Melbourne’s draft 2017/18 budget. The council plans to allocate $1.5 million to close to traffic the eastern side of Elizabeth St, between Flinders St and Flinders Lane. It has also earmarked $800,000 for 360 more “big bellied” rubbish bins, which

Council faces “moral outrage”

By Khiara Elliott The public consultation phase of the local law amendment on rough sleeping has closed and the results were, unsurprisingly and unwaveringly, not in council’s favour. The proposed amendment dictates a change in the definition of camping and allows council officers to remove any unattended belongings of rough sleepers, as well as charge

Nature in the city a step closer

By Meg Hill The City of Melbourne is set to become a lot greener over the next 10 years with the council’s “Nature in the City Strategy” moving ahead after a 10-month online community consultation period. The strategy contains 23 “actions” designed to create a more diverse, connected and resilient natural environment; connect people to

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