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A step too far for Flinders Lane residents

A step too far for Flinders Lane residents

By Meg Hill, A proposal floated last year to turn a Flinders Lane bar into a nightclub was quickly met with a cascade of backlash from embittered residents. The application to turn the Randy Dragon at 313 Flinders Lane into a nightclub with live music was submitted to the City of Melbourne in December.  Exasperated

Council eagerly seeks share bike replacement

By David Schout, Without any form of share bikes throughout the CBD, the City of Melbourne has put the call out for new e-bike operators to fill the city’s cycling void. The council is seeking expressions of interest for electric bike companies to undertake a one-year trial in the CBD, assuring locals things will be

Market Square could honour the dead

By Sean Car, An analysis of the community engagement for the future community space on the Queen Victoria Market (QVM) carpark has revealed a strong desire to honour those who lie beneath.  The carpark, which was built over the Old Melbourne Cemetery, will be transformed into a 1.5-hectare green space under the City of Melbourne’s

Residents angered by “noxious” restaurant smoke

By Meg Hill, Residents angered by “noxious” restaurant smoke  Residents of one CBD building say they’ve been dealing with a pollution issue in some ways worse than the bushfire smoke that’s blanketed the city – it permeates double glazed windows and doors. Residents of the Little Hero apartment building on Russell Place said they had

Chinese New Year to emblazon the city

CBD locals rejoice! The Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival will soon welcome in the Lunar New Year in 2020.  For 16 days from January 24 to February 9, the city will erupt with colour and excitement as some our most treasured local landmarks, such as the Immigration Museum and Queen Victoria Market, host spectacular events.

Your new look CBD News

As we enter a new decade, we thought it was high time that we refreshed your CBD News.  My team and I at Hyperlocal News are proud and humbled to be able to use this valuable community asset to keep our readers abreast with what’s going on each month in postcode 3000.  While our original

A message from the Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp

Melbourne is Australia’s fastest-growing city and will be the biggest by the end of the decade. More people than ever before are choosing to live close to where they work and near the best places to unwind. And this is driving development throughout our CBD, Docklands and Southbank. Melbourne’s economy has just reached a turnover of

Building a lead on climate change

Advertorial by Sean Car, The City of Melbourne continues to demonstrate the urgency in reducing carbon emissions in our city, both through its own actions and influencing others to act in the community and other levels of government.  Thanks to major initiatives such as the Australian-first Melbourne Renewable Energy Project (MREP), 100 per cent of

Smoke shuts down city construction

By Meg Hill Bushfire smoke blanketing the city in January caused construction to grind to a halt, as conditions became too dangerous for outside work. The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) issued warnings of “very poor” and “hazardous” air quality in parts of Melbourne through different parts of January. On January 15 the Construction Forestry Mining

Driven by support

By Sean Car, The Salvation Army is in Major Brendan Nottle’s blood.  The commanding officer of the Salvos’ Melbourne Project 614 needs little introduction. For 30 years he and wife Sandra have dedicated their lives to supporting our city’s most vulnerable and much of that time has been concentrated in the CBD and its surrounds. 

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