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Melbourne’s happiest kids

Melbourne’s happiest kids

By Rowan Webb  Most of us dread our Mondays, but for Melbourne’s happiest kids it’s another chance to explore the city. The young fur-children of Julia Fox, Tuppence and Nicol, can often be seen darting across the city’s parks in search of their next adventure.  With Tuppence being two years old and Nicol only 11

Vinyl records in Melbourne

By Chris Mineral An all-round celebration of all things great about vinyl.  Record Store Day was happening in Melbourne on Saturday, April 13, where a whole clutch of Melbourne’s great record stores hosted a stack of some of Melbourne’s greatest bands celebrating the brilliance of our independent record store scene.  Record stores participating included Off

An outrageous Gothic wit

Rhonda Dredge Strange Arctic landscapes by Janice Gobey were exhibited at fortyfivedownstairs in May with the figure of a white wolf staring knowingly out of the canvasses. This was Gobey’s fourth exhibition of paintings in the CBD and she is slowly building a following. Art mounts an argument and this exhibition is playing with the

High-density cycling

By Janette Corcoran – Apartment living expert The City of Melbourne’s Transport Strategy discussion paper is open for comment – but how might a bike-filled future suit our vertical villages? We are reminded that “When people choose to ride, they reduce emissions, noise, congestion and free up public transport capacity.” Added to this are the

Bill defects need to be fixed

As we sifted through the exposure draft of the Owners Corporations and Other Acts Amendments Bill released by Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) we found quite a few issues.  We Live Here has submitted a response to CAV. In it we have detailed substantial deficiencies in the Bill that need to be resolved. Tiers of owners

La Trobe St traffic changes

Major works on the Metro Tunnel are underway to support construction of the new State Library Station at the northern end of Swanston St in the CBD. Underground service relocations will commence on La Trobe St, between Elizabeth and Swanston streets, to facilitate the construction of an underground passenger connection that will link Melbourne Central

Rediscover the Flagstaff Gardens

By Dr Cheryl Griffin – Royal Historical Society of Victoria There are many reasons to visit the Flagstaff Gardens.  The gardens are of great significance to Victoria’s history. In many ways you can trace the vast social and technological changes experienced by Melbourne, by Victoria, by Australia and even by the world as you walk

Live more at The Evermore

Perfectly wedged in the heart of Southbank Village, within walking distance to the Arts Precinct, Royal Botanic Gardens, South Melbourne Market and Albert Park Lake, The Evermore offers residents the very best of what Melbourne has to offer.   Nestled between the growing Domain Precinct and Southbank’s low-rise community at 58-66 Dorcas St, Southbank, construction

2026 Vision for the CBD

By Susan Saunders – Vice President Google “Future Melbourne” and you will find information about City of Melbourne’s vision for 2026 created in 2016.  Think of the great cities of the world.  Paris, New York, Singapore, Venice, San Francisco and many others.  Where does Melbourne fit among these?  In the late 1800s our city was

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