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The Future of creative Melbourne

The Future of creative Melbourne

By Adrian Doyle – Bender Studios, One of my friends who was recently painting in a local laneway runs an important blog on street art. He’s an interesting artist. The laneway that he was painting in was Flinders Court; it’s that laneway which runs behind Elizabeth St between Flinders St and Flinders Lane. It was

Museum quality work in Flinders Lane

By Rhonda Dredge, When you are an artist, it’s not just a case of getting the job done. It’s the thought that goes into the work that counts because you want a viewer to retrace those steps. In Cassie Leatham’s Echidna Dish the materials include echidna quills, an abalone shell and pipe clay. It’s unlikely

Short-stay abuse despite resident’s VCAT win

Residents in a prestige Melbourne apartment tower report that they are living in fear of abuse and violent threats from out-of-control short-stay guests – despite a VCAT ruling in favour of a resident who complained. In a legal first, VCAT issued consent orders against Melbourne Serviced Apartments Pty Ltd for a string of disturbing short-stay

What’s to come in 2020

By Daniel Wolman – Colliers International The Melbourne CBD middle market performed strongly throughout 2019, continuing its momentum from the preceding year, setting record capital value rates and sharp yields. This momentum is expected to continue in 2020.  Overall, the market performed exceptionally well last year with a total of 15 middle market assets transacted

A slice of Italy in the heart of the CBD

By Jack Hayes – Business Editor Equitable Place is not the name that springs to mind when thinking of Melbourne’s famous lanes and arcades.  It may not have the graffiti-sprawled walls of Hosier Lane or the terrazzo floor of Block Arcade. However, what it lacks in reputation and grandeur, it makes up for with simplicity

NGV Fridays

By Chris Mineral, At the National Gallery Victoria (NGV) on St Kilda Rd, the live music of NGV Friday Nights has a reprise summer season to help celebrate the Keith Haring / Jean Michel Basquiat : Crossing Lines Exhibition.  At the iconic water wall at the front of the gallery there is a magnificent Keith

Vertical living views – an agent’s perspective

By Janette Corcoran – apartment living expert, “What we see depends mainly on what we look for” – John Lubbock. And what we look for in vertical villages is largely related to the role we play in the vertical living sector – developer, building manager, resident, investor, contractor, committee member or concierge – meaning that

Bushfood in the heart of the city

21-year-old Hayden Marks is passionate about native Australian bushfoods.  His business Melbourne Bushfood has recently arrived in the organics section at Queen Victoria Market (QVM), adding to the market’s already diverse range of fresh foods.  While much of what Hayden offers will be familiar to most of us, bushfoods are generally not found in most

Metro Tunnel HQ open all summer

Metro Tunnel HQ – the project’s visitor centre on Swanston St – is open all summer.  A popular spot in the heart of the city, Metro Tunnel HQ has clocked more than 100,000 visitors since it opened in mid-2018, with numbers expected to top 200,000 by the end of the year.   January has already

Welcome to 2020!

By Wendi Dawson – President, Melbourne Business Network There is so much anticipation, expectation and hope at the beginning of each year for upcoming success.   Many of us will start with New Year’s resolutions or goals for what we want to achieve.  Some of us are disciplined enough to update and revise our business

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