CBD Local articles

City ambassador

Melanie Ashe said she was surprised by the rich sense of community when she moved to the CBD nine years ago.  After many years living in the suburbs, Ms Ashe was not expecting to make friends so quickly in the CBD. “Everyone seems to know each other around here, and that was a huge surprise.

Little Miss Melbourne spreads positivity in the CBD 

By Melissa Chung CBD resident, business owner and lifestyle blogger Sarah Harrison supports local businesses and hopes that the CBD community can live harmoniously together.  Sarah moved to Melbourne from Perth in 2010, spending most of her time living in the CBD. She also spent time living with her friends in Flemington when she first

There’s no place like home

By Khiara Elliott Although he is an extensive traveller, Matthew Taylor always comes back to the CBD. Born here in Melbourne, Mr Taylor took his first major trip on his first birthday when he and his family moved to Saudi Arabia for his father’s engineering job. It was four years later when Mr Taylor and

Hope for a better life

By Sunny Liu It is not always easy for an 18-year-old to find a job to support themselves, especially if they are a foreign student who has just been in Australia for five months.  Xue Li was desperate to get onto her feet when she arrived in Melbourne from her hometown Zhengzhou, a highly-industrialised Chinese

Suited to life in the CBD

Although 24-year-old international affairs client liaison manager Briar Lloyd is used to working side by side with some of the world’s most major cities, her love for ours is quite possibly the strongest. Migrating from New Zealand in 2010 for her studies, Ms Lloyd completed a Bachelor of Arts, Media and Communications and Politics and

The public face of Bennetts Lane Jazz Club

By Mindy Gill Megg Evans is the public face and creative inspiration behind Melbourne’s longest standing jazz club – Bennetts Lane. With a petite frame and sweet, husky voice, Ms Evans is a central player in shaping its impact on the jazz scene. “Although we’re only open about five or so hours a night, the

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