CBD Local articles

Quick sketch of a newcomer

By Rhonda Dredge An artistic life awaits those who move into the CBD with life drawing three times a week where you can meet friends and tap into the world of sketching. Corine Caderbaccus moved to Melbourne eight years ago to study accountancy and life has opened up for her since. Back home in Mauritius

Jarrod Briffa

All in a day’s work

By Niccola Anthony Jarrod Briffa is a pioneer of the Melbourne cafe scene on Bourke St’s West End. In 2010 he co-founded Kinfolk, a cafe run by volunteers that donates all its profits to a number of charity partners based around Melbourne. In the eight years of its operation, Kinfolk has housed more than 700

An upbeat view on city life

By David Schout On meeting John Dall’Amico at the Kelvin Club, one thing becomes immediately clear when chatting in the club’s cosy surrounds; he’s very involved. “I’m a glutton for committees,” he laughs. And he’s not lying. Mr Dall’Amico is a past president of the private members’ club, along with being the current president of

The city is waiting

By Rhonda Dredge Two arched doorways beckon in pearly white marble. A figure is standing between them, about to make a decision. Both options appear to be equally viable. Sandra Bruce is the player. She is in an imaginary space but one that also exists in an historical sense on the site of Melbourne’s first

Just keep walking!

By Shane Scanlan On May 25 CBD local Wendy Brooks is walking 30km for a good cause – impressive, but not totally extraordinary until you consider that, five years ago, she was wheelchair bound with multiple sclerosis (MS). The dynamic managing director of a Collins St consulting firm says she regained her health through exercise

CBD beyond compare

By Sunny Liu Chintan Pathak came to Melbourne from India to pursue his Master of Business Administration at Deakin University in 2015 and has been living in the CBD ever since. Mr Pathak said he never thought about living anywhere other than the CBD. “To me, the CBD is the best place to live in

CBD brings the perfect lifestyle

By Sunny Liu Having lived in the CBD for the past two years, recent RMIT University graduate Cindy Wang said her lifestyle had changed dramatically since making the city change. Ms Wang came from China to study a Masters of Media and Communications at RMIT University in 2016 and was surprised at how inconvenient it

Lady Potter loves her CBD home

By Sunny Liu The CBD is home to Lady Primrose Potter AC, renowned Australian philanthropist and widow of businessman Sir Ian Potter.  Sir and Lady Potter bought their Spring St apartment back in 1982, when they grew tired of their high-maintenance Toorak house. “We were overseas a great deal. We were probably out of the

CBD is home for at least a while

By Sunny Liu The CBD is 21-year-old Chinese student Yuri Ye’s home for the next two years. Like the thousands of other international students calling the CBD their temporary home, Ms Ye said she would wait and see where life took her but would not likely settle down in Melbourne indefinitely. “I’m not sure if

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