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Metro Tunnel puts safety for all on the agenda

Metro Tunnel puts safety for all on the agenda

If you’ve travelled along St Kilda Rd recently you’ll have noticed major progress at the new Anzac Station, which is taking shape with the final wall and roof structures now in place. Complex underground work has been achieved, all while trams, traffic, cyclists and pedestrians continued to use St Kilda Rd. The new station will

Centreway Arcade’s lost heritage

By Tristan Davies – President, Melbourne Heritage Action We were saddened and somewhat baffled to see construction hoardings pop up inside the Centreway Arcade in March.  The move signals the removal of unique marble, metal-clad shopfronts with custom door handles and other attention to detail, such as custom light fittings in a film set-like style

A tale of wrecked men

By Rhonda Dredge In A Jealous Tide by Anna MacDonald the narrator is a woman who is adept at finding space for reflection.  She is a self-contained narrator who loves wandering by water.  Her favourite form of narrative is the personal recount.  Most of this novel describes the narrator’s encounter with the geography of Melbourne

Driven by diversity

By Sean Car First-term City of Melbourne councillor Jason Chang said he was driven onto the council by a desperate need to give a greater voice to the city’s Asian community. The 35-year-old, who owns the prominent Calia Emporium on Lonsdale St, said that while the pandemic had been challenging for all of Melbourne, it

Road trains and paintings: Indigenous artist Cameron Benson launches first exhibition

By Spencer Fowler Steen For indigenous artist Cameron Benson, driving trucks and painting are two things he does well. Instead of mindlessly scrolling through his Facebook feed on breaks between Geelong and Melbourne, Mr Benson uses his time to paint. And now, after years of roadside painting, Mr Benson has launched his first ever exhibition

Some breathing space

By Rhonda Dredge Residents of the CBD are thinking about how the spaces of the new city will look in the post-COVID era.  “They won’t ever be the same,” Sarah Mercer, who lives near Bar Clara in Little Bourke St, said.  In the pre-COVID era she was a people person and loved the city for

Housing definitions

Dear Editor, I congratulate the News for initiating its series on the role of housing in our society. I missed the first four articles, but have caught up with the last two. Unfortunately, they were sometimes confusing because they used different terminology interchangeably. This lead one contributor to suggest that the government had announced a

Central Equity launch Parkhill Apartments

Melbourne-based developer Central Equity is set to add their newest apartment project to the portfolio with the launch of Parkhill Apartments in West Melbourne. With the launch spanning two weeks from March 6 to 21, Central Equity is encouraging early home buyers to attend and take advantage of the $15,000 HomeBuilder Grant and 50 per

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