Residents 3000 articles

Another side of homelessness

The complex issue of what to do to relieve homelessness in the city is high on Residents 3000 members’ list of concerns.   While most love the vibrant city life there are some aspects that need a continuing community effort to achieve and maintain a high standard of livability for all.  Long-term residents of the

How to reduce our use of plastic bags

A simple internet search will bring up countless articles on the detrimental impact of plastic bags on the environment. Here are some tips to help relieve the problem. Plastic bags are light and fly about.  They tend to end up in landfill, in water ways, in the ocean and they block drains in cities.  Evidently,

City life has surprising upsides

Here is what Chris Murphy has to say about his relocation to the city.   (Chris is a new Residents 3000 committee member.) “After almost 40 years of commuting into the CBD for study and work, my wife and I took the plunge and moved into the Melbourne CBD. Our children had all grown up

Love makes the world go around!

By Susan Saunders On Saturday, November 17 at 6pm, Rafael Camillo (our president) and Adam Velcek were married. What a wonderful occasion for this young couple who have been together for 10 years before the big event! Just 12 months ago when Australia voted “yes” for same sex marriage, that same day, when these two

AGM with a difference

By Sue Saunders Residents 3000 welcomed Sally Capp, Mayor of the City of Melbourne to its AGM followed by a serenading accordionist and refreshments.    Sally Capp let residents know the initiatives she has been able to encourage, since being elected to office last May.  Residents sought a progress report on the three most pressing

Dennis is ready to cut the cheese when Richmond wins the grand final.

Tigers and the cheese

By Sue Saunders Last year Tigers fans witnessed the cutting of the famous Big Bell Cheese at the Queen Victoria Market on the morning after its grand final win. What about this year? Dennis Husseini is the proprietor of the Pavillion store that specialises in high quality cheese and other delicatessen products.  Just a few

Boss Baby, Octo Pram in Melbourne

By Susan Saunders Hiding among the corporate CBD high-rise you can find amazing places. Have you noticed? There are a lot of people walking around the streets of Melbourne’s CBD. A large percentage of those people actually live here, (in their vertical villages). But where you have people, little people are around. Where do our

Balcombe Laneway no longer sad

By Susan Saunders When walking down Little Collins St recently I was surprised to note that the formerly messy lane, full of overflowing large bins and crates strewn about, was clear and open. Right down the end of the lane was a futuristic looking, container like object. It was a huge compactor that now takes

Why do you choose to live in the CBD?

What is it that makes people reject a leafy suburb or an area close into the city like Southbank, East Melbourne, Docklands or North Melbourne?  After all the CBD is generally a noisy place.  Traffic, construction, road works, buskers. Noise 24 hours per day.  Often the footpaths are so crowded with people it is hard

Laneways are not all green

By Sue Saunders, Residents 3000 There are some beautiful laneways in the city of Melbourne.   There are cosy corners to stop for coffee or wander amongst boutique shops whilst admiring the leafy trees and shrubs all around.  Many of the famous lanes have interesting old buildings that add character and a warm connection to

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