Residents 3000 articles

How building community can help revitalise our CBD

How building community can help revitalise our CBD

By Dr Rita Ellul and Dan Ong 2022 will be the 30th anniversary of Postcode 3000, the 1992 planning policy that successfully brought population and, therefore, vibrant life back to a dying Melbourne city centre.  The policy encouraged imaginative residential development and the promise of a sophisticated, inner-city lifestyle. Alongside the apartments, bars, restaurants and

Playground for doggies

By Sue Saunders Off-leash areas, badly-needed in parks within the CBD, could have a dual role. Last year, CBD News wrote about “Flagstaff Dog Pawrents” who are petitioning for more fenced off-leash areas in parks close to the Hoddle Grid.    There are a lot of counter arguments to such a proposal. People, who usually

2021 here we come! How well do you know your city?

By Sue Saunders Residents joining together to share city delights while walking, jogging and “plogging”. Did you discover secrets that lie beyond the impressive skyline? Possibly during lockdown, you may have been one of those persons who, for necessary exercise and relief from being cooped up at home, took to walking around the streets of

Residents to the rescue!

By Sue Saunders In last month’s CBD News, readers were reminded of the Postcode 3000 campaign. Did you know that in the same year, 1992, our community group, Residents 3000 Inc. was born?  Postcode 3000 was a bold initiative for city planners. Melbourne city, in those days, was just a workplace that died after 6pm. Along

Will online dominate retail after COVID-19?

By Sue Saunders – Residents 3000 You have heard the expression “I need some retail therapy.”  Right now, approaching the end of lockdown, is that how you feel? After a long lockdown with the city shops disappearing entirely or wrapped in mothballs with windows blanked off or showing empty shelves, are you longing to be

Activating community participation in the City of Melbourne

By Dr Stan Capp The recently legislated Local Government Act 2020 requires councils to adhere to the principles of community engagement and adopt “deliberative engagement practices”.   In essence, this means that arrangements need to be put into place that enable the community to participate in key decision-making processes and that these become the norm

Brightening up our city

By Toni Magor – Residents 3000 My childhood was spent (centuries ago), on a property in the far west of Victoria without television.  My mother was a teacher and had lots of fascinating and inspiring books about art and artists. When I wasn’t outside, I was reading or drawing and despite life and my career

Living food boxes for those in need

By Sherry Maddock If this pandemic is teaching us anything, it is demonstrating the importance of relationships – to each other, to place and neighbour, and to food and plants.   It turns out that despite drastic measures of social distancing and circumstances of scarcity, goodness emerges in unexpected ways.   Funded by a City

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