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Boss Baby, Octo Pram in Melbourne

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

Keeping fit in the CBD

By Sue Saunders, Residents 3000 You live in Melbourne’s CBD? The pre-conception is that your environment, with all the hustle and bustle and compact living could not possibly be healthy, compared to your suburban or country cousins.  Is this so? Ten years ago, when I came to Melbourne from the Noosa Hinterland, a lovely semi-rural

Electric vehicles in the CBD – are you ready?

By Sue Saunders, Residents 3000 What should older buildings do about electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities?   Does your owners’ corporation (OC) know what to do if a resident says they need to charge their EV? As CBD residents, we have a vested interest in encouraging the transfer over to electric vehicles.  Imagine our busy

A greener, more liveable Melbourne?

By Bill Allan, Residents 3000 Giving more voice to residents and clear responsibilities to developers. Cr Nicholas Reece, chair of the City of Melbourne’s (CoM’s) planning portfolio and deputy chair for the environment spoke at the Forum 3000 meeting of Residents 3000 and EastEnders on November 2 at the Kelvin Club. While new to the

Do Tigers eat cheese?

By Sue Saunders, Residents 3000 Tigers fans might eat cheese.  If you were at the Queen Victoria Market on Grand Final Saturday, you must have noticed the many stores decked out in Richmond colours. But the day was extra special for Dennis Husseini. Dennis is the proprietor of the Pavillion store that specialises in high

Behind the scenes – building safety

By Sue Saunders, Residents 3000 As a CBD resident, how aware are you of your building manager’s responsibilities to keep your building safe and secure? The basic areas that need regular attention are provisions to deal with fire, water quality, waste, heating, cooling and ventilation, electrical and gas services, security access and general maintenance. Fire

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