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Non-Australian citizens CAN VOTE

Non-Australian citizens CAN VOTE

By Roger Hersey What a great opportunity for advancing democracy in the CBD! It is likely that many thousands of CBD residents do not know that they can vote in council elections. They assume that, as with the state and federal elections, they must be an Australian citizen – but this is not so. It

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

Cities need to be a big part of the solution

By Sue Saunders, Residents 3000 More than half the world’s population live in cities. The United Nations estimates that five billion people will be living in cities by 2030. According to Scientific American’s special report in its July issue, cities produce 70 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions and they dirty the air, use up

How does your city grow? Can you visualise it?

By Susan Saunders, Residents 3000 Remember scrolling through monthly building approvals lists? Seeing a sign on the street about a new development and wondering why you didn’t know about it?  Those days are gone. In June, the Lord Mayor Robert Doyle AC unveiled a new online 3D interactive tool, which, for the first time, provides

Owners’ corporations are not boring …

By Susan Saunders, Residents 3000 You live in a high-rise apartment. You think someone else looks after the property – wrong. As soon as you become the owner of a high-rise apartment you automatically become a member of the building’s owners’ corporation (OC).  It is the OC that is responsible for looking after the common

Darling!  There is a SMS from your bin …

There is not enough space to store the bins.  How we can work smarter to solve the problem? Melbourne’s street litter bins collect 4800 tonnes of waste every year. (Source: City of Melbourne website).  As the number of visitors and residents continue to increase, the council has introduced innovations to help keep our city streets

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