Residents 3000 articles

How does your city grow? Can you visualise it?

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

Eyes wide open …

As you walk around this beautiful city what do you see?  What do you enjoy? There is Federation Square with its many cultural events, a gathering place for people to see, hear and enjoy.  Shady trees that save us from the unpleasant heat that is amplified by concrete and asphalt. High-class shops, restaurants and cafes

You live here? How well do you know your city?

Residents 3000 work closely with City Precinct, an active networking group comprising many of the city’s most innovative and interesting small businesses. Residents 3000 is a community group in the full sense of the word.  It is not just about meeting the neighbours.  We like to connect our members with the outstanding small businesses that

Residents 3000 look forward to 2017

Residents 3000 has an active year planned continuing to develop community awareness of Melbourne’s wonders plus the issues that we need to address to keep liveability to a high standard. The first meeting of Residents 3000 will bring members and guests up-to-date with works on the Metro Tunnel. As with last year the community group

Residents endorse city safety initiative

Victoria Police recently launched an innovative advice package to help residents keep themselves and their buildings safe in the city. Residents 3000 has been involved with Victoria Police over some years addressing concerns about how people can be proactive in ensuring their personal safety in a densely-populated area such as our Melbourne CBD. In addition,

Our building has worms …

What did you say?  The Hero apartment building in Russell St has installed a communal worm farm to reduce general waste and to provide compost for residents’ gardens. Earlier this year (February/March), the Hero Owners’ Corporation took part in a City of Melbourne initiative to trial the effectiveness and practicality of installing a worm farm

Quicksilver Sentinels

Story behind the donkeys …

If you have not yet noticed, go out onto the corner of Russell and Little Collins streets and, standing outside The Crafty Squire (carefully please!), look east and upwards at the Hero Apartments building.  There you will see an art creation that has been named “Quicksilver Sentinels”.   The Hero owners’ corporation committee has worked

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