Residents 3000 articles

Eyes wide open …

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

Participatory democracy – Future Melbourne Plan 2026

Imagine Melbourne in 2026 – what do you see? Are we at the stage of flying cars and do the buildings look like something out of Blade Runner?  How many people are on the streets and what do the streets look like? Are they wet and dark with mounds of garbage everywhere and are people

What can we do about homelessness? ….

This is a complex issue. This article is meant to provide an overview.   As residents of Melbourne’s CBD we do not want to see people sleeping rough and begging as shown in the photo taken in Collins St late in the afternoon. Not 10 metres away was a regular beggar who takes up the

What if there was another way?

By John Dall’Amico The Melbourne Metro Rail project, when completed, will transform the way that we move around the city of Melbourne and beyond. Travelling will be easier, faster once the proposed rail network is finished in 2026.  The Metro Rail Authority proposes to take over our City Square to construct the CBD South station

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