State MP articles

Where to from here?

Where to from here?

By Ellen Sandell – State MP for Melbourne COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way our CBD works. This pandemic has been extraordinarily tough for Melbourne, and especially for our CBD.  With six lockdowns in 18 months, the office workers, international students and tourists who once fuelled the daytime buzz and economy of the CBD have

Inner city schools for inner city kids

By Ellen Sandell – State MP for Melbourne We know what makes our inner city great; vibrant arts and culture, our intricate network of laneways lined with cafes and shops, our bustling streets and lovely parks laid out more than a century ago. But with more people moving into our inner city, it doesn’t leave

Changing our thinking inside the grid

By Ellen Sandell This COVID-19 pandemic has hit us all hard, but for those who spend their lives in our CBD and inner city, it’s really changed things dramatically. Before the pandemic, inner-city Melbourne was the bustling, busy, vibrant heart of our state. But now, we are having to grapple with streets that are emptier

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