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Sewer works completed

The major $25 million infrastructure project to build an additional sewer along Spencer St is now complete.  Finished ahead of schedule, safely and within budget, the upgraded sewer is now connected and working for the thousands of residents and commuters who live and work along Spencer St.  The two-year project has increased the capacity of

Laneway Learning is back for 2019

By Jessica Carrascalao Heard Ever wanted to play the ukulele or learn a bit of French? Or maybe you want learn how to get the most out of your superannuation? With Laneway Learning back for 2019, now might be your chance. Now in its eighth year of operation, this year sees the not-for-profit organisation continue

Click, click – gotcha!

Statistics have revealed that a new speed camera at the intersection of King and LaTrobe streets is one of the most active cameras in metropolitan Melbourne. Over the past year 33,470 fines were issued via the camera that was installed in early 2018, making it the fifth busiest camera in Melbourne. The fines amount to

Haven’t times changed!

It’s been 29 years, but the change to Melbourne’s CBD is remarkable – as evidenced by the soon-to-be-released new version of The Melbourne Map. The original was completed in 1990 and a coloured 2019 edition is expected to be released in March. The black and white version is available already, including larger signed limited prints. Project

New Nicholas Building gallery

Flinders Lane Gallery will be moving to the first floor of the historic Nicholas Building in March after 29 years on Flinders Lane. The first floor of the Nicholas Building has been completely empty of traders other than RetroStar Vintage Clothing since Collected Works Books closed in November. The other spaces on the first floor

Men’s Shed looking for new members

Melbourne Men’s Shed in its sixth year is recruiting new members and is also keen to attract more women. The shed, located in the car park basement of Federation Square, has 70 members but less than 10 women. Chairman Andrew Stefanetti told CBD News the organisation’s facilities were open to the whole community. He said

Working is no laughing matter

By Rhonda Dredge By 7.30 am office workers were spilling out of the great mouth of Flinders Street Station but they weren’t exactly laughing about the prospect of taking up their desks again for 2019.  Most had backpacks, one was doing a last-minute check of a report and all were looking glum as they waited

“Vertical Village” proposed for 435 Bourke

By Jessica Carrascalao Heard There could be a new addition to Melbourne’s skyline, with Cbus Property proposing a 200m tall “vertical village” in the heart of the CBD. The $1 billion project, located at 435 Bourke St and stretching from Queen to McKillop streets, would add over 64,000 sqm of office. The 55-level building would

Bourke St redevelopment

In December, the City of Melbourne submitted a planning application for a $232 million redevelopment of a Bourke St precinct. The block between Bourke and Little Collins streets will be turned partly into a “public commons” precinct aiming to encourage people to gather and participate in council activities. Added to the precinct will be: “public

Heritage hearings for Fed Square

By Meg Hill Progress may soon be made in the year-long public battle over a proposed Apple store in Federation Square with three days of public hearings announced for April. The Heritage Council of Victoria has scheduled the hearings for April 15-17 to assist in its assessment of heritage status for the square. The National

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