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Growing Urban Seedlings 

Growing Urban Seedlings 

By Sunny Liu Behind the concrete facade of the 174 Collins St building is a growing indoor community garden with a purpose to bring fresh urban-grown produce to local tables. Flourishing at the basement of Urban Seed’s Central House behind the Collins St Baptist Church, the micro farm is the brainchild of the Urban Seedlings

Little Lonsdale St trees to go

Residents are angered  five lilly pilly trees will be removed from Little Lonsdale St to make way for the Wesley Church construction. Lendlease, acting for the site developer Charter Hall, has proposed the tree removals. A City of Melbourne spokesperson said the council’s arborist was satisfied that Lendlease had “exhausted all options to retain the

Happy 30th, Ross House

The CBD’s not-for-profit hub Ross House is celebrating its 30th birthday on October 11. Being a self-managed and community-owned building, the Ross House Association hosts 93 community groups advocating for causes such as social justice and environmental protection. The Flinders Lane building provides affordable office spaces, resources and collaboration opportunities for its tenants. Formerly called

Resident joins in a rewarding run

CBD resident and worker Sumathi Chatna describes herself as “not a runner”, but she is participating in a 10km run at the Melbourne Marathon on October 15 for a good cause.  Ms Chatna said she was inspired by her colleagues, who participated in last year’s Melbourne Marathon and raised money for charities. With the support

Citizenship is in demand

By Shantelle-Ann Marquis 108 Melbourne residents officially became citizens on August 23. Since September 2006, more than 6600 Melbourne residents have become citizens and, out of that number, 815 people had their ceremony after Australia Day 2017. The City of Melbourne has held 10 citizenship ceremonies and two “super ceremonies” to keep up demand from

Residents explore Parliament House

What’s inside one of Melbourne’s biggest landmarks, Parliament House? CBD residents’ group EastEnders was offered an exclusive insight into the iconic building when members went on a two-hour architecture tour on September 1. From the Upper House to the library and to Queen’s Hall, each corner was constructed with amazingly impeccable architectural design, which EastEnders

VCAT out of reach of locals

By Shane Scanlan CBD locals are despondent that serious financial risk has prevented them from challenging a controversial City of Melbourne planning decision late last year. Maureen Capp and other Regency Towers residents wanted to challenge the council’s decision on November 22 to grant a permit to Brady Jones Pty Ltd for a 60 metre

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