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Award for apartment safety project

Award for apartment safety project

Residents 3000 president John Dall’Amico and Leading Sen-Constable Glenn McFarlane have together created a new security assessment program for apartment buildings. To commend his efforts in the development and assessment of residential apartment security, Mr Dall’Amico was last month presented with an award on behalf of Residents 3000. The award was presented by Acting Inspector

Council inconsistent on apartment design standards 

By Khiara Elliott The City of Melbourne (CoM) has changed its tune on the State Government’s attempt to establish standards for the design and construction of apartments. When it first told the government its position in July 2015, the council deliberately promoted general principles.  But, after the matter came before the Future Melbourne Committee (FMC)

Deal or no deal?

In the pre-election environment everyone was running away from a reported Queen Victoria Market deal between building unions and the Lord Mayor – everyone, that is, except Team Doyle. The Age newspaper had earlier run a prominent story about an alleged secret deal to ensure the QVM redevelopment. Council administration distanced itself from the suggestion that

CBD dodges congestion tax

Premier Daniel Andrews has rejected Infrastructure Victoria’s proposed inner-city congestion tax. Infrastructure Victoria proposed transport network pricing to be introduced all over Victoria. More specifically, a congestion tax was suggested for the CBD, which would have cost residents $5 every time they left or arrived home. The congestion tax would work via a double cordon

Phil Cleary

CBD: an electoral powerhouse

By Shane Scanlan October’s Melbourne City Council election is likely to be determined right here in the CBD, despite fewer than one in five residents being enrolled to vote. The CBD punches well above its weight in political terms.  The tiny postcode 3000 contains more than a third of the city’s 133,805 eligible votes. With

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