Tag Archives: CBD

Daily population boom in the city

Some 903,000 people are in the City of Melbourne municipality on an average weekday in 2016, a City of Melbourne population estimates report shows. There has been a 6 per cent increase from the 851,000 daily population in 2014. Among the 903,000 people, 136,000 were residents, which is up by 11.6 per cent from 2014.

CBD office market gaining strength

The latest research from Colliers International shows that the CBD office market continues to perform well for landlords.  Its Second Half 2017 report says prime effective rents climbed by their strongest rate since 2011, underpinned by strong rental growth over the year. “Premium grade assets experienced the highest net face growth rates, growing 18 per

Japanese animations to be showed

The entire collection of films made by one of the world’s most loved and acclaimed animation studios, Studio Ghibli, is coming to the Melbourne CBD in August. The series of Japanese household animation films, including Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and Laputa: Castle in the Sky, will be showcased at Hoyts Melbourne Central and ACMI

The face of the CBD

Being a 28-year-old Chinese Australian with three tertiary degrees, CBD resident Wendy Liu could very well be the face of Melbourne’s CBD. The latest census shows 38.4 per cent of Melbourne CBD residents have Chinese ancestry. The median age in the CBD is 26 and 57.8 per cent of residents are tertiary educated (read the

Man charged following fatal CBD assault 

Melbourne Crime Investigation Unit detectives on May 16 charged a 26-year-old man following a fatal assault in  Melbourne’s CBD earlier last month. The assault occurred on Russell St near the corner of Flinders Lane on Saturday 6 May about 11.45pm. A 22-year-old Werribee man was allegedly punched and fell to the ground before being taken

The “veganising” of the CBD

By Melissa Chung The heart of the city is joining the vegan flight but is still trailing many Northside locations. According to Euromonitor International, Australia is projected to be the third-fastest-growing vegan market between 2015 and 2020 with 9.6 per cent growth – after China (17.2 per cent) and United Arab Emirates (10.6 per cent).

Talk about local …

By Mary Dalmau  Business experience has made me appreciate that there is local, and then there is “local”.  Generally, people talk of local in the context of the whole CBD but the fact is many people live, work and visit in extremely specific geographic areas. Over the past 40 years, I have worked, at different

Funds for CBD projects

The CBD is to benefit from some new capital works announced in the City of Melbourne’s draft 2017/18 budget. The council plans to allocate $1.5 million to close to traffic the eastern side of Elizabeth St, between Flinders St and Flinders Lane. It has also earmarked $800,000 for 360 more “big bellied” rubbish bins, which

Creating a mini Melbourne 

Declan Mulcahy is working on a MiniMelbourne project that turns the CBD’s most iconic landmarks into miniature Nanoblocks. An avid Lego lover and lifetime Melburnian, Mr Mulcahy started MiniMelbourne late last year after being inspired by the hand-drawn Melbourne Map curated by artists Lewis Brownlie and Deborah Young. Mr Mulcahy said he thought the CBD

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