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Council elections:  Who cares?

By Shane Scanlan Municipal voters in the CBD and Southbank are the most disinterested within the City of Melbourne, recently-released data has shown. At the request of CBD News, the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) has revealed by postcode where voters did not participate in last October’s municipal election in which Team Doyle was returned with

Photographic frenzy!

A collection of 100 maps documenting geotags has revealed that the most photographed spot in the CBD is the intersection of Swanston and Flinders streets. The collection is called The Geotaggers World Atlas and includes maps of cities from all over the world. The album is displayed on photo sharing website, Flickr. The maps are

Getting to the heart of the city

The most popular reason that people choose to live in the CBD is its variety and closeness to social and cultural activities. The latest survey of residents by Residents 3000 shows that 57 per cent of respondents chose this as a factor which influenced their decision to live in the CBD. Other popular reasons for

There’s no place like home

By Khiara Elliott Although he is an extensive traveller, Matthew Taylor always comes back to the CBD. Born here in Melbourne, Mr Taylor took his first major trip on his first birthday when he and his family moved to Saudi Arabia for his father’s engineering job. It was four years later when Mr Taylor and

Small business recognition

The City of Melbourne is seeking nominations from eligible small businesses for its 12th annual Lord Mayor’s Commendations. The commendations celebrate and recognise the contribution that small businesses make to the success of the city.  More than 500 City of Melbourne-based small business owners have so far been recognised. Applications are open until Friday, May

The perfect massage blend

With two locations in the CBD, True Thai Massage is delivering exactly what it promises to the local community – a real Thai massage experience. General manager, Tae Panuktong and marketing manager, Michael Wright travelled extensively around Thailand and Australia before realising that Melbourne was lacking in consistent, quality Thai massage. “Our focus when we

The sky’s the limit for CBD education

By Khiara Elliott Top education  is now at our doorstep with Haileybury’s fifth campus opened on King St. The 10-storey school welcomed 234 students aged from junior school to year nine through its doors on January 31. Principal Derek Scott has been in charge of all Haileybury’s campuses for nine years. He started researching the

Looking for a social conscience

By Rhonda Dredge These days everyone likes to advertise their differences including Marcus Dixon, the Big Issue seller in Flinders Lane, who makes up a little riff about the magazine to amuse buyers. In early December that riff got Mr Dixon into trouble when a tourist misunderstood his intentions and complained to the Big Issue

Metro Tunnel gets underway

The first major works of the Melbourne Metro Tunnel project started last month with the closure of Franklin and A’Beckett streets. Franklin St between Swanston and Victoria streets and A’Beckett St between Swanston and Stewart streets will remain closed for the next five years to make way for construction of the new CBD North Station.

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