Tag Archives: Collins St

Lots of activity in the CBD

The last month has seen a lot of development activity. VCAT has decided in favour of Brady Group’s 30-storey building at 274-278 Little Lonsdale St replacing the historic Phillips Shirts building. Originally planned as a 59-storey residential tower, it has been redesigned to minimise its visual impact and bulk while covering a blank concrete wall in

Tributes flow for the “King of Collins St”

By Shane Scanlan Melbourne turned out to honour the memory and celebrate the life of Don Parsons on May 17. Some had the privilege of speaking publicly about the man they are now calling the “King of Collins St”. For others, the reflections were personal.  They were about the small, non-random acts of kindness and

Progressive values to continue

Fear not!  The progressive approach to religion won’t be leaving St Michaels church in Collins St with the retirement of Dr Francis Macnab. His replacement, Rev Ric Holland, seems at least as non-conformist – if not more – than Dr Macnab! Rev Holland comes to the executive ministry role via a celebrated career as CEO

Radical preacher goes the distance

By Shane Scanlan Controversial CBD minister Francis Macnab retired last month, after 56 years at the helm of St Michaels Church in Collins St. Dr Macnab has been a polarising figure during his time at St Michaels.  His progressive approach to religion has attracted and inspired thousands.  But some of his provocative views have equally

Making a comeback

The CBD corporate world is more known for its vast foyers, elevators and symbols of power than its dark humour. Former federal minister and local member Lindsay Tanner works on the 33rd floor of one of Melbourne’s most excessive towers, 101 Collins St and he gets a kick out of lampooning it. The water is

Suited to life in the CBD

Although 24-year-old international affairs client liaison manager Briar Lloyd is used to working side by side with some of the world’s most major cities, her love for ours is quite possibly the strongest. Migrating from New Zealand in 2010 for her studies, Ms Lloyd completed a Bachelor of Arts, Media and Communications and Politics and

The west end of Collins St, mid 1970's

The Olderfleet Building of Collins St

This photograph is taken in the early to mid-1970s, at the west end of Collins St, near King St. The older buildings, on the south side of the street, are from left to right – The Olderfleet, Records Chambers and New Zealand Chambers buildings. In the background is the multi storey National Mutual commercial building,

City tower burglary and theft

Police are appealing for information regarding an alleged burglary and theft on Monday, May 29. Police say a man tailgated residents to get access to the mail room of an apartment block in Collins St, just after 1.30pm. The offender stole mail from various letter boxes inside the mail room, as well as a key

Flower power to help business

They say good things come to those who wait so, after two years, Collins St traders are excited abut achieving a 12-month trial installation of floral planter boxes. Collins St Precinct vice-president Alister Reid raised the idea with the City of Melbourne in 2013 and is delighted that it has germinated and blossomed. Mr Reid

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