Tag Archives: Lord Mayor Robert Doyle

Deal or no deal?

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

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle with popular food truck vendor "Mr. Burger"

Food trucks forever

Food truck fever has well and truly struck the CBD, with the City of Melbourne announcing that five permanent precincts for food truck vendors will be operational early next year. The five locations will be mostly within the CBD, with sites adjacent to the Queen Victoria Market, three along Flinders St, as well one as

A Phil Cleary supporter attempts to upstage Robert Doyle at a recent media "stand up".

Council election: Doyle by how far?

By Shane Scanlan The interest in this month’s City of Melbourne council election is not whether or not Robert Doyle’s team wins but, rather, wins by what margin. After eight years in the job, the Lord Mayor has made the role his own. And, while there are plenty of people who’d love to see the

Protesters outside the town hall on September 6.Protesters outside the town hall on September 6.

Horse permits too hot to handle

By Khiara Elliott With an election looming, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle doesn’t appear to want to talk about horse drawn carriages. Animal activist group Melbourne Against Horse Drawn Carriages (MAHDC), on the other hand, is demanding that its voice be heard. The issue was to have come before the council on September 6, with street

CBD to remain lockout free

By Nicholas Li Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has reassured hospitality business owners in the CBD that the council is not entertaining a return to lockout laws. Speaking at the launch a report on the second year of the Melbourne Retail and Hospitality Strategy 2013-2017, Cr Doyle reaffirmed the city’s strong anti-lockout stance. “They did not

Nearly 20,000 homes now in CBD

The number of homes within the CBD has increased by 60 per cent since 2010, a recent report by the City of Melbourne has found. The most recent Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE) data, released last month, found that there are currently some 19,200 dwellings in Melbourne’s CBD, compared with 11,900 in 2010.

Local Monopoly fails to pass ‘Go’

Can you imagine Melbourne without Collins or Bourke streets? The makers of the new Melbourne edition of the iconic board game Monopoly can, as shown when they launched the game at Federation Square last month. Federation Square features, as does the Victoria Market.  And the CBD’s heart is represented by Hosier and Hardware lanes. But

The city’s new men’s shed unveiled

By Sean Car The Melbourne Men’s Shed was officially opened on Monday, September 7 at Federation Square – a first for CBD residents. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and Minister for Families and Children and Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos were among a number of distinguished guests who joined Melbourne Men Shed chairman Alan Seale to unveil

The making of a lord mayor

Robert Doyle’s six years as Lord Mayor of Melbourne has benefitted both the city and the man himself. Melbourne has had a highly articulate, hard working and talented champion.  And Cr Doyle has experienced a rehabilitation of sorts and has emerged a better person. This is largely because of the nature of local government.  Although

Motorcycle plan

Two wheels are better than four, according to a City of Melbourne plan to encourage more people to ride motorcycles in the CBD. Endorsed by council last month, the Motorcycle Plan 2015-18 was developed in consultation with riding groups and aims to make the city safer and more attractive for motorcycle riders. Lord Mayor Robert

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