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Trade as usual

Trade as usual

By Rhonda Dredge Rush hour has arrived and it’s time for the evening swill. Andrew Sanders is waiting to take orders. He has 23 ales in his line-up and three ciders.  The crowd advances. Amongst them are many first-time visitors from interstate who expect a horse-racing tip. “The favourite is still Carlton Draught, unfortunately,” quips

Who is caring for the city

Who is caring for the city?

By Rhonda Dredge The cold hard light of argument bathed all in its uniform shades during the public hearing into the environmental effects of the proposed Metro Tunnel.  RMIT is the major landholder near the CBD North Station. Excavation of a shaft and a cabin will begin in Franklin St in January, submitting the university

$100 million hit to business during Metro Rail construction

Business acquisitions and disruptions during the construction of Melbourne Metro Rail will cost the CBD nearly $100 million in lost gross value added (GVA). The environmental effects statement (EES) published by the Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) predicts $60 million losses around CBD North station and $35.5 million around CBD South station. In the north, the

No rest for Burke and Wills

It seems there is no rest for Burke and Wills, with the statue of the ill-fated explorers likely to be moved again due to the construction of Melbourne Metro Rail. The pair died in 1861 after leading an expedition from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria and dying in the outback on their homeward journey.

Proposed permanent street closures

The Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) proposes that Franklin and A’Beckett streets be permanently closed, which the City of Melbourne opposes. The MMRA proposes that one of the entrances to the new CBD North metro station be placed in the middle of Franklin St on the east side where it intersects with Swanston St.  Emergency

First glimpse at new stations

Last month saw the unveiling of the first images for the five new underground stations which will form the Melbourne Metro Rail Project. These images provided Melburnians with their first glimpses of the look and feel of the project which features twin 9km tunnels running through the heart of the city. These were released as

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