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Solicitor sponsors major art prize

A lot of planning goes into arranging a major art prize and finding sponsors is one of the more delicate tasks. Peter Nevile donates the prize money for the runner-up at the Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition. The $25,000 in prizemoney makes it one of the most lucrative in Melbourne. The Australian National Line is … Read more

Melbourne Star sits idle after one year as no solid buyer emerges

With the one-year anniversary approaching since Docklands’ iconic Melbourne Star shut down, the sale of the giant observation wheel appears to be no closer. The 120-metre-tall waterfront wheel closed for good last September during the COVID-19 pandemic when its operating company MB Star Properties Pty Ltd went into liquidation. The wheel, which opened in 2008 … Read more

Docklands revving up for Melbourne Boat Show

Brendan Rees | 3rd August, 2022 Docklands will host the 60th Melbourne Boat Show in October with the major event set to be a drawcard for visitors and a welcome boost to the precinct’s economy. The show, which has moved from the Melbourne Convention Centre, will be held at on the waterfront at NewQuay Promenade … Read more

All about the positives | Docklands News

By Monique WylieNewQuay Resident For those of you who didn’t read last month’s column, Shane is still out of action, so here comes another edition from his sister – Monique – aka the crazy dog lady. I’m all about the positives this month. I moved to Docklands 20 years ago and I have seen all … Read more

I can’t agree | Docklands News

As a resident of Docklands for eight years, I am bemused by the opinion of the City of Melbourne that occasional big events are seen as the best way to encourage and increase patronage back to Docklands. I strongly believe that a broader, different vision is required.   Docklands needs to be reimagined and repositioned … Read more

Big dreams, even bigger nightmares – Docklands News

Big dreams, even bigger nightmares  Docklands News

Women’s Health Week: Pregnancy, vitality and healthy ageing

Women’s Health Week, held from September 5 to 11, is the biggest national health week for women and girls. In 2013, realising that there was no event dedicated to women’s health in Australia, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health ran the very first national Women’s Health Week. Thousands of women across Australia subscribed to take part … Read more

Docklands – a port precinct?

Beyond the Bolte Bridge, the commercial Port of Melbourne (PoM) operations define the unique status of the Docklands precinct. While Docklands may not actually identify itself as functioning “port” precinct at all, perhaps it should do so. Whatever happens as the operations at the PoM evolve this will absolutely impact on the Docklands precinct. For … Read more

Docklands very own “Heartbreaker” | Docklands News

Announced as a “Heartbreaker” ahead of the premiere of 7 Plus’s latest reality show Heartbreak Island, Tiarne Butler is simply a local Docklander looking for new experiences. The show features 16 Heartbreaker contestants from Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA who are confined to a tropical island to find a partner and compete … Read more

Safety summit set to be staged after community voices calls to “find solutions”

A municipality-wide community safety summit to be held later this year will aim to bring together stakeholders and residents’ groups to address neighbourhood safety concerns.  The City of Melbourne will convene the summit, which is expected to be held in August, after the initiative was discussed at a Presidents of Residents’ Associations meeting with the … Read more