Vertical Neighbourhood Watch | CBD News

Neighbourhood Watch is about neighbours looking out for neighbours, but can this work in our vertical villages? There’s long been debate over what to call our inner-city locales of the CBD, Docklands and Southbank. Are we districts, precincts or can we claim the title of “neighbourhoods”? Of late, there has been a definite trend towards … Read more

Rental providers beware! | CBD News

In March 2021, the Victorian Government passed the most significant changes to rental laws in living history.   According to Consumers Affairs Victoria, the “changes were introduced to expand the rights and responsibilities of renters and rental providers (landlords) and will make renting in Victoria fairer and safer”. The legislation ensures rental providers meet the minimum … Read more

Woman charged after two people allegedly stabbed in the CBD

Brendan Rees | 21st September, 2022 A 28-year-old woman has been charged with a string of offences after two alleged stabbings occurred in the CBD on September 8. Victoria Police said emergency services responded to reports of a stabbing during an attempted armed robbery at the intersection of Flinders and Downie streets about 5pm. Shortly … Read more

Five people injured in explosion and fire at restaurant in Darwin CBD's Austin Lane | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Five people injured in explosion and fire at restaurant in Darwin CBD’s Austin Lane | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) ‘Ball of flame’: Five injured in explosion  news.com.au What ignited ‘violent’ explosion at Darwin restaurant  NT News Five people injured in explosion and fire at restaurant in Darwin CBD’s Austin Lane  ABC News View Full coverage on Google News

NYC Weed Trucks Confiscated in Brooklyn, Manhattan – NBC New York

Nearly two dozen tow trucks, each accompanied by three vehicles with the New York City Sheriff’s Office, were confiscating a number of weed trucks in Manhattan and Brooklyn Wednesday as part of an organized sweep to address community complaints, most of which appear to be over parking, authorities say. The sheriff’s office says the charges … Read more

Geelong CBD renewal plans at standstill as residents await government approval

Peter Mitchell has lost count of the number of times he’s seen plans to revitalise Geelong’s CBD. Key points: A framework plan to revitalise the Geelong CBD is yet to be approved by the government The 30-year plan aims to increase the population of the CBD to 10,000 Residents say development has been stunted by … Read more

World-class fertility treatment comes to South Melbourne

Dr Moses Abe, an internationally recognised obstetrician, gynaecologist, and Monash IVF specialist, has recently relocated his highly-regarded Melbourne Fertility Clinic to South Melbourne to better service the inner-city community. Specialising in the fields of obstetrics, gynaecology and reproductive medicine, Dr Abe’s experience in fertility spans three decades and his clinic offers a vast range of … Read more

CBD agent recognised as one of organisation’s finest

Sam Fenna of Belle Property Melbourne & Carlton was named the 2022 Customer Experience Agent of the Year at the 2022 Belle Property Hockingstuart Victorian State Awards night this month. Held at The Park in Melbourne, the award ceremony was an opportunity for the Belle Property and Hockingstuart network in Victoria to celebrate the exceptional … Read more

Brisbane council trials bikeway speed monitors to slow cyclists, scooters at Kangaroo Point

A new council trial of flashing awareness signs on one of Brisbane’s busiest shared pathways has been met with mixed responses from cyclists and pro-pedestrian groups. Key points: Brisbane City Council is trialling two Bicycle Awareness Monitors along the Kangaroo Point Bikeway Brisbane West Bicycle User Group and Queensland Walks say the signs indicate there is … Read more

What is a void and how did it bring Brisbane’s CBD to a standstill?

Towering cranes and scaffolding dominate inner-city Brisbane right now with major infrastructure projects like the Cross River Rail, Brisbane Metro and Queen’s Wharf set to change the face of the CBD. The developments are also occurring in some of the oldest parts of the city. Then on Wednesday morning, traffic gridlock and hours-long delays gripped … Read more