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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

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

A long-awaited Tuscany dream comes into fruition

Business owner of Tuscany Cafe, Sergio Lollini always dreamed of opening a coffee shop, so when a space in Queen Victoria Market became available he did not even hesitate to make it his. Open for two months, Mr Lollini’s dedication to authentically represent his home country in the country he now calls home is noticeable … Read more

Metro Tunnel digs prove Melbourne’s historical love of coffee

Metro Tunnel | 27th July, 2022 An Australia-first discovery as part of Metro Tunnel Project works has revealed the city’s famed coffee culture is decades older than first thought – as far back as the Victorian gold rush. Archaeologists working on the site of the future Town Hall Station near the Young & Jackson Hotel, … Read more

A remnant of the past tucked away in Franklin St

In 1937 this old two-storeyed house that had seen better days was put up for auction. It was on a site alongside a terrace of six other old two-storeyed houses, tucked up against a right of way and not far from Elizabeth St. When auction day came along, no-one bid for 83-95 Franklin St. At … Read more

Always on the move | CBD News

Mick and his mates were having a good laugh down by the river last month at the outrageous claim made in the latest issue of sister publication Southbank News that beggars were earning $1000 a day on the streets. Mick is a regular along Southbank Boulevard and can often be seen with his “homeless” sign … Read more

Are you bothered by noise? – CDB News

Are you bothered by noise?  CDB News