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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

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

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

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