About Us

The first CBD News edition was published in August 2014 as a means of providing a local news source for the city's growing residential population. Established on the same model as our existing publications in Docklands and Southbank, CBD News looks to serve the community in the best way possible. 

CBD News is printed monthly and 20,000 printed copies are distributed throughout the area. CBD News was originally established by Shane Scanlan and Shine Dighe. Today, it is privately owned and operated by Sean Car.

It is our job to inform the community of events, news and changes that are evolving around the area. We are a trusted source of information for residents, workers and visitors within the CBD. We are the voice of postcode 3000.

Owner/Editor - Sean Car.

Journalists - David Schout, Rhonda Dredge, Spencer Fowler Steen, Kaylah-Joelle Baker, Jack Hayes (business), Brendan Rees, Carol Saffer.

Photography - John Tadigiri, Murray Enders, Cam Grant. 

Production/Design - Kellie Roberston, Janina Roque, Kate Fooke. 

CBD News - Your community - Your newspaper

 

Meet Our Team

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Sean Car | Owner & Editor

Sean has worked in the City of Melbourne reporting local news in Docklands, Southbank and the CBD for 10 years. He previously worked at WIN News in Shepparton as a broadcast journalist and operates a not-for-profit organisation working with communities in Malawi and Uganda. As a Melburnian and owner and managing editor at Hyperlocal News, he's passionate about community and the role local journalists play in fostering it. 

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David Schout | Journalist

David has worked for CBD News for more than three years and is a dedicated and passionate journalist. He has worked in the media both in Australia and abroad and has worked across a diverse range of publications including The Guardian, Herald Sun, Leader, ESPN and Wisden. From council affairs to local news and sport, he enjoys reporting about all things Melbourne.

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Rhonda Dredge | Journalist

Rhonda first became involved with CBD News as an art and literature critic -  a space she has been contributing to for the past seven years. Since then, she has extended her arts, culture, street and general news reporting skills across the city. Rhonda is an experienced artist and journalist, who has a strong background in community and local government. 

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Jack Hayes | Business Editor

Jack has worked for Hyperlocal News for three years and wears a number of hats as marketing and distribution manager, as well as business editor and journalist. With a background in journalism and marketing, Jack combines two strengths through his work at Hyperlocal News with a personable and professional character to match that is always well received in the local community. 

Columnists

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Tom Bacon | Owners' Corporation Law

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Jackie Watts | Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network

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Shane Wylie | Docklands Chamber of Commerce

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Stella Barber | Precinct Perspective (Victoria Harbour)

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Keith Sutherland | Precinct Perspective (Yarra's Edge)

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Dr Janette Corcoran | Skypad Living

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Julian Smith | Precinct Perspective (NewQuay)

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Abby Crawford | Abby's Angle

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Tim Martin | Precinct Perspective (Batman's Hill)

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Sue Dight | Mission to Seafarers

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Ashley Smith | History

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Rob Pradolin | Housing All Australians

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Ivana Molnar | The District Docklands

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Dr Mike Edgley | Health & Wellbeing