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“Positive trends” at troublesome Elizabeth St

“Positive trends” at troublesome Elizabeth St

June 18th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

The City of Melbourne says positive changes in cleanliness and anti-social behaviour are occurring in Elizabeth St following a community roundtable earlier this year.


More police on the beat: traders call for action at Elizabeth St trouble spot

March 1st, 2024 - Brendan Rees

Frustrated traders have made an impassioned plea for police to address concerns of unruly behaviour and the prevalence of rough sleepers at the southern end of Elizabeth St.

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Police urge traders to be “part of solution” at problem CBD location

February 20th, 2024 - David Schout

Victoria Police wants to work closely with Elizabeth St South businesses to clean up a “perpetual” trouble spot.

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Santa drops into town to promote e-scooter safety

December 13th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Santa has swapped his sleigh for an e-scooter to promote rider safety while raising funds for a good cause.

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More police to hit the beat, with e-scooter riders put on notice for festive season

November 22nd, 2023 - Brendan Rees

New Victoria Police recruits will be deployed in the CBD and a road safety operation will soon target e-scooters riders among measures to enhance safety and security.

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Businesses running as normal after temporary setback

November 21st, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Two CBD businesses are operating as normal after their main entrance was closed due to a faulty escalator believed to be out of action for six years.

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City mourns after Bourke St tragedy as traders hope to see visitors return

September 20th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

CBD traders say striking a balance that allows for enhanced security while maintaining a lively atmosphere will be crucial to the city’s resilience after a Bourke St tragedy claimed the life of a man.

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Resident taken to court over burnt toast

July 26th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

A high-rise apartment tenant accused of “tampering” with their smoke alarm after burning toast is now facing legal action in what he says is “unnecessarily stressful”.

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Police pounce on stolen van, shocking retailers 

July 26th, 2023 - CBD News

Retail workers in Little Collins St have been left stunned after recounting the dramatic moment police swooped on an allegedly stolen van, dousing those inside with capsicum spray.

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Police launch operation targeting vulnerable road users

May 24th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Victoria Police will be targeting behaviour that leads to road trauma among walkers, cyclists, motorcyclists, and e-scooter riders as part of a new five-month operation.

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