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Residents support our city but feel ignored

Residents support our city but feel ignored

May 24th, 2023 - CBD News

More than 70 locals attended a forum hosted by CBD residents’ group Residents 3000 on May 11, as local MPs and leaders from the City of Melbourne participated in discussions surrounding the state government’s decision to end the freeze on 1am liquor licensing.

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New Australian Federal Police headquarters opens in the CBD

April 20th, 2023 - Georgie Atkins

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has opened its new Victorian headquarters in the CBD, will now oversee Victorian and Tasmanian operations at 155 Little Lonsdale St.

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New bollard upgrade completed on Melbourne’s busiest pedestrian site

December 2nd, 2022 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

Twenty-eight permanent steel bollards have been installed at the intersection of Swanston and Flinders streets in an effort to ensure pedestrians are kept safe on one of Melbourne’s busiest sites.

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Weapons seized, nine arrested in major police operation following stabbings 

November 23rd, 2022 - Brendan Rees

A series of Victoria Police operations in the CBD and Carlton has seen an alarming number of weapons seized, including dagger swords, machetes, an axe, and box-cutters.

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Homelessness and public safety key issues at safety summit

September 21st, 2022 - Brendan Rees

A much-anticipated safety summit has been staged bringing together the City of Melbourne, Victoria Police, residents’ groups, and stakeholders to address various issues facing the city.

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E-scooter riders put on notice in a bid to improve road safety

September 21st, 2022 - Brendan Rees

Police have vowed to crack down on electric scooter riders to improve road safety ahead of the warmer months.

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Spike in dog attacks, barking complaints

August 24th, 2022 - David Schout

The number of reported dog attacks within the City of Melbourne has doubled in the past two years, as the council considers ways to deal with increased pet ownership.

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Safety summit set to be staged after community voices calls to “find solutions”

July 27th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

A community safety summit set to be held later this year will aim to bring together stakeholders and residents’ groups to address neighbourhood safety concerns.

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“Professional beggars” target the city, but police focus on those genuinely experiencing homelessness

July 27th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

A small number of “professional beggars” who are not legitimate rough sleepers are targeting the CBD and Southbank, however, authorities say they are gearing their efforts to people in genuine need.

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Concerns grow of alcohol abuse as decision on late-night liquor licence freeze looms

June 22nd, 2022 - Brendan Rees

CBD residents say they fear the outcome of a review next year of the existing freeze on late-night liquor licencing that could open the flood gates if it is not extended. 

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A subtle study of character

A subtle study of character

April 26th, 2023 - Rhonda Dredge
Butts banned on Bourke

Butts banned on Bourke

September 25th, 2019 - David Schout
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