Residents unhappy about “unsightly” palm trees proposed for Exhibition St

Residents unhappy about “unsightly” palm trees proposed for Exhibition St

April 24th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

CBD locals have expressed concern about a palm tree variety that has been chosen for planting along Exhibition St within the theatre precinct, saying it was inappropriate and out of place for the area.


Liquor shop faces huge demand under state’s container deposit scheme

February 20th, 2024 - Marilyn Tan

A liquor shop acting as the only CBD site where people can cash in bottles and cans under the state’s container deposit scheme (CDS) is struggling to cope with demand.

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From waste to soil food: residents welcome recycling trial

October 25th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Residents at the Spring Street Towers have embraced a new Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) collection service trial that is aimed at curbing landfill.

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Spanish electric vehicle company sets up operations in the CBD

September 20th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Spanish-based electric vehicle (EV) charging tech provider Wallbox has officially launched the opening of its operations hub in the CBD, in move set to revolutionise the future of driving.

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Yarra Trams joins conservation group to support Australia’s biodiversity

September 20th, 2023 - Brendan Rees

Yarra Trams has joined forces with Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) in a new campaign aimed at protecting Australia’s biodiversity.

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Council lays down models for more laneway greening in the CBD

August 23rd, 2023 - Sean Car

Following the success of pilot greening projects in four CBD laneways since 2017, the City of Melbourne has officially endorsed three models, which it says will help see more laneways go green in our city.

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Campaign channels an almost science-fiction approach to repurposing cigarette butts

April 3rd, 2023 - CBD News

Environmental charity No More Butts is collaborating with social enterprise Fungi Solutions to launch “Cig Cycle” – a campaign aimed at generating new ways of recycling cigarette butts discarded at Melbourne businesses.

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Council trial making high-rise composting a reality

February 22nd, 2023 - Sean Car

In an Australian-first, the City of Melbourne has introduced its Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) collection service in high-rise buildings, with a Spring St apartment tower among six selected in the municipality to take part in a 12-month pilot.

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Greening projects making Melbourne an urban forest

January 25th, 2023 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

The City of Melbourne is set to become a little greener with a number of tram stops transforming into lush eco-installations as part of the council’s Urban Forest Fund Grant program.

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Green your balcony this holiday season  

November 23rd, 2022 - Brendan Rees

Looking to transform your balcony into a greener and lusher space over summer?  

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New harvest for Citywide

May 25th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge
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