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“A complete mess”: Unprecedented public response as council muddies bike lane message

“A complete mess”: Unprecedented public response as council muddies bike lane message

June 22nd, 2022 - David Schout

The City of Melbourne was heavily criticised for reportedly slamming on the brakes of its accelerated bike lane rollout in June. But while this wasn’t really the case, it has few to blame after a series of mixed messages.

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Debate over city’s recovery emerges after agent fined for “multiple signs”

June 22nd, 2022 - Sean Car

Agents from a prominent CBD commercial real estate company are engaged in a dispute with the City of Melbourne after the council penalised them more than $15K for erecting multiple unpermitted “for lease” signs at a Flinders Lane property.

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New deadline on missing Elizabeth St plan

June 22nd, 2022 - David Schout

Forgotten plans to pedestrianise large parts of Elizabeth St will be back on the agenda by early 2023 at the latest, after City of Melbourne councillors pushed officers for an update on the project.

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Old and underused council properties could be up for sale

June 22nd, 2022 - Sophie Berrill

A worn and “underutilised” City of Melbourne-owned property on A’Beckett St is among four properties expected to go on the open market, following a community engagement process.

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Stories of safety emerge amid passionate bike lane debate

June 22nd, 2022 - David Schout

A common thread emerged throughout a marathon five-hour meeting at Melbourne Town Hall on June 7, where safe cycling infrastructure was again the feature topic.

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