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Swanston Street Triangle

“Swanston Triangle” to undergo green renewal

April 12th, 2024 - Sean Car

An unused corner pocket of the CBD located at the intersection of Swanston and Victoria streets will be transformed into a new green open space under a City of Melbourne plan.


Sally Capp bows out as Lord Mayor on her terms

April 4th, 2024 - Sean Car

Sally Capp, the Lord Mayor who brought a new lease of life, energy, and dynamism to the role at a time when it was needed more than ever, ended weeks of speculation on March 28, announcing she would be resigning come the end of June.

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Councillor raises questions about Greenline costs

March 20th, 2024 - David Schout

City of Melbourne Cr Roshena Campbell says “a lot of people in Melbourne” would see the money spent to date on the Greenline project as “eye-watering”.

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“Chainsaw massacre”: residents condemn Vic Market tree removal

March 20th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

Residents are up in arms over early works that have begun to remove a large roundabout with trees next to Queen Victoria Market as part of a plan to “unlock” a proposed $1.7 billion high-rise tower development.

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Council to introduce a First Nations committee

March 14th, 2024 - Georgie Atkins

City of Melbourne councillors have unanimously voted in favour of establishing a First Nations advisory committee (FNC), which will play a crucial role “in the governance of the council”.

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Parliament Reserve suffers from neglect, residents call for action

February 28th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

Parliament Reserve, a popular park next to Parliament House, is being subjected to vandalism, bins overflowing, and banned bike riders, according to a concerned life-long resident.

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New park mooted for MacKenzie St

February 20th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

A new small urban park complete with garden beds and trees has been proposed for the northern end of the CBD.

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Just one-third back giving priority to Aboriginal names, prominent women for new streets

February 20th, 2024 - David Schout

City of Melbourne Deputy Lord Mayor Nicholas Reece has criticised survey results that he said gave disproportionate voice to non-residents and older people.

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Australia is failing community on Palestine 

February 19th, 2024 - Jamal Hakim

As the humanitarian crisis in Gaza grows by the hour, elected representatives at all levels of government in Australia are being asked to take a stand, and the City of Melbourne will debate this very issue on February 20.

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Council convenes key groups to help fix southern end of Elizabeth St

January 24th, 2024 - David Schout

The Lord Mayor has said that a “targeted approach” was required to make a problematic area near Flinders Street Station “safer and more welcoming”.

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