Residents 3000 look forward to 2017

Residents 3000 has an active year planned continuing to develop community awareness of Melbourne’s wonders plus the issues that we need to address to keep liveability to a high standard.

The first meeting of Residents 3000 will bring members and guests up-to-date with works on the Metro Tunnel.

As with last year the community group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6pm at the Kelvin Club (Melbourne Place).  Our meetings were so successful last year that we have already planned events going out for the whole year.  As an example, the March meeting will be another popular Trivia Night and in April we will be tackling the important issue of homelessness in the Melbourne CBD.

Other events will address the planned upgrade of the iconic QV Market and topics such as the greening of laneways and waste management.

The next meeting is Thursday, February 2 at the Kelvin Club.  Future meetings are posted on our web site.

Have you seen it?

If you stand on the corner of Little Collins and Russell streets you will see a new art work on the Hero apartment building.  The work is entitled Bushrangers created by Raafat Ishak and is based on William Strutt’s 1887 painting entitled Bushrangers, Victoria, Australia, 1852, a collection of the University of Melbourne. The current work was photographed by Zoe Ali in Royal Park, Melbourne, October 2016.

Strutt’s bushrangers painting provided the perfect picture for that setting, it depicts two groups of people with similar aspirations, wealth in a newly-colonised territory but with different ideas about how to obtain it.

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