Docklands will host the next council meeting

The City of Melbourne will host the next in its “neighborhood series” of Future Melbourne Committee (FMC) meetings at Docklands on May 17 at 6pm As part of an effort to bring a slice of local democracy to its constituents, the council announced this year that it would be moving one of its two monthly … Read more

Labor look to tackle decade-long slump as Greens favorite to win again

Before the federal elections on May 21, Docklands News looks at the Melbourne venue and whether Labor candidate Keir Paterson can stem the party’s huge drop in first-choice votes since 2010. Greens leader Adam Bandt heads into the 2022 Federal Election as the heavy favorite to win the Melbourne seat for the fifth consecutive time. … Read more

The rate of inflation ignites the socialists

The cost of living was on everyone’s lips in The District Docklands on Saturday 30th April in the run up to the federal election. Victorian socialist candidate Colleen Bolger was there handing out how to vote cards. “Inflation is rising faster than it has,” Bolger said. “It’s gone up to five percent.” The rise in … Read more

What is the future vision for Docklands?

A summit, involving key stakeholders from government, business and the local community, will soon pose this very question; an increasingly important one as Docklands continues its slow recovery from the pandemic. It’s a question that Docklands custodians seldom consider with meaningful honesty. Participating in consultations and designing plans only takes you so far. What does … Read more

University of the Third Age is “frustrated” by “lack of support” from the council

In a Melbourne City Strategic Plan 2020-2024, Melbourne is seen as a great place to age, but according to the City of Melbourne University of the Third Age (U3AMC), a lack of council support for finding a permanent space tells them the opposite. As a global non-profit organization focused on helping retirees or retirees over … Read more

The works of the Enterprise Park finish | CBD News

Improvements to a prominent park on the north bank of the Yarra River are finally complete, with new seating, paths and additional green space the size of an Olympic-size swimming pool. Chief among the improvements to the new Enterprize Park is the expanded lawn area, along with improved river views, improved accessibility, strengthened connectivity throughout … Read more

Labor look to tackle slump of the decade as the Greens are favorites to win Melbourne again

Ahead of the federal election on May 21, CBD News takes a look at the Melbourne venue and whether Labor candidate Keir Paterson can stop the party’s huge drop in first-choice votes since 2010. Greens leader Adam Bandt heads into the 2022 Federal Election as the heavy favorite to win the Melbourne seat for the … Read more

Art Venues at Risk: We Must Save the Nicholas Building and the Curtin Hotel

Arts and culture are central to Melbourne’s identity. Personally, it’s one of the main reasons I love living here. Getting on a tram to the Comedy Festival, seeing a show at La Mama or being able to enjoy a live music concert almost any time of the week or year are some of the great … Read more

Cultural icon Sticky Institute reopens in the Nicholas Building

A cultural icon from Melbourne has literally risen in the world after more than two decades promoting his paper goods in the underground Campbell Arcade, next to Flinders Street Station. Sticky Institute, known for its fanzines, which are homemade books or magazines, has moved to another creative hub nearby, the Nicholas Building. “We plan to … Read more

Retired architect finds his passion in photography

When retired architect Ralph Domino discovered his love of photography just before the pandemic hit, little did he know his work would be recognized globally. But after reading around 150 books on photography during Melbourne’s lockdown and embracing his own style, the 30-year-old CBD resident has made an impressive mark on the world of photography. … Read more