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21 Best Things to do in Melbourne
Everyone loves a BEST OF list and 21 Best Things to do in Melbourne by JetSetting Fools (Sarah and Kris) is a beauty. The JetSetting Fools provide travel stories, information, advice and tips on si ..
3000 evacuated in Melbourne office fire
⊜ 26th floor - Bourke Street between King Street and William Street Melbourne
Tuesday June 24 2003 - More than 3,000 people have been evacuated after fire broke out today in an office tower in Melbourne's city centre. Ambulance spokesman James Howe said the fire began about ..
Australia Triumph - One down 2 to go...
Over 60,000 people proved yet again, why Melbourne is the Sporting Event capital of Australia. Braving wet blustery conditions the M.C.G turned on an excitment packed game that was close to the very ..
Australia's best playground: Parkville
⊜ Gatehouse St, Parkville
Melbourne is home to Australia's best playground: Royal Park Nature Play, Gatehouse St, Parkville A nationwide search by an expert jury from the Australian Institute for Landscape Architects for 20 ..
Baby Gorilla | Melbourne Zoo
⊜ Melbourne Zoo - Closed - Elliott Avenue Parkville
March 2015 | Gorillas at Melbourne zoo have welcomed a new baby western lowland gorilla, the seventh to be born at the zoo, but the first in 15 years. The first-time parents are mum Kimya, origina ..
BATMANIA | The City That Never Was
The mark of a city is not in the manner of its birth, but in what it has become. Melbourne's greatest hits GOVERNMENT Melbourne was the founding place of the federal parliament, which was ..
Bubbles Bubbles Everywhere | Flash Mob
⊜ Cnr Swanston St Walk and Little Lonsdale St Melbourne
Bubbles Bubbles Everywhere was the first official Melbourne Flash Mob, held on Sunday June 12th, 2011 at Melbourne Central. View Bubbles Bubbles Everywhere as Ruben the flute player creates a littl ..
CBD precinct for Yarra
15 June 20003 - THE North bank of the Yarra - including a large section of Flinders St Station - will be redeveloped as a major public precinct. The station will lose one or two platforms to make w ..
City banks on river
15 June 2003 - THE Sandridge Rail Bridge will be only half-reopened - but is to cost nearly twice as much as planned. Final plans for the 17-metre wide eyesore, seen by the Sunday Herald Sun, revea ..
City Circle Tram | Polly Woodside & Old Melbourne Gaol
THE NATIONAL TRUST OF AUSTRALIA (VIC) CELEBRATES THE LAUNCH OF THE POLLY WOODSIDE & OLD MELBOURNE GAOL CITY CIRCLE TRAM. In support of our Heritage Listed W Class Trams & our top Melbourne visitor ..
Clash of Titan's - Australia Wins
⊜ www.telstradome.com.au Melbourne
Described as a Clash of Titan's, The Wallabies clinched a thilling ONE POINT win over a gallant Ireland here tonight. Saturday 1NOV2003. A packed Telstra Stadium Melbourne watched a classic rugged ..
Congratulations ! Melbourne Times 35th Birthday
For the past 35 years, The Melbourne Times has been the voice of its community with a vigorous and direct approach to its reporting, a strongly followed opinion and letters section and a firm commitme ..
Convention Centre Development
⊜ 2 Clarendon Street South Melbourne
Three consortia will be invited to provide detailed plans for the development of Australia's largest convention centre, to be built on the south west bank of the Yarra by end 2008, the Minister for Ma ..
Dights Falls | $1 million boost
2nd Kennett Ministry NEWS RELEASE - Wednesday, 13 November 1996 From the Office of the Minister for Conservation and Land Management Dights Falls - a $1 million boost for the Yarra Water has fo ..
Digital TV On | Analog TV Off
Melbourne will be the last city in Australia to see the analog TV signal before it is switched off at 9am on Tuesday 10th December, 2013. To receive broadcasts, viewers will need a television with ..
⊜ Collins St Docklands
A Dock Theatre underneath the Collins St bridge has been proposed which will seat 300 and also have 2 dedicated bars. The main auditorium will convert to a full 3D digital cinema as well as play ho ..
Easter 2003 BAN cost traders millions
Frank Penhalluriack, who opened his hardware store on Easter Sunday. Victorian businesses say they lost tens of millions of dollars in revenue because of the Bracks Government's controversial East ..
Freeway or Howards Way
I really wanted to be the first writer to say it, but it does fit. I dont quite understand Brackies point? They lend you money to help build road... You take it and build road... Where's ..
Freeway Tunnel Proposal an Expensive Waste
The Public Transport Users Association has slammed the latest inner city freeway proposal released in a report prepared for the City of Melbourne. The council's "East-West Integrated Transport Prop ..
Gone in Melbourne
by James Wall As an original experience, Melbourne will soak into you and make you feel as though you are stepping from the bus, the train, the plane, into a sort of post-Orwellian wet dream. Ex ..
Good Friday Appeal big WIN
Herald Sun newspaper reports this morning Scud's loss is RCH's gain. THE kids were the big winners of Australia's Davis Cup loss to Sweden yesterday. The Aussies were bundled out in the first roun ..
Hallam Bypass Opens
⊜ Hallam Bypass Hallam
Pollution-free baptism for new bypass - July 28 2003 - The State Government opened the $165 million Hallam Bypass yesterday, 17 months ahead of schedule and $10 million under budget. The 7.5-kilometre ..
HBO drama The Leftovers
The third and final series of critically acclaimed HBO drama The Leftovers will be made in Victoria. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews , who is in the US on a trade mission, announced on Saturday t ..
Hi-tech system to replace Metcard
PLASTIC smart cards will replace the failed Metcard ticket system on Melbourne's trams, trains and buses under a $400 million plan. The commuter-friendly electronic swipe cards are designed to make ..
Holiday trains, trams axed
TRAIN and tram operators will slash services during the holidays despite an average fare rise of almost 10 per cent from January 1. Up to one in five tram services will be cut with Yarra Trams and ..
Impact on Melbourne 2010
These are the events and people who made an impact on MELBOURNE in 2010.. These events and people are either Melburnians or the event took place in Melbourne. Mary MacKillop Was there anythin ..
In the near future
This is what Melbourne's skyline is likely to look like in around 4 years... The city's thriving concrete jungle is sprouting new additions... ..
Is D24 a tradition that is very famously Melbourne!
Is D24 a tradition that is very famously Melbourne! You would think so! What a grand idea to retain the D24 tower which has stood on top of the Russell Street Police Headquarters building for as ..
Joe Hockey loves Melbourne
NOT everything federal Tourism Minister Joe Hockey says makes sense, but this time he has it right. Mr Hockey says that Sydney (from where he hails) is tired and complacent, event-rich Melbourne ..
Lies Fibs and Deceit
⊜ 25 Smith Street Fitzroy
Melburnian's looking for a very funny read cannot go past The Melbourne Times 'Silly Edition' out this week. While you would normally expect to read a Lies Fibs and Deceit edition on April Fool's D ..
In 2044, Linking Victoria became the biggest transport program in Victoria's history. The Bracks Government's $5 billion Linking Victoria program is revitalising Victoria's transport system. As the ..
Melbourne - Sleek City
The $6m Melbourne Gateway scheme symbolises the city's architectural renaissance, writes Joe Rollo, which would not have happened without a series of bold decisions. There's a story that bears tel ..
Melbourne -v- Sydney
As the song says, the beat goes on.. Melbourne is better than Sydney Sydney is better than Melbourne Who knows? Who cares? We do! Melbourne is better than Sydney We were delighted to see FAC ..
Melbourne Archive in UN World Register
A Melbourne archive that features the work of one of the first artists in the world to work with laser, sound and image production, Joseph Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski, has been included in the UNESCO ..
Melbourne has something a bit special about it
I was looking for an old image of Melbourne when I came across this page. Beside having a good image, it presents a view of Melbourne which we all share. The article is appealing to teachers looki ..
Melbourne Museum Fee Cuts - 15/05/2003
⊜ Rathdowne Street Carlton
MELBOURNE Museum was thrown a lifeline yesterday when the State Government introduced free entry for children and cut adult entry fees by more than half. The cost of an adult ticket was slashed fro ..
Melbourne Spider Invasion
THE outdoor furniture is so covered in cobwebs it resembles a prop from an Indiana Jones film. Meanwhile, each time you open the car door you plunge your fingers into a web that spans the length of th ..
Melbourne | 2018 Happiest City in the World
Feel the love: Time Out City Life Index reveals that Melbourne is the happiest city in the world It's said that Melburnians can be a little smug sometimes - but who can blame us when we've got wor ..
Melbourne | Australia's Most Romantic City
Melbourne has once again proven itself as one of the most liveable cities in Australia, topping the nation's other cities in a recent survey that found Melbourne is the nation's top spot for shopping, ..
Melbourne | World's Most Liveable City
Melbourne was ranked the world's most liveable city for 7 consecutive years, achieving a near perfect score on the Economist Intelligence Unit's liveability survey. In 2018, Melbourne slipped to se ..
Melbourne's Live Music Scene
Melbourne's Live Music Scene has had its ups and downs, open and closed doors.. but without doubt, Melbourne remains the live-music capital of Australia. Melbourne's Live Music Scene is in great sh ..
Melbourne's PERFECT weekend 2003
THE sun gods are expected to dazzle Victoria's sports lovers on the first day of an action-packed racing weekend. Amoung the hundreds of special events being held this weekend in Melbourne are the Ca ..
MELBOURNE: CHIC HAPPENS
Just over a decade ago, Australia's second largest city seemed consigned to a rust-belt decline. Now, as Jefferson Penberthy writes, all trends are being reversed by a $15bn revival that is showing th ..
Mzuri | Melbourne Zoo Gorilla
⊜ Elliott Avenue Parkville
The most famous gorilla at Melbourne Zoo, Mzuri was born on June 3 1984, a son of Melbourne's second female, Yuska. Melbourne Zoos' Gorilla group began in 1980 when a pair, Buluman and Betsy arrive ..
Name A Metro Rail Station
VICTORIANS HAVE A ONCE-IN-A-GENERATION OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THEIR MARK ON MELBOURNE BY NAMING THE NEW METRO TUNNEL STATIONS. Suggest a station name online or visit us at the Melbourne Writers Festi ..
National Gallery - A Jewel Repolished
⊜ www.ngv.vic.gov.au Melbourne
Today [Thursday 4-12-03] Melbourne's crown jewel -- will be exposed for the first time publicly in 4 years -- cleaned and restored to all its original glory. Interestingly, the story does not appea ..
New Road | Melbourne Airport to Western Ring Road
⊜ Airport Drive Tullamarine
Airport Drive Extension & Steele Creek North Project New Airport Drive now open! Overview: - 3.3 kilometre extension of the existing Airport Drive between Sharps Road and Mercer - Drive - Melr ..
Palace Nightclub on Fire
⊜ St Kilda
Firefighters are battling a blaze at the former Palace nightclub in St Kilda amid fears it could spread to the neighbouring historic Palais Theatre. More than 20 fire engines are at the scene and p ..
Princes Bridge Lamps
⊜ Princes Bridge Melbourne
Lamps return to complete Princes Bridge restoration The last of ten decorative lamps on Princes Bridge will be lifted back into place tonight as the $4.1 million project to restore of one of Melbou ..
Purple Soup Award
Purple Soup, a not-for-profit group that brings adventure into the lives of children with chronic illnesses recently received a prestigious award at an international conference in the United States. ..
Race on to move GP in time
Melbourne's formula one Grand Prix will be moved from its usual early March date in 2006 to avoid a clash with the Commonwealth Games. "We are a victim of our own success in scooping some of the wo ..
RACV - Red Spot Survey 2004
The Red Spot Survey is back again! The last survey, in 2002 attracted thousands of responses and resulted in the State Government allocating more than $3 million to fix problems highlighted by RACV m ..
Researching Melbourne's Past
The State Library of Victoria has opened its historic collections to a Victoria University researcher, Dr Stefan Schutt. Dr Stefan Schutt will enjoy full access to the collections as part of a Berr ..
SAVE Melbourne's Old High Court Building
⊜ 450 Little Bourke Street Melbourne
A question mark hangs over the heritage-listed 1928 building in Little Bourke Street, earmarked to make way for the extension of the Supreme Court next door. The Supreme Court of Victoria has a num ..
Siren sounds to start - Waverley Park
⊜ Wellington Rd Exit from Monash Freeway Waverley
06 July 2003 - DEVELOPER Mirvac yesterday unveiled its grand vision for former football headquarters AFL Park, Waverley. Home seekers had their first opportunity to buy at the site. The $1 billion ..
Snow Forecast for Melbourne CBD
April Fool's day... have a nice day! ..
Southbank Cultural Precinct Redevelopment
⊜ St Kilda Road Melbourne
The Southbank Cultural Precinct Redevelopment will re-invigorate this vibrant cultural and community hub, give Melbourne the cultural precinct it deserves - an open, accessible, integrated, imaginativ ..
Step in the right direction
WHEN and why did Houdini dive in the Yarra River? What is Melbourne's Canvas Town? Where can you find a Jeff Kennett gargoyle? These gems and many more of Melbourne best kept secrets are uncovere ..
Streets ahead in GARAGE SALES
A refreshing new idea revitalising neighbour relationships and winning over the whole community is based on Melbourne's love of garage sales. A street, actually it's a road is throwing a STREET gar ..
The Great Tram Robbery
⊜ Riversdale Road Hawthorn
After midnight on the morning of 18 August 1901 the Hawthorn horse tram was held up by four masked men as it was proceeding east along Riversdale Road just after leaving Power Street. One of the men l ..
The Race That Stops A Nation
On radio they were asking "was there any other city in the world that turned a horse race into a public holiday?" Melbourne did way back in 1861 and continues to, the race that stops a nation, and ..
Top 10 Things To See in Melbourne
Where to take visitors to Melbourne? Popular tourist locations in Melbourne, favourites for visitors and locals alike. Everyone wants to know.. What are the Top 10 Things To See in Melbourne? ..
Two-storey height limit may spread across city
The State Government has opened the door to curbing building heights across Melbourne after backing new limits in the Bayside municipality. Planning Minister Mary Delahunty has agreed to a Bayside ..
UFO picture a saucer wonder
WHILE man is making his mark on Mars, some humans are wondering if aliens have zoomed into Melbourne. A mysterious photograph has sparked a UFO frenzy in the city's north. Both believers and scepti ..
UNESCO City of Literature | Melbourne
Bookworm bliss Lovers of the written word have long been drawn to Melbourne's bohemian culture of bookshops and cafes, from Booker Prize winning novelists to street poets. In 2008, Melbourne was ..
Unique Places In Melbourne To Take Friends
We found this wonderful article by Lauren Vadnjal about places to take friends visiting from out of town. What stood out was the uniqueness of the places, definitely not your run of the mill touris ..
Victoria | Best of Everything
Brand Victoria: Andrews Government unveils $20 million new marketing strategy, logo for state Premier Daniel Andrews unveiled Brand Victoria on Wednesday 12th August 2015 at the world-renowned Melb ..
Victoria's Top 20 Attractions
Victoria's top attractions includes 11 that are within walking distance of Melbourne's CBD, one of the reasons Melbourne is so popular with visitors. Federation Square is Victoria's top destination ..
Victorian Major Projects
Very handy web site if you are researching new developments. Listed below are some of the major projects in 2003. In 2001 the Victorian Government announced the Victorian Industry Participati ..
What a year it's been for the Tote
⊜ The Tote Hotel - 71 Johnston Street Collingwood
TUESDAY January 2011 marks the first anniversary of Collingwood live music venue the Tote calling last drinks, after a protracted battle about trading hours and restrictions with the Liquor Licensing ..
Where To Take Visitors in Melbourne?
Where can we take visitors? is one of our most frequently asked questions. The question is often a statement: We know the well-known places but where is somewhere different? You have to consider v ..
You're invited to a huge, queer WEDDING
Jarrod Hughes and David Lawson, Annie Magee and Kris Darmody will exchange commitment vows with hundreds of other gay couples on Sunday. Hundreds of couples will gather in the city's Alexandra Gar ..
YVE Apartments win top architecture award
⊜ 576-578 St Kilda Road Melbourne
An apartment complex on St Kilda Road has won the state's highest architecture award. Wood Marsh Architecture was presented with the Victorian Architecture Medal at last night's Royal Institute of ..
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