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October 26, 2010 § Leave a comment
The Nine network will shoot its Melbourne-based productions from the Melbourne Docklands Studio from next year.
Nine has signed a five-year deal to move productions including Millionaire Hot Seat, The Footy Show and the coming National IQ Test from their traditional Richmond base to Docklands’ Sound Stage Four and then Sound Stage Five in a year after it is re-fitted with motorised lighting systems, control rooms and storage facilities.
October 11, 2010 § Leave a comment
Social media websites have been blamed for turning North Melbourne into a graffiti hot-spot attracting under-age taggers from across the state.
Sergeant Monique Kelley said some local traders were believed to be selling spray-cans to the youths, which is illegal if the buyer is under 18.
And she said it was likely the sales were being promoted online, as kids were travelling from as far afield as Echuca. “Word of mouth can’t travel this well. They (the businesses) must be advertising on Facebook or another social site,” Sgt Kelley told Melbourne Leader.
The increase in the amount of tagging in the suburb has prompted police to launch Operation Blackwood at and around North Melbourne train station. Police have swarmed the precinct twice in the past month and issued seven $587 on-the-spot fines for possession of spray cans without a valid excuse. Officers have also confiscated 120 aerosol cans, including one car-load containing 70 cans.
October 1, 2010 § Leave a comment
Eight years after building its fifth tower, Mirvac has launched Yarra Point, the sixth tower in its Yarra River precinct development. The $200 million, 31-level tower will have 201 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Like the Yarra’s Edge townhouses, Yarra Point offers waterfront living with premium views of the city, Point Park and Port Phillip Bay.
All apartments will have private balconies set into the building’s facade and this development boasts spacious layouts and apartments ranging in size from approximately 55 to 200 square metres. Sky residences make up the top three levels, offering spacious living and three bedrooms from $1.4 million.
September 27, 2010 § Leave a comment
Grand final weekend was one of the slowest for auctions with about 50 across Melbourne.
Almost 600 auctions are planned for this weekend.
A spokesman from the REIV, Robert Larocca, says it is an unprecedented situation for the Melbourne auction market.
“We won’t know for a day or so. Some [auctions] will shift to earlier in the day, some will shift to Sunday and some will shift to the weekend after,” he said.
“It will depend on the day, place and time and how the agent and vendor are feeling.”
Source: ABC News
September 22, 2010 § Leave a comment
Officially opening the new $20 million Melbourne North Police Station on Wreckyn Street in North Melbourne, Mr Cameron said the facility was a leap forward in the Brumby Labor Government’s commitment to making Victoria a safer place to live and work.
“This new 24-hour police station will keep the community safe and help continue to lower the local crime rate,” Mr Cameron said.
“The new station caters for a Uniform Branch, Crime Investigation Unit, Highway Patrol, and Proactive Program Unit.
September 21, 2010 § Leave a comment
As Melbourne struggles with a housing shortage, some of the city’s finest abodes are home to nothing more than dust and cobwebs.
The land alone, believed to be one of Toorak’s largest allotments, could now be worth as much as $35 million.
Plans by Mr Yu to build a five-storey apartment block on the site were rejected a decade ago.