Rent drops in Southbank, Docklands as new flats built

Clay Lucas Tony Penna says his experience of the housing market in Southbank could appear in an economics textbook, so simple has been the impact of supply and demand.

Long-derided Docklands acknowledged as economic powerhouse

Docklands development.

Clay Lucas For more than a decade Melbourne has derided Docklands as a failed planning experiment, but Docklands has quietly become one of the nation’s economic engine rooms.

'The epitome of ugliness': Designs emerge for Docklands tram bridge over Yarra River


Clay Lucas Is it a piece of much-needed, city-shaping infrastructure or is it, as Lord Mayor Robert Doyle describes it, ‘‘the epitome of ugliness’’?

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Ferries may be an option to link Yarra to Docklands: Lord Mayor

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Clay Lucas Lord Mayor Robert Doyle spruiks Docklands ferry service.

New threat to Docklands goods shed

Clay Lucas Heritage groups concerned over plans to demolish more of a 125-year-old railway goods shed.

Docklands turning over a new page

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Sonia Harford The collector in each of us seethes with envy at Shirley Bateman's job. In a year spent browsing for books, she has loaded up her trolley with 40,000 brand-new volumes.

Docklands death: man charged after road crash


Chris Hingston A man has been charged following a fatal two-vehicle crash in Docklands.

Drug, DNA tests for driver in Docklands fatality


Steve Butcher Police will undertake drug and DNA analysis in their ongoing investigation into a collision in Docklands last weekend that killed a woman.

Docklands faces overhaul as Gehl report urges major changes

The precinct should 'emphasise human interaction' and 'celebrate the potential of the waterfront as a recreational area'.

Jason Dowling International planning experts have called for a major overhaul of the development of Docklands with smaller intimate spaces and better connections to the seven kilometres of waterfront.

Victoria recalls former Docklands chief

John Tabart

Royce Millar and Ben Schneiders The Napthine government has turned to the man who oversaw the much-criticised Docklands development for ''urgent'' help on new projects before the November state poll.

Bunjil sculpture set to keep Docklands perch

The bunjil bird at Wurundjeri Way way go.

Dylan Bird Docklands landmark the Bunjil eagle is set to remain in the Wurundjeri Way median strip.

Lend Lease's Batman's Hill project to cover Docklands road


Simon Johanson, Aisha Dow A public road in Docklands will be shrouded in a massive roof to pave the way for a new $1.5 billion office and apartment tower precinct, the masterplan reveals.

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Too scared to ride, crowds watch Docklands wheel turn

Suzan Mustafa Crowds are gathering to gape at the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, even though some onlookers are "too scared" to ride.

Docklands Melbourne Star Ferris Wheel set to reopen

The Southern Star ferris wheel at Harbour Town is one piece away from completion just as retailers in the scarcely frequented shopping centre, tired of delays, are nearing complete disillusionment.

Stephen Cauchi The troubled Melbourne Star Ferris Wheel project is on the verge of reopening, four years after it was shut due to structural defects.

Docklands traders relieved as Southern Star wheel finally turns

Aisha Dow For a fleeting moment the Docklands wheel groaned into action high above the harbour suburb.

Bitter taste as Docklands restaurants go under

Blue Fire restaurant.

Rachel Wells Fifteen restaurants at Docklands - or 40 per cent - have closed their doors in the past 10 months, leaving residents devoid of dining options and the remaining restaurateurs fearing for their own...

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Fear of a second Docklands

Fishermans Bend as seen from Yarraville.

Marika Dobbin Australia's largest ever urban renewal project risks becoming 'worse than Docklands'.

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Docklands man charged over child porn stash


Jared Lynch A Docklands man has been arrested in relation to the discovery of a cache of child pornography.

Driver flees after Docklands cafe crash

The owners of a Docklands cafe face a large clean up after a ute smashed into the front of their business.

Adrian Lowe Docklands cafe battered with a ute and almost set alight during a vicious attack in the early hours of Thursday.

Docklands school plan takes shape

Generic Docklands.

Benjamin Preiss State government property developer Places Victoria is seeking expressions of interest to build a new independent school in the Docklands.

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