Fitzroy

Transport Department staff funnelled public money to their children, IBAC hearing told

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Adam Carey Transport Department staff were alerted as early as 2010 that project officers in the department were awarding lucrative contract work to companies run by their own children, but took no action, an...

Fire at Fitzroy North factory

Fire at Fitzory North factory

Anna Whitelaw A large factory fire has gutted a Fitzroy North warehouse.

Drugs, knives force closure of rooming house in Fitzroy

Aisha Dow The discovery of weapons and a suspected night-time ice drug trade has prompted the closure of a Fitzroy rooming house.

Fitzroy police under corruption probe, court told

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Adam Cooper Police officers suspended from duties at an inner-Melbourne station during a corruption probe are in the process of being disciplined by force command, a court has heard.

Vandals target Captain Cook's cottage in Fitzroy Gardens

Captain Cook's cottage

Caroline Zielinski A 259-year-old historical tribute to Australia's famous navigator, Captain James Cook, has been vandalised just two days before Australia Day.

The Fitzroy faithful thrill at Cheap Kick's old-style skills

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Paul Daffey The Junction Oval in St Kilda has been a stage for football theatre since 1886 when the St Kilda Football Club began playing there.

Badly injured man found in Fitzroy

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Goya Dmytryshchak A man remains in hospital with life-threatening head injuries after being found in a Fitzroy street this morning.

Restaurant fire disrupts traffic in Fitzroy

Kristian Silva A restaurant fire has caused traffic chaos in the inner-city suburb of Fitzroy.

Taser thieves attack man in Fitzroy North

Attacked with a taser: Melbourne comedian Richard McKenzie.

Thieves used a taser to rob a 37-year-old man in Fitzroy North last night.

Detectives investigate Fitzroy death

Police have blocked traffic on Johnston Street, Fitzroy.

Benjamin Millar Homicide detectives are investigating the stabbing death of a 21-year-old Werribee man in the inner city.

Fitzroy stab victim chased through streets, court told

Stephen Cauchi The man accused of murdering Werribee man Shaun Wright in Fitzroy in the early hours of Sunday morning has appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court.

Four charged over Fitzroy Gardens attacks

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Thomas O'Byrne Four youths have been charged in relation to alleged assaults in the Fitzroy Gardens last month, which left one man with a fractured spine.

Fitzroy tailor shuts up shop

Tailor Tony Apidopoulis is to retire after working from his Smith St Fitzroy store since 1976. Photo by Craig Abraham

Craig Abraham spent Friday the 19th of August with tailor Tony Apidopoulis who is retiring after working in his Fitzroy store since 1976.

Motorcyclist injured following police chase through Fitzroy

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Megan Levy and Benjamin Preiss A motorcyclist has been critically injured in a crash following a police pursuit in Melbourne’s inner north this afternoon, police say.

Fitzroy Stars enjoying their home-ground advantages

Fitzroy Stars elder Uncle Phil Cooper with, from back left, John Hayes, Lionel Proctor, Ruben Hudson, Simon Minton-Connell and Jason Kanoa.

Maris Beck Fitzroy Stars Aboriginal football club used to train on an old filled-up rubbish dump. This season, their luck is changing.

Senior officer inflated costs of public transport projects, inquiry told

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Adam Carey A senior officer in Victoria's transport department conspired with contractors to inflate the cost of numerous small and medium-size public transport projects and funnel the money into personal...

Two Victorian public servants in IBAC probe over $25 million in contracts

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Adam Carey Senior staff in Victoria's former Transport Department and in Public Transport Victoria set up family companies that won about $25 million in contracts from those departments over seven years, the...

Former pilot avoids jail by pleading guilty to repeated unlicensed driving

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Steve Butcher A former pilot who repeatedly ignored orders not to drive has been warned by a magistrate that any re-offending will end in a prison cell. 

Test proves Yarra Trams' E-Class trams too power hungry for network

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Adam Carey Further doubts have emerged about whether Melbourne’s tram system can cope with the greater power demands of 50 larger trams that are progressively being put into service, after the system...

Economic case for East West link may be shaky

State Treasurer Michael O'Brien.

Josh Gordon, Clay Lucas The economic case for the East West Link could be shakier than first thought, with the government’s own modelling work suggesting the benefits could be overshadowed by towering costs.