Flemington

Planned Flemington racing grandstand faces hurdles over heritage

Mark Hawthorne The Victoria Racing Club has unveiled its $120 million replacement for the historic members' grandstand at Flemington Racecourse, and hopes it can open the new facility in time for the 2017 Melbourne...

Cleaner evicted from Flemington for alleged upskirting

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Police are investigating a cleaner who allegedly took upskirt photographs of women at Flemington Racecourse on Derby day.

Gridlock fears for Flemington as East-West Link off-ramp plans revealed

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Jason Dowling The planned multi-billion dollar tollway connecting the Eastern Freeway to CityLink will emerge in Parkville sporting fields, but the footprint of a city off-ramp remains unclear.

Towers set to overshadow Flemington Racecourse

Roses come out in front of the members stand at Flemington Racecourse

Simon Johanson Hundreds of apartments are set tower over Australia’s most famous horse race.

Flemington's most fashionable

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Rachel Wells A Brisbane-based paralegal has won the national final of the Fashions on the Field competition at Flemington.

Contamination problem for tunnel

Koppers Wood was responsible for copper chrome arsenate seeping into the soil on a site in Hume.

Clay Lucas Badly contaminated land in North Fitzroy that lies in the path of the East West Link freeway.

Government bows to pressure from home owners affected by the East West Link

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Adam Carey The cost of acquiring property to build the East West Link is set to increase by millions.

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Knowledge test will 'weed out' Melbourne's worst taxi drivers

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Picture by Wayne Taylor
27th November 2012
Generic picture of Taxis at Melbourne Airport.

Adam Carey The forthcoming taxi Knowledge test will put Melbourne's prospective cabbies and some current drivers through a rigorous, three-hour exam in which they must answer 85 per cent of 155 questions...

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East-west viaduct coming and Kensington residents want out

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Adam Carey The owners of dozens of new apartments in a converted warehouse in Kensington have implored the Napthine government to buy them out because their homes will be just 14 metres from an elevated road...

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Crime figures and bikies running illegal labour rorts on big building sites

Cameron Houston and Chris Vedelago Hundreds of Chinese workers are being exploited by some of Australia's largest building firms in a lucrative rort that has seen criminal figures and outlaw motorcycle gangs infiltrate Victoria's...

On the lawn with Oompa Loompas and a bride-to-be

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Adam Carey In my regulation black suit and tie and white shirt, I feel as though I have the Derby day dress code down pat; but no sooner have I joined the racegoers on the Flemington lawn than I have outed...

Police co-operate in taskforce Trident to fight crime on the docks

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John Silvester Police are no longer content with arresting the crooks and seizing the contraband. They want the lot.

Youlden Parkville Cricket Club fears east-west link will ruin Royal Park sporting grounds

Farrah Tomazin When Paul Sinclair arrived at the Youlden Parkville Cricket Club 21 years ago, it was just like any other grassroots club: dedicated players, loyal supporters, and a beer-based economy to keep it...

Victoria Police unveil plan to stamp out racism in force

Rania Spooner and Nino Bucci Police have unveiled a broad three-year plan to improve the treatment of diverse communities, following a historic public consultation on racial profiling practices within the force.

VRC chief waits for Cup carnival's ship to come in

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Mark Hawthorne A lot has changed in the past year for Victoria Racing Club's David Courtney.

Racing

Nikolic being investigated for stalking

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Nino Bucci and Patrick Bartley Banned jockey Danny Nikolic is being investigated by police for allegedly stalking Racing Victoria staff after he was told to leave their Flemington headquarters on Monday.

State government announces new off-ramp for east-west link

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Adam Carey A new off-ramp from the east-west link to Ormond Road will be built as part of the major road project, funnelling toll road traffic into Ascot Vale and Moonee Ponds, the Napthine government has...

Navel-gazing labours on

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Slogans aren't ALP's strong point but how about this for post-election: 'Have Navel. Will Gaze.'

Helicopters 'safe and exciting' despite crash

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Caroline Zielinski Helicopters are an 'extremely safe way to travel', the operators of charter services maintained.

East-west dig a 'health hazard'

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Farrah Tomazin The health of residents and builders could be placed at risk during construction of the east-west link, with the state government's own documents warning that contaminated soil, groundwater and...

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