Maribyrnong

Building rules to protect Yarra and Maribyrnong

Yarra river.

Farrah Tomazin All new properties along the Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers will be subjected to mandatory height limits and environmental controls.

Maribyrnong not yet protected by river laws

The apartments.

Marika Dobbin New rules protecting the Yarra River from overdevelopment will not stretch to the Maribyrnong River until about July, giving at least one Ascot Vale apartment project a multimillion-dollar advantage...

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Melbourne language study reveals a cacophony of diversity

Craig Butt and Allison Worrall More languages are spoken in Melbourne than there are countries in the world, a cacophony of 251 tongues whose voices stretch to all corners of the city.

Inner-west truck curfew could be expanded

Truck traffic on Francis Street, Yarraville.

Adam Carey Night-time truck bans could be extended to residential streets in Melbourne’s inner west that are used by hundreds of heavy vehicles a night, as the Napthine government seeks to address...

Police seek man with 'distinctive ears' over burglaries

Police are seeking this man.

Patrick Hatch A man with “distinctive ears” is behind a string of at least eight burglaries at stores across Melbourne, police believe.

Reform locks up our suburbs

Generic Melbourne suburbs

Karin Derkley A city bristling with three times as many high-rise towers as today. Twenty-storey apartment buildings along commercial strips in the suburbs.

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Woman attacked on Craigieburn-bound train

Beau Donelly Police are appealing for witnesses to an indecent assault that took place on an inner-city train last month.

Man charged for attempting to join war in Syria

The latest car bomb that has killed at least 19 people, followed earlier attacks as pictured in this handout released from Syria's national news agency.

Jane Lee Amin Mohamed, 23, appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday, charged over his alleged attempt to join the war in Syria.

Melbourne-Brisbane airport drug ring busted

Victoria Police.

Cameron Houston and Kristian Silva A major drug syndicate that allegedly used commercial airline flights to smuggle tonnes of marijuana between Melbourne and Brisbane has been dismantled by a national police taskforce.

Coalition in $1.5 billion East West Link pledge

East West Link

Josh Gordon Denis Napthine has dramatically ramped up Victoria's infrastructure agenda ahead of the November 29 state election, confirming plans to build both stages of the East West Link simultaneously in an...

Planners warn new housing zones could make rich richer, poor poorer

City council coiffers are swelling thanks to the continuing influx of new central Melbourne residents adding millions of dollars a year to the council rates base.

Clay Lucas New residential zones risk pushing up house prices dramatically in Melbourne's most expensive suburbs, and depressing land values in less wealthy areas, according to a letter penned by 35 of...

Victorian bushfires: February 10, 2014

Orbost bushfire

Catherine Chisholm Good morning. This is The Age's coverage of Victoria's bushfire emergency this Monday.

Man dies in Victorian detention centre

MARIBYRNONG DETENTION CENTRE  Generic pics of the Maribyrning Illegal Immigrant Detention Centre.  Sunday 6th March 2005  for THE AGE NEWS  Picture by SHANNON MORRIS DIGICAM MARIBYRN

A man has died while being held at an immigration detention centre.

Footscray's Shepherd Bridge bridge in urgent need of repairs, says report

Shepherd Bridge, Footscray

Adam Carey One of Melbourne's most important road bridges is in urgent need of work so both trucks and cyclists can continue to use it safely, an expert report given to the Napthine government has found.

Denim mill set to revitalise Melbourne's urban fabric

Aisha Dow Piece of Yarraville’s industrial history poised to become $2 billion mini-suburb.

Coming to grips with tightly held streets

housing real estate generic

Christina Zhou Tucked away in quiet corners of Melbourne are the streets few want to leave, with homes that come on the market once every few years, if that.

Denis Napthine slams Labor's transport plan, leaves open possibility of Port of Melbourne sale

Denis Napthine.

Deborah Gough Labor's plan to sell the Port of Melbourne was a "premature sell-off", the Premier says, but he has left open the possibility of selling it after the Port of Hastings is developed.

Motorcyclist killed in Footscray crash

Police are investigating a fatal crash in Melbourne's west on Sunday night.

Maggot found in sushi at Highpoint

Chloe McSaveney.

Nick Toscano, Aisha Dow Sushi company that served maggot-infested crispy chicken rollhas previous hygiene convictions.

East-west rationale to stay secret

Denis Napthine

Royce Millar and Jason Dowling Victorians will never get to see the economic rationale for the state's most expensive transport project, with the Napthine government ruling out public release of the business case for the...

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