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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...

Parkville IT staff cuts isolate NICTA lab from world's top biomedical research precinct

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Bridie Smith The decision to cut staff at the Parkville laboratory of Australia's peak IT research organisation NICTA will isolate the agency from one of the world's top biomedical precincts, it has been warned.

Woman indecently assaulted on route 55 tram in Parkville

Tram stops along Swanston street.

Patrick Hatch A woman was indecently assaulted on a tram in Melbourne's inner north this week.

The east-west upheaval in Parkville

Aisha Dow Parkville residents are worried towering flyovers will transform their peaceful neighbourhood when the suburb becomes home to a major freeway connection.

Golf buggy crushed by train as golfers jump for their lives

Gofl ball and putter

Deborah Gough Two golfers had to jump for their lives from their golf buggy to escape an oncoming train at Royal Park.

Detainees trashing juvenile centre: union

Aisha Dow Young detainees at a Parkville juvenile centre have broken out of their unit and begun rioting on the roof, according to union reports.

Government faces $340 million bill over planning blunder

Fishermans Bend in Melbourne

Chris Vedelago and Clay Lucas The state government could be forced to spend more than $340 million buying private land to turn into public parks at vastly inflated prices in light of a major planning blunder in the new inner city...

Apartments sit idle as East West Link tunnel creeps up

evo apartments under construction

Larissa Nicholson Nearly 100 new apartments are sitting empty in one of Melbourne's most desirable suburbs, nearly a year after the Victorian government bought them for $90 million.

Politicians refuse to commit to second mental health hospital

Youth mental health.

Steve Lillebuen Both sides of politics appear to have deferred a decision on funding a second mental health hospital until after the election despite renewed calls to build the long-awaited facility.

A beautiful new home for architects? Decide for yourself

Tim Leslie (left) of Open House Melbourne and Tom Kvan,  dean of Melbourne Uuniversity's Faculty of Architecture

Clay Lucas Ever wondered if the city’s new architects get the benefit of learning in a beautifully designed building?

Toll road 'cheese stick' move mooted to save houses from East West Link

Citylink

Adam Carey and Aisha Dow The “cheese stick” that symbolically welcomes CityLink traffic to Melbourne could be shifted 80 metres north in a last-ditch change to the design of the East West Link that has been...

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East West Link battle goes underground

Artist image of East West Link.

Sue Hewitt The East West Link tunnel battle has moved 'underground' with claims historic titles give people ownership of their land to the centre of the earth – right in the path of the tunnel, according...

East West Link project approved with Royal Park largely spared

East West Link.

Adam Carey and Clay Lucas The six-kilometre East West Link tollway through Melbourne's inner north will be built after Planning Minister Matthew Guy announced he had approved the project on Monday.

Fix level crossings first: poll

Labor has promised to remove 50 level crossings if it wins November’s state poll.

Richard Willingham Fixing Victoria’s level crossings is the highest infrastructure priority for the state, ahead of the western section of the East West Link and a Melbourne metro rail tunnel, according to voters.

Ill times for medical research as institutes face ballooning costs as support declines

Prof Brendan Crabb (AAMRI President & Burnet Institute Director) 
Prof Geoffrey Donnan (Florey Institute Director) 
Mr Harold Mitchell (Florey Board Chair) 
Prof Rob Shepherd (The Bionics Institute) 
Prof Garry Jenning (Baker IDI Director) 
Prof Doug Hilton (Walter and Eliza Hall director) 16th April 2014. Photo by Jason South.

Bridie Smith Victoria's top medical research institutes face a funding crisis, with costs of research ballooning as state government support has flatlined.

East West Link bidders ask to dig up more of Royal Park

Zoo supporters rally in Parkville against the East West Link project.  Rachael the tiger.

Clay Lucas Bidders vying for the contract to build the East West Link toll road have been told by the Napthine government’s road authority they are free to put in a bid that would see more of Royal Park...

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Rerouted Metro Rail project to top Victorian budget

metro

Adam Carey A multibillion-dollar rail tunnel from Southern Cross Station to South Yarra will be the biggest item in this year’s Victorian budget, News Limited has reported.

$11b trainline centrepiece of Napthine Government's Budget

Farrah Tomazin An $11billion train line between South Yarra to Melbourne Airport forms the centrepiece of the Napthine Government’s election-year cash splash _ but the long-awaited project won’t be...

State budget: What voters think

Nick Toscano and Beau Donelly Voters have their say on Victoria's election year budget.

Roads and rail paved with election year cash

The showpiece is the Melbourne Rail Link, a 7.5 kilometre tunnel from South Yarra to Southern Cross Station.

Adam Carey Road and rail projects that will transform Melbourne dominate the Victorian budget in this election year, with the Napthine government pledging that up to $24 billion will be invested in new...