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Port Melbourne residents evacuated over high-risk gas leak

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Deborah Gough A dangerously high gas leak with the potential to burst into flame was detected in Port Melbourne causing residents to be relocated on Friday night.

Palestine protesters occupy roof of Port Melbourne factory

Protesters have climbed onto the roof of Elbit Systems in Port Melbourne.

Larissa Nicholson Protesters are staging a protest on the roof of a weapons manufacturer in Port Melbourne, in support of Palestine.

Firebombing at Port Melbourne home

Goya Dmytryshchak Police are investigating the firebombing of a Port Melbourne home early Saturday morning.

Dog rescued from roof of Port Melbourne apartment building

MFB logo Tuesday 9 December 2003 Picture by Craig Abraham The Age cma fire rescue SPECIAL TRUCK

Jessica Wright It was a dog day afternoon and morning for a hapless Port Melbourne pooch who found his way onto the fourth storey roof of an apartment building.

Port Melbourne stalker who shot at neighbours secretly spied on women

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Mark Russell When police arrested a man who had been terrorising his neighbours in Port Melbourne, they found a black notebook containing handwritten notes about women he had been secretly spying on.

Warehouse to whorehouse: Port Melbourne objectors lose in VCAT ruling

David Merlo VCAT's decision to approve a brothel in an industrial park bordering a residential area shows how tensions can rise when the tribunal adheres to planning considerations in determining applications...

Port Melbourne's Westgate Park lakes turn pink

Beau Donelly It may be possible to float in the saltwater lakes under the West Gate Bridge, but it's not recommended.

Police raid Mongols bikies in Port Melbourne

Caroline Zielinski Police have raided a property linked to the Mongols bikies club in Melbourne's inner south-west on Friday morning.

Developer's plan to tower over Port Melbourne

Proposed design of Waterfront Place.

Jason Dowling and Miki Perkins Owner of landmark site requests changes to allow 19-storey tower, apartments, cafe and shops.

Firefighters resuscitate dogs after house fire

Firefighters were kept busy from dogs and children.

Goya Dmytryshchak Two dogs were resuscitated by firefighters after a fire at a Kingsville home on Saturday.

Suburban density restrictions anger mid-sized developers

Goal Property Group’s Daniel Birner on a job site in Sandringham.

Clay Lucas Changes to Melbourne’s planning laws that have made it harder to build high-density housing in the city’s inner and middle suburbs have angered small and medium-scale developers, who say...

Hundreds of childcare workers underpaid

Childcare

Nick Toscano Hundreds of Australia's lowest-paid workers have been ripped off by two childcare centre operators in Melbourne and Perth.

Melbourne Uni construction crew boss linked to outlaw bikie gang

IMAGE SOURCE Facebook PHOTO OF BELL  bikie building contractors for Chris Vedelago story THE SUNDAY AGE NEWS Pub date 24th August 2014

Chris Vedelago and Rania Spooner A construction crew run by a prominent member of an outlaw motorcycle gang has worked on Melbourne University's new architecture building, a nursing home and a Toorak mansion, further fueling...

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...

Mongols starting to flex their muscles in Victoria

Mongols Motorcycle club

Nino Bucci and Rania Spooner Feared bikies from the Mongols are forming a stronghold in Victoria, with a feeder club established and international links growing as two senior members make Melbourne home.

Gangland police arrest six men on tennis match fixing allegations

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Rania Spooner Purana detectives have arrested six Victorian men over allegations of tennis match fixing, involving players, at state, national and international levels.

Wild weather batters Melbourne

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Jessica Wright, Nick Toscano and Anna Whitelaw Melbourne was battered on Tuesday by the wildest weather the state has seen this year, with the bayside suburbs belted by storm surges and high winds and the Yarra River spectacularly breaching its...

Metro Trains corruption claims

Metro to add 90 new train services (Thumbnail)

Clay Lucas The former managing director of a company that completed millions of dollars of work for Metro Trains says he was told of serious corruption within the rail operator, including employees who were...

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Planning Minister Matthew Guy gives green light for skyscraper city at Fishermans Bend: critics

The area that will become the new suburb of Fishermans Bend. Image supplied

Clay Lucas Planning Minister Matthew Guy has given the green light to developers for a proliferation of skyscrapers on prime land bordering the CBD, planners and the state opposition say.

Contemporary art thief with a ponytail

Henrietta Cook The heist took place as party-goers teetered into taxis late at night.A tall, thin person with a ponytail broke into a display home for a new development on Smith Street, Collingwood and stole an...