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Port Phillip Prison in lockdown over crowding dispute

Chris Vedelago Victoria’s largest maximum security jail will be put into lockdown on Sunday morning as guards launch a strike over claims private operator G4S Custodial Services is allowing dangerous...

Luxury yacht stuck on rocks in Port Phillip Bay

Patrick Hatch Three men are stranded on a luxury yacht that struck rocks and is taking on water south of Melbourne.

Port Phillip Bay search for World War I shell

Tim Young In the early afternoon of August 5, 1914, the German cargo ship SS Pfalz prepared to leave Melbourne, then steamed for the heads of Port Phillip Bay.

The utmost of privacy is reserved for fly-ins to an exclusive Port Phillip resort

Mud Island

Darren Gray It is in the Melway - but you would never try to drive there. It is home to thousands of part-time residents who travel from around the world to spend summer there - but few Melburnians have ever...

Hot-air balloon comes down in Port Phillip Bay

Bay balloon drama

Thomas Hunter A hot-air balloon with 10 people on board has landed in Port Phillip Bay near Port Melbourne.

'The epitome of ugliness': Designs emerge for Docklands tram bridge over Yarra River

bridge

Clay Lucas Is it a piece of much-needed, city-shaping infrastructure or is it, as Lord Mayor Robert Doyle describes it, ‘‘the epitome of ugliness’’?

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Prison guard smuggled phones, fast food into jail, court told

Adam Cooper A prison guard smuggled mobile phones, fast food and other contraband into Victoria’s largest maximum security jail because he was manipulated by a group of ‘‘hardened’’...

Two prison deaths in a week

Nino Bucci Two inmates in Victoria's largest prison have died in a week, amid concerns involving staff numbers and transparency about deaths in custody.

Remaining member of Plan Melbourne committee appointed to government board

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Aisha Dow and Clay Lucas The only member of a high-profile committee who did not resign in anger at the direction of the Napthine government’s Plan Melbourne strategy has been appointed to the board of the...

Prisoner found dead at maximum-security jail

Nino Bucci A man has been found dead in his cell at the maximum-security Port Phillip Prison.

Explosion at Barwon Prison

Barwon Prison.

Steve Lillebuen A small explosion has occurred inside Victoria's highest-security prison, with firefighters, paramedics and police heading to the scene.

Victorian Labor's Bay West plan for Melbourne too risky, former port chief says

Container ship

Adam Carey Labor’s plan to build a vast new Melbourne container port in the west of Port Phillip Bay is “simplistic” and likely to fail, former chief executive of the Victorian...

Police hunt escaped sex offender Andrew Darling

Andrew Darling.

Caroline Zielinski A notorious child sex offender is on the loose after escaping from a correctional facility in Victoria's south-west overnight.

Wild weather batters Melbourne

Wind

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...

Victoria weather calms after wild Tuesday

Caroline Zielinski Victorians will have some respite from wild winds and storms as the weather settles, with only scattered showers and comparative ly benign wind gusts expected to sweep the state on Wednesday.

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Country Victoria warned to brace for wild weather

Photo by Penny Stephens. The Age. Wild weather is wreaking havoc on the Mornington Pier . 24TH  JUNE 2014

Carolyn Webb Emergency services have warned residents of parts of country Victoria to brace for wild weather conditions late on Wednesday.

Hundreds of Victorians still without power

Mercury. News. Wind and Weather. L to R. University of Wollongong students Marisa Vinsky from Michigan. Sabrina Thelen from Michigan and Laura Russo from Wollongong get sand blown at Belmore Basin as the winds pick up in the Illawarra region. Tuesday 24th June 2014.  Photo. Kirk Gilmour

Craig Butt Electricity companies work to repair parts of the network damaged by the week’s wild weather.

New peak-hour services for busiest rail lines

Melbourne Metro Rail lost federal funding in the 2013 election.

Adam Carey Victoria's public transport system will get a much-needed shot in the arm next month when new peak-hour services are added to some of Melbourne's busiest rail lines, and sweeping changes are made to...

Push to block hotel development at Point Lonsdale reserve

Not happy: Point Lonsdale locals

Clay Lucas A push is gathering momentum in the coastal resort of Point Lonsdale to stop the possibility of a luxury hotel and spa being built on public land at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.

Proposal to close Gasworks Arts Park to rip up soil angers residents

Allison Worrall Closing down Albert park's popular Gasworks Art Park for a year to remove contaminated soil would be a massive overreaction, according to residents keen to keep the amenity open.