Cockroach infestation closes Southbank restaurant

Steve Butcher A lifetime in restaurants has ended for a man after an infestation of cockroaches and filthy conditions forced the CEO of the City of Melbourne to shut down the Southbank premises which has led to...

Passer-by stabbed outside ABC building in Southbank


Stephen Cauchi A stabbing in Southbank near the ABC building on Monday night has resulted in one man being taken to hospital and another arrested.

Car flips after crash in Southbank

Chris Hingston A 19-year-old Blackburn woman has been taken to hospital after her car crashed into tram barriers, flipping onto its roof in Southbank on Saturday morning.

Yarra Trams marks best month ever for punctuality

Trams at the Kew depot

Adam Carey Melbourne’s trams had their best on-time performance in almost 10 years last month, as a $12 million scheme to improve six suburban tram depots produced quick dividends.

'Australia's Spiderman' Bryce Wilson taken to court to stop crane climb

Bryce Wilson.

Mark Russell A construction company has taken a Brunswick man dubbed 'Australia's Spiderman' to the Supreme Court to stop him climbing cranes on their building sites.

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.

Melbourne housing density grows sky high

Melbourne CBD.

Aisha Dow and Craig Butt The pace at which Melbourne’s CBD is being covered by skyscrapers has been illustrated by a Fairfax analysis of data showing the number of super-dense blocks dominated by high-rise apartments...

Wild weather batters Melbourne


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...

Matthew Guy approves thousands more apartments for Melbourne CBD

Melbourne office towers

Clay Lucas Planning Minister Matthew Guy has approved another tranche of skyscrapers in Melbourne's CBD, including what he says is the first 100-storey building in the Southern hemisphere.

Woman found dead behind police memorial in Melbourne's Kings Domain


Caroline Zielinski A woman has been found dead behind the Victoria Police Memorial in Kings Domain Gardens. 

Melbourne school holiday activities: winter 2014

Caroline Zielinski Yes, it’s school holidays again, and for any parent who is bereft of ideas, here are some of our tips on how to keep them happy - and occupied - these coming two weeks.

Homeless man sought over woman's death in Kings Domain

Rania Spooner Detectives investigating the violent death of a woman whose body was found naked and battered in Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens are searching for a homeless man.

Homeless man arrested over Kings Domain death


Rania Spooner The key suspect in the brutal death of a woman whose naked body was found at the Kings Domain parklands in Melbourne has been arrested.

Kings Domain victim 'a wonderful person and beautiful friend'

Renea Lau

Rania Spooner and Tammy Mills Colleagues of pastry chef who was sexually assaulted and killed at Kings Domain otell of their deep sadness at their loss.

Storm creates commuter crisis for Melbourne's afternoon peak-hour

A tree across tracks that caused a train line to be suspended.

Jessica Wright and Anna Whitelaw Melbourne is in the midst of a commuter crisis with major roads, train and tram lines and routes out of the city closed due to high winds, traffic accidents, flooding and strewn debris.

Melbourne traffic left to get worse as transport authorities fail to fix traffic lights

traffic light

Adam Carey Some of Melbourne’s most chronically clogged intersections have been left to gradually get worse for several years, in breach of state guidelines that traffic lights must be reviewed every five...

Taking life in leaps and bounds

Bron Oliver

The group of Melbourne's best ''traceurs'' meet in the city - their playground - every Friday night.

New CBD suburb E-Gate

The 20-hectare E-Gate site on
Footscray Road.

Jason Dowling A new suburb the size of a regional city on one of the best development sites in Melbourne is expected to be announced soon by the state government.

Puneet Puneet refused bail in India, clearing way for extradition to Australia

Puneet Puneet after being bailed from the Melbourne Magistrates Court in 2008.

Jason Koutsoukis The fugitive hit-and-run driver refused bail by India's highest court and will be extradited to Melbourne over an crash that resulted in a student's death.

RMIT to open $1.2m CBD pop-up venture on former A'Beckett Street car park

Artists Ash Keating at the site of RMIT's pop up park. 5th of May 2014The Age news Picture by JOE ARMAO

Clay Lucas and Benjamin Preiss For years it sat unloved, a mudbath in winter and a dust bowl in summer. But now a prime patch of city-centre land is being handed over, if only temporarily, to create a much-needed CBD park.