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Stonnington may compel hundreds of home owners to sell

Chris Vedelago Stonnington council is set to take a landmark vote on a controversial policy that could eventually compel hundreds of home owners and businesses to sell their properties to the city for conversion...

Stonnington council worker faces trial over $700,000 alcohol theft claim

Security threats at Victoria's courts are soaring.

Adam Cooper A council worker accused of stealing more than $700,000 worth of alcohol from the City of Stonnington and selling it for profit has been committed to stand trial.

Stonnington Council worker accused of stealing up to $1million

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Cameron Houston A former manager at Stonnington Council has been charged with almost 1000 offences.

City of Stonnington aims to create more open space

Stonnington park from car park

Carolyn Webb The City of Stonnington is flush with nightclubs, shops and socialites. What it doesn't have a lot of, is parks. And so it has set out to acquire some.

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Front-runners emerge for safe Liberal seat of Hawthorn

John Pesutto and John Roskam

Henrietta Cook, Josh Gordon MPs will be discouraged from nominating to take over Ted Baillieu's prized seat of Hawthorn, with the Premier's legal counsel and the director of a free-market think tank emerging as front-runners in...

Former premier Ted Baillieu resigns

Ted Baillieu

Josh Gordon and Henrietta Cook Former premier Ted Baillieu is expected to confirm his retirement ahead of the November state election.

Mystery in timing of Ted Baillieu's decision

Former premier Ted Baillieu.

Josh Gordon, The most curious question surrounding Ted Baillieu's decision to step down from his seat is why now? Why at this late stage in the political cycle?

Hunt on for Prahran High site

Education

Jewel Topsfield Imagine a high school in an office block on St Kilda Road. Or one that shares the Victorian College for the Deaf's magnificent bluestone buildings or is located within Essex Street or Horace Petty...

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South Yarra woman tied up, BMW stolen

Police

Rania Spooner Police are hunting a home invader alleged to have tied up a South Yarra woman with a phone charger cord and driven off with her BMW coupe.

Malvern Scout group celebrates after council abandons hall demolition plans

Bianca Villarosa A Scout group in Malvern is celebrating after Stonnington Council voted to abandon its demolition plans, and instead give it a four-year lease on its hall.

Game of zones continues as councils warns residents to brace for development rush

Planning Minister Matthew Guy.

Clay Lucas Kingston council residents area should brace for a "slew of applications" from developers, the council's planning manager says, after Planning Minister Matthew Guy failed to sign off on new zoning...

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Not all going to plan in tale of two cities

Darlene Reilly of the Sunshine Residents and Ratepayers Association.

Karin Derkley This is a tale of two cities. A Melbourne of proud, heritage streetscapes. And another of streets ''ripe for renewal''.

Islamic body denies 'mega mosque' plan for Balwyn, Toorak, Caulfield

An artist's impression of the proposed mosque for East Bendigo.

Jo Davy The group behind a proposed mosque in Bendigo has denied claims it is planning “mega mosques” for Balwyn, Toorak and Caulfield.

High-rise bans in Melbourne's richest suburbs

THE AGE 8/07/09   VCAT has decided to allow development of Camberwell Station.  Pictured let to right is Mary Drost, Vice President Boroondara Residents Action Group BRAG, Cr Jack Wegman, Boroondara Mayor and Jack Roach, President o BRAG at Camberwell Station. Pic by Rebecca Hallas SPECIAL 00000000

Clay Lucas Swaths of Melbourne's richest suburbs have been locked up and high-rise development largely banned, after Planning Minister Matthew Guy approved new residential zones across the city's most expensive...

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Como House grounds could become housing estate

Chris Vedelago and Cameron Houston The National Trust is working on a plan that could see the grounds of historic Como House subdivided and sold off in a bid to raise the funds needed to maintain the landmark South Yarra mansion.

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Denis Napthine urges vote for Mary Wooldridge in Kew battle

Mary Wooldridge.

Josh Gordon Premier Denis Napthine has dramatically intervened to promote his favoured candidate in an increasingly hostile preselection battle for the plum Liberal seat of Kew.

Wooldridge loses Kew preselection in blow for Premier

Richard Willingham Victorian Premier Denis Napthine's election campaign has been dealt an embarrassing blow, with senior minister Mary Wooldridge losing preselection for the state seat of Kew.

Mary Wooldridge defeat triggers Liberal infighting

James Massola and Richard Willingham Federal Liberal MPs fear the bitter Victorian preselection for Kew could cost the party votes.

Battle for Kew: Liberal infighting threatens to tear party apart

Mark Hawthorne In the world of Liberal Party politics, they were nicknamed the ''Bamboo House Generals'', a cabal of Peter Costello loyalists who would lunch with the federal Treasurer at the upmarket Chinatown...

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Meet the man who split the Liberals

Tim Smith.

Farrah Tomazin Tim Smith has never been the type of person to back down just because the odds are against him. As a rower at Scotch College - before he represented Australia in three world championships and two...