Monthly Archives: December 2021

Place your bets – The Melbourne Cup

by on December 31, 2021 0
Australians love to punt, especially on Melbourne Cup day on Tuesday, November 7, when the whole nation stops to watch 24 horses race through hell for leather over two miles. Imagine the Grand National, but without the bell towers, and you will understand why the race is so important. This year’s Emirates Melbourne Cup... Read More

Prime Property: Melbourne’s Best Suburbs

by on December 30, 2021 0
Melbourne is often recognized as one of the best cities to live | Source: Getty Images Frequently on the list of the world’s most livable cities, Melbourne has rightly earned a reputation as a culturally vibrant, exciting and beautiful place to live. Characterized by a thriving cafe culture and culinary scene, people of Melbourne... Read More

Strata committees in apartment buildings rush to modernize electric vehicle chargers, even with a single user

by on December 29, 2021 0
Two parking spaces at The Horizon in Darlinghurst have become charging points for electric vehicles.Credit:Jessica Hromás As a result, operating costs are three to four times lower than gasoline-powered cars, and with overseas automakers quickly switching to EVs and cars no longer produced domestically, Australia needs to keep up with the rhythm. The issues... Read More

Flight cancellations continue due to bad weather, sick crews

by on December 27, 2021 0
Flight cancellations that disrupted vacation travel continued through Monday, with major U.S. airlines each canceling dozens of flights Through Business Writer TALI ARBEL AP 27 December 2021, 15:49 • 2 minutes to read Share on FacebookShare on twitterEmail this article NEW YORK – Flight cancellations that disrupted vacation travel continued until Monday, with major... Read More

Skipping Girl complex sold to developer

by on December 21, 2021 0
Skipping Girl Place occupies a 2,971 square meter block on the banks of the Yarra River. Little Audrey – also known as the Vinegar Skipping Girl Sign – will be attached to a taller tower as part of longer-term plans from its new owner, Orled Properties. The National Trust-listed exhibit and the three-story building... Read More

New and completed projects in 2021

by on December 20, 2021 0
Despite the upheavals of 2021, Parks Victoria has continued with a series of exciting projects to help connect people with nature – something we’ve all grown to appreciate more this year! Here’s a recap of some of our favorites. Grampians Peaks Trail Put on your hiking boots! The epic Grampians Peaks Trail was completed... Read More

Shady Villa Hotel Salado, Texas by Bunkhouse Group

by on December 16, 2021 0
Austin-based hospitality gurus The Bunkhouse Group, alongside architectural firm Clayton Korte, have reformed a historic inn in the Texas town of Salado; transform the former Stagecoach Inn into Shady Villa Hotel. Taking its name from the property’s original, the hotel’s latest incarnation is an authentic celebration of Salado’s rich history fused with modern design... Read More

Gurner and Qualitas unveil $300m build-to-let tower in St Kilda

by on December 15, 2021 0
After completing a fundraising campaign, the Gurner-Qualitas partnership has a war chest of $1.2 billion to accelerate the construction of 1,700 apartments and finance the acquisition of other assets to be built in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. “With strong demand expected from institutional investors for high-quality built-to-let assets over the coming years, our goal... Read More

Roger Squires obituary | Philosophy

by on December 14, 2021 0
My husband, Roger Squires, who died at the age of 81, was an academic philosopher who studied and taught at the University of St Andrews for over 35 years. Roger, the son of newsagents Minnie (née Deeming) and Frank Squires, was born and raised in the small mining village of Polesworth, Warwickshire and Nuneaton,... Read More

A good investment for Sand Hill Road

by on December 10, 2021 0
Melbourne-based hotel group Sand Hill Road has owned and operated a dozen different hotels over the years. Four years ago he relaunched St Kilda’s iconic Hotel Esplanade, affectionately known as Espy. The iconic live music venue hosts comedy shows, live music and DJ sets on three stages. According to the group’s co-founder, Andy Mullins,... Read More

Barwon rushes to the tower of St Kilda Road

by on December 8, 2021 0
The St Kilda Road office contains 7,207 square meters over 12 floors. Barwon Investment Partners has acquired 607 St Kilda Road for its Healthcare Property Fund (HPF). The price – C $ 75 million – exceeds expectations by about 10%, valuing each square meter of building area at more than $ 10,100. It also... Read More

[+] Sales slow as hotel market recovers

by on December 7, 2021 0
Up to 15 Australian hotels have been closed this year due to sellers’ unrealistic price expectations as buyers wait patiently for reasonable offers to be accepted. Two years of a global pandemic – with little sign of it really easing – means picky buyers can spend months haggling over prices while they wait for... Read More

Middle Brighton Pier open for summer

by on December 7, 2021 0
The wait is over for lovers of sunset walks, swimming and sailing with vital repairs to Middle Brighton Pier now complete and public access restored in time for summer. A ten-month work program reinforced a 340-meter section of pier piles and ties and replaced deteriorating deck hatches between the foreshore and the entrance to... Read More

Break down barriers to access to the beach

by on December 7, 2021 0
Our free program aims to remove the barriers preventing people with disabilities from enjoying a day at the beach and has been strongly supported by the Port Melbourne and St Kilda Rescue Clubs and Life Saving Victoria since 2017. Paul Mapley, executive committee member of the Port Melbourne Life Saving Club, said club volunteers... Read More

Pizzeria Di Stasio | Carlton

by on December 6, 2021 0
Di Stasio Pizzeria promises chic and relaxed neighborhood meals with a few glamorous touches Melbourne’s (very) long and repetitive COVID-19 shutdowns gave Rinaldo “Ronnie” Di Stasio and Mallory Wall enough time to plan their third location, Di Stasio Pizzeria, in Carlton. Considering that Cafe Di Stasio in St Kilda has been buzzing since 1988... Read More

Middle Brighton Pier reopens in time for summer

by on December 5, 2021 0
The Andrews Labor government has completed repair and strengthening work on Middle Brighton Pier, with the local attraction reopening to the community in time for the summer. Completion of the jetty follows an extensive 10-month work program to reinforce a 340-meter section between the foreshore and the entrance to the marina and replace deteriorated... Read More

Eat Drink Design Awards nominate Melbourne’s best bars and restaurants

by on December 3, 2021 0
This year’s Eat Drink Design Awards winners have been announced, with Melbourne venues topping four categories. The awards recognize innovation and excellence in restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels and retail spaces, especially after two extremely difficult years for the industry. “If there was a general trend among this year’s entries, we can see strong evidence... Read More

Australia’s sexiest bar, cafe, restaurant and hotel designs honored at 2021 Eat Drink Design Awards

by on December 3, 2021 0
Each year, the Eat Drink Design Awards judge the best hotel interior designs made during the previous year. Due to the pandemic, this year’s awards cover design projects completed between July 2019 and June 2021. When the shortlist was dropped in August, jury chair Cassie Hansen, editor-in-chief of Artichoke magazine, said the shortlisted venues... Read More