Articles Posted by Allen J. Kelly

Best restaurant openings in Melbourne in 2021

by on November 23, 2021 0

Opening a restaurant is taxing at the best of times – and 2021 wasn’t the best of times. The large number of exceptional openings this year is a testament to the tenacity of Melbourne’s hospitality industry. And while restaurants remain under immense pressure – now facing a widespread staff shortage – we raise a glass […]

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The Prince Hotel

by on November 23, 2021 0

Over the years, the hotel formerly known as the Prince of Wales has embodied the character of St Kilda in one building, somewhat absorbing the eclectic personalities of the area into one cohesive body. In a previous life, the top floor housed a seedy boutique hotel. Just below, the Circa Hotel’s restaurant was a testing […]

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Melbourne loosens more virus brakes

by on November 18, 2021 0

Posted: Nov. 18, 2021, 10:30 a.m. | Update: 18 November 2021 19:12:30 Melbourne pubs and cafes can have unlimited patrons from Thursday evening, while stadiums can return to full capacity as authorities lift nearly all remaining Covid-19 restrictions for residents vaccinated in the second plus large city in Australia, reports Reuters. Victoria, the home state […]

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St Kilda’s new pier is coming soon

by on November 16, 2021 0

Work on the new St Kilda Pier will begin soon with the appointment of the main construction partner following a two-stage public tender process. Ports and Freight Minister Melissa Horne today announced that Simpson Constructions will complete the $ 53 million St Kilda Pier redevelopment project and that off-site work will begin shortly. Construction along […]

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An additional $ 241 million for the redevelopment of the arts district

by on November 16, 2021 0

Redevelopment plans for Melbourne’s Southbank Arts District continue at a steady pace, with the Victorian government this week announcing an additional investment of $ 241 million for major upgrades to the Melbourne Arts Center. The additional funding so far brings the Andrews government’s total investment in the redevelopment of the compound to $ 1.7 billion. […]

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