Monthly Archives: May 2022

A ‘Music Box’ house, the reconstruction of an iconic theater and a restaurant inspired by Blade Runner 2049 are on the shortlist of the Victorian Architecture Awards

by on May 31, 2022 0
When smoke billowed from Carlton’s iconic La Mama Theater in 2018, it felt like Melbourne had stopped for a minute, grappling with the monumental cultural loss. The building was virtually destroyed by fire. But four years and a pandemic later, La Mama is rising from the ashes. The old print works have been redesigned... Read More

The Road Warrior Scale – Round 11

by on May 31, 2022 0
Freo is in the middle of a pretty impressive run here at The Mongrel. Toppling incumbent prime ministers on the road is no small feat, but they aren’t done there. Brodie would become just the second bastard midfield champion of the season, snatching the title from Christian Petracca, and now, with this huge road... Read More

America and Guns: The Culture Runs Deep

by on May 27, 2022 0
Horse SanctuaryIt looks like Racing Victoria has pots of cash to splash on land three times the size of Flemington Racecourse for its ″⁣Project X″⁣ development (″⁣Racing plans new hub with land purchase″⁣, 27/5). To enhance its horse welfare image, a better use of the land would be a horse sanctuary – called ″⁣Project... Read More

The Hellenic link with the Anzac commemorated in the Parliament of Victoria

by on May 26, 2022 0
A delegation from the Hellenic Armed Forces, together with representatives of the regional government of Crete, were recently welcomed to the Parliament of Victoria by the President and Speaker of Parliament. The meeting took place as part of the recent visit of representatives to Australia, as part of various commemorative events organized in recognition... Read More

North Melbourne captain Jack Ziebell backs coach David Noble; St Kilda’s Jack Higgins concussion return stalled

by on May 24, 2022 0
The Dockers said the case involving Riewoldt in 2019, where he was fined $1,500 on the lowest misconduct charge for his tackle on Bayley Fritsch, was most relevant to Switkowski. Selwood was offered a one-match ban for his dangerous tackle on North Melbourne’s Sam Wright in 2015, while Judd was banned for four matches... Read More

Major works start on $53m St Kilda Pier project

by on May 24, 2022 0
Major work has begun on the Victorian Government’s $53 million St Kilda Pier redevelopment project, one of Melbourne’s biggest pier improvements. Victorian Ports and Freight Minister Melissa Horne said work on the barges and excavators will begin soon, including the installation of the first of more than 220 steel piles. “St Kilda Pier is... Read More

BSEC allows investors to get 100pc margin loans against deposits

by on May 22, 2022 0
A file photo shows the headquarters of the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission in the capital Dhaka. Bangladesh’s Securities and Exchange Commission on Sunday allowed brokerage houses and merchant banks to increase margin lending facilities to their clients to 100% of clients’ deposit for any listed company. — New Age Photo Bangladesh’s Securities and... Read More

Melbourne restaurateur receives no applications despite offering $13,000 to backpackers

by on May 16, 2022 0
Melbourne’s reputation as the “world’s most locked-down city” during the COVID-19 pandemic is coming back to bite, with backpackers refusing to move to the formerly popular destination. The snub by overseas workers is contributing to serious staff shortages at hospitality venues across the city, with waiters, chefs and bartenders in hot demand. Watch the... Read More

Philippe Starck Hotel Approved for South Melbourne

by on May 16, 2022 0
South Melbourne will soon be the first Australian location for lifestyle-focused hotel brand Nu By YOO from world-renowned designer Philippe Starck, after recently receiving planning approval. Jerry Xu’s hotel management company, La Vie Hotels and Resorts, secured the rights to bring the hotel brand to the Pacific. The 88-key hotel will be located at... Read More

Audrey Sorrento Review 2022

by on May 12, 2022 0
Address 1 Ocean Beach Road Sorrento, CIV 3943 See the map Opening hours Lunch Wed-Sun; dinner thu-sat Features Accepts reservations, Tasting, License Payments eftpos, Visa, Mastercard One of my fondest childhood memories is of a meal at the Ozone Hotel in Queenscliff. It was during a rare family vacation, and my mother insisted that... Read More

Mirvac charges on the Melbourne block by the lake

by on May 12, 2022 0
The Queens Road site (marked) has been offered a permit ready for a 15 storey residential complex. One of two undeveloped sites on Queens Road – dubbed by agents the street’s ‘missing teeth’ – has been sold for C$30million to Mirvac, which is planning luxury apartments. The proposed building will contain 110 dwellings. The... Read More

Editorial and social media internship

by on May 12, 2022 0
Do you live, love and breathe everything related to food, drink, events, art and culture? Are you a creative writer who understands the value of having an online presence, lives for all things restaurants, bars, venues and events, and most importantly has a personality that shines through your writing ? Do you know the... Read More

Sofitel Adelaide leads $1 billion hotel listings

by on May 11, 2022 0
Savills’ Nick Lower and Rob Williamson alongside CBRE Hotels’ Michael Simpson and Tom Gibson are handling the sales campaign. Mr Lower said Sofitel was already outperforming and providing an additional operational advantage, with no competing stock being developed in the CBD in the near term. “Seeing that South Australia continues to improve as a... Read More

Second fiery leaders’ debate, Russia hit Ukrainian school and Melbourne continue AFL winning streak

by on May 8, 2022 0
Hello. It’s Monday, May 9, and here’s a roundup of the latest news. Leaders face off in second debate Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese faced off in their second campaign leaders’ debate, hosted on the Nine Network. Mr Albanese promised to fix the aged care sector, provide cheaper childcare and... Read More

In the planning: more HMOs in the Old Town and apartments in the city center among the applications this week

by on May 7, 2022 0
Downtown: Two additional floors could be built on top of an existing three-storey office building in Commercial Street to provide accommodation. But the Swindon Borough Council’s Highways Department and South Swindon Parish Council are not supportive. Developer S Bhatia, from Feltham in Middlesex, has lodged a proposal with council to build seven apartments over... Read More

French-Mexican chef gives new direction to Lume restaurant in South Melbourne

by on May 6, 2022 0
Experimental fine-dining restaurant Lume has named its third executive chef since the departure of co-founder and chef Shaun Quade in 2018. Diego Huerta Chabert, a 25-year-old of Mexican and French descent and a Michelin-starred pedigree, graduated from senior under leader to replace Elijah Holland. Holland left three months ago to lead the next Loti... Read More

Victoria’s debt will hit $162 billion by 2025; Tim Pallas Awards Region Victoria, Health Sector; $250 rebate on floating energy bill

by on May 3, 2022 0
John Attard is currently unemployed and living on his savings. The 48-year-old man from St Kilda has decided against getting a COVID-19 vaccination due to his pagan spiritual beliefs. John Attard was “doubtful” that government attempts to get the unemployed back into work would work.Credit:Chris Hopkins He was made redundant from two jobs, one... Read More

artist with no desire to follow the rules

by on May 3, 2022 0
Vassilieff brought his pupil into contact with artists such as Albert Tucker, Joy Hester, Sidney Nolan and others associated with patrons John and Sunday Reed. Young Whisson was a marginal member of the Heide Park circle while still learning his craft. He recalled that none of the Expressionists or Social Realists were taken seriously... Read More

IHG opens Voco Melbourne Central

by on May 1, 2022 0
IHG Hotels and Resorts has opened the third property under its growing Voco brand in Australia. The 252-room Voco Melbourne Central is located in the city’s 380 Melbourne Tower on Lonsdale Street, and is also the first newly built Voco hotel in the country. Features include the Blacksmith Brasserie and Bar with an open... Read More