Docklands Driving Ideas | Docklands News

Shane Wylie | August 31, 2022 An interesting month has just passed in Docklands with the first round of Docklands Summit workshops. I attended along with a whole host of fellow roommates, Docklands companies, residents and reference groups. Lots of fascinating ideas, many of them conflicting, but essentially there were a few key similarities: Docklands … Read more

Skyfarm’s potential reinvented with latest collaboration

Following a partnership between Melbourne Skyfarm and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center (MCEC), the urban farm of the rooftop parking garage has successfully harvested 650 kilograms of produce and donated it to OzHarvest. The decision to regularly grow, harvest and donate to MCEC’s food charity partner is one that follows OzHarvest’s concerns about the rising … Read more

Docklands community groups join forces

Melbourne Community Toy Library has teamed up with Docklands Neighborhood House and Docklands Representative Group (DRG) for a dedicated toy repair cafe. The community event with partners took place on Sunday, August 28 at The Hub on Harbor Esplanade, following the relaunch of the repair cafe last month. Hoping to help use the events as … Read more

Docklands Primary organizes first-ever Athletics Day

As a school still in its infancy, Docklands Primary has ticked off many “firsts” since opening in early 2021. And on Friday, August 12, another important milestone in the school’s history took place: the very first Athletics Day. Held at Ron Barassi Snr Park in NewQuay, students from grades 3 to 6 competed in traditional … Read more

Docklands activation ideas are prioritized

In an effort to revitalize Docklands and encourage visitors, new events in the area will be prioritized during the selection process of city activation grants. The $5 million City Revitalization Event Support Program (CRESP) was announced on August 8 as part of the City of Melbourne and Andrews Labor Government’s $200 million Melbourne City Revitalization … Read more

Maritime garden for Docklands? | Docklands News

Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network (MMHN) proposes that Development Victoria and the City of Melbourne activate the languishing Docklands district with a maritime garden – a unique public open space designed to attract and engage the public, especially young people , in the maritime technological marvels that enabled centuries of exploration and trade across the vast … Read more

First Nations nods as ferry terminal renamed

The docklands ferry terminal in Victoria Harbor has been renamed “Yanonung Quay” – a Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung word meaning “waterways”. Formerly referred to as “VH08”, the newly named area is a prominent point for locals and tourists alike when visiting Docklands, and features the Cow Up a Tree sculpture and a recently opened ferry terminal … Read more

Kids go to Port Phillip Ferries for free this September school holidays

By popular demand, Port Phillip Ferries is once again opening the ferry doors for children to travel for free during the September school holidays. Children from 4 to 16 years old can jump on the ferry for free from Saturday 17 September (with their parents or guardians). This offer is valid during the school holidays … Read more

Lawyer sponsors large art prize

There is a lot of planning involved in arranging a major art award and finding sponsors is one of the more delicate tasks. Peter Nevile donates the prize money for the runner-up of the Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition. The $25,000 in prize money makes it one of the most lucrative in Melbourne. The Australian … Read more

Maritime garden for Docklands? | Docklands News

Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network (MMHN) proposes that Development Victoria and the City of Melbourne activate the languishing Docklands district with a maritime garden – a unique public open space designed to attract and engage the public, especially young people , in the maritime technological marvels that enabled centuries of exploration and trade across the vast … Read more