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Melburnians put their hands in the air for McEwans cult icon 

A new City of Melbourne exhibition will take Melburnians on a trip down memory lane, with the iconic celebrity handprints from Bourke Street making their triumphant return to the city.   Melburnians and visitors can see 40 of these prints at the GOTCHA! exhibition, alongside the stories of...

New riverside park to form key Greenline Project link  

Construction is officially underway on Melbourne’s newest riverside park – creating 3,500 square metres of new public green open space and forming a key link in the city-shaping Greenline Project.     The new Seafarers Rest Park is being delivered in partnership between the City of...

New cleaning efforts taking Melbourne to the next level 

Melbourne will be embracing 24/7 cleaning and graffiti removal from 1 April 2024 thanks to an innovative new cleaning contract – ensuring the city will always be looking its best for residents, workers and visitors.  Under the new Clean City Services contract, the City of Melbourne will...

Statement from Lord Mayor Sally Capp

It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing I will not be contesting the next local government election.   I love this job – it is an honour and privilege to represent the people of Melbourne.  The City of Melbourne was in dire need of leadership when I was elected as Lord Mayor in 2018....

Restoring a 135-year-old Melbourne icon  

Melbourne’s iconic Princes Bridge is undergoing a major facelift – with restoration works to protect and enhance its distinctive historic features.     The bridge is one of the city’s busiest and most prominent gateways, linking the CBD with a range of popular cultural, historic, sporting and...

Making Melbourne the best place to do business

An electric motorbike showroom, a boutique bag shop using upcycled prints, and a paw-some bakery for pets are set to liven up shopfronts across the City of Melbourne – supporting local jobs and driving visitation.

Melbourne celebrates 70 years of Moomba magic 

Beloved Australian entertainers, Emma Memma (Emma Watkins) and Pete Helliar, have been crowned as the 2024 Moomba Monarchs, helping Melbourne celebrate 70 years of the iconic festival.   This year’s Monarchs will be a hit with both little and big kids alike – Pete Helliar who is one of...

Melbourne Conversations to better shape our city

Melbourne’s longest-running free public event series ‘Melbourne Conversations’ is back, with a bold line-up of special guests – making knowledge more accessible for all Melburnians.

New partnership to ignite Power Melbourne

The City of Melbourne is one step closer to delivering more affordable renewable energy for residents and businesses through its ambitious Power Melbourne project.

Doing what counts in a landmark new year

The City of Melbourne is set for a milestone year as major works start on the Greenline Project and Queen Victoria Market Southern Site development, Make Room opens its doors, the Clean Team takes its efforts to the next level, and the city hosts the biggest events program in the country....

Statue of Victorian activist first in series to honour remarkable women

The City of Melbourne is shining a spotlight on pioneering women in history, with women’s rights activist and suffrage campaigner Vida Goldstein to be honoured with a statue.    Vida was the driving force behind the right for women to vote and run for politics in Australia...
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