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Media releases

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...

Melbourne’s newest library delivers for community

The City of Melbourne has turned a new page in delivering community services – opening a new three-storey library with reading rooms, sound studios, art collections and family healthcare services in the heart of the Queen Victoria Market precinct. narrm ngarrgu Library and Family Services is...

Library upgrades to benefit more Melburnians

The City of Melbourne will upgrade its much-loved City Library – creating a modern, welcoming space for Melburnians and visitors to borrow books, access technology, and come together to share ideas.

Melbourne set to ‘sleigh’ this Christmas 

A ‘merry-ad’ of free festive fun will transform Melbourne for this year’s Christmas Festival – including a new and spectacular water and laser show on the Yarra and a brand-new home for Santa’s Workshop.
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