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Taco Bell launches Melbourne store with world’s first “tram-thru”

International Mexican restaurant Taco Bell officially opened its doors in Melbourne over the weekend, launching its Chapel Street store in South Yarra on Saturday. But customers were offered a chance to try the chain’s food a day early by jumping on a specially marked tram at platform 51, where they had their orders taken and […]

Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dies aged 61

Marie Fredriksson, who as the singer of Roxette was one of the most recognisable voices in 1980s and 90s pop, has died aged 61 following a long illness. Her family said in a statement to Expressen, a newspaper in her native Sweden: “It is with great sadness that we have to announce that one of […]

Volcano eruption on New Zealand’s White Island leaves at least five dead

At least five people were killed and eight more are still missing following a deadly volcanic eruption on New Zealand’s White Island Monday. The country’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, said citizens from New Zealand, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia were among those injured and missing following the explosion. Speaking at […]

New research supports ’20-minute neighbourhoods’ in Melbourne

New research from Monash University shows how to transform outer suburban Melbourne communities into socially engaged and resilient ’20-minute neighbourhoods’. Living within 20 minutes of social and community infrastructure could build communities that enhance social interaction and foster vibrant local economies, according to the’20-Minute Neighbourhood- Living Locally Research Project’ released today by Monash University. The […]

Shire’s Disability Advisory Committee breaking down barriers

In support of the International Day of People with Disability, Mornington Peninsula Shire is recognising and celebrating the achievements of its Disability Advisory Committee over the past year. The purpose of the Disability Advisory Committee is to work with the Shire to improve access to services, programs and infrastructure for people with disabilities on the […]

Nature group warns of ‘global tragedy’ in NSW as ‘unprecedented’ bushfires rage on

A “global tragedy” is unfolding in New South Wales with almost two million hectares of land already lost to bushfires this season, a nature conservation group has warned. The “monumental bushfires” are “changing the course of history for nature” in New South Wales, according to the Nature Conservation Council, and the government must do more […]

A White Christmas? Summer chill brings second day of snow

Melbourne is on the cusp of the coldest December day since 2006 – less than two weeks after boiling through the equal-hottest November day this century. The city hit a maximum of 16.8 degrees on Sunday, but is forecast for only 15 on Monday, as a series of cold fronts continues to push frigid air […]

New pool & spa safety barrier regulations

From 1 December private pools and spas in Bayside must be registered with Council and comply with new Victorian safety barrier regulations. Pool and spa owners have until 1 June 2020 to register. As the legislation has just recently been approved, we are working to establish a formal register. We will write to contact pool […]

Frankston City attractions now at visitors’ fingertips

Now you can visit Frankston in a whole new digital way. Frankston City Council launched its new Visit Frankston app this week to inspire and inform residents and visitors. The app is the ultimate travel companion, helping you discover more of the city and its surrounds and supporting your visiting family and friends on their […]