The Local Melbourne, Victoria Area
There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Melbourne, Victoria.
Here's a short breakdown from Wikipedia:
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. The Melbourne City Centre is the hub of the greater metropolitan area and the Census statistical division-of which "Melbourne" is the common name. As of June 2010, the greater geographical area had an approximate population of four million. Inhabitants of Melbourne are called Melburnians or Melbournians.
The metropolis is located on the large natural bay known as Port Phillip, with the city centre positioned at the estuary of the Yarra River (at the northern-most point of the bay). The metropolitan area then extends south from the city centre, along the eastern and western shorelines of Port Phillip, and expands into the hinterland. The city centre is situated in the municipality known as the City of Melbourne, and the metropolitan area consists of a further 30 municipalities.
Melbourne was founded in 1835 (47 years after the European settlement of Australia) by settlers from Launceston in Van Diemen's Land. It was named by governor Richard Bourke in 1837, in honour of the British Prime Minister of the day, William Lamb-the 2nd Viscount Melbourne. Melbourne was officially declared a city by Queen Victoria in 1847. In 1851, it became the capital city of the newly created colony of Victoria. During the Victorian gold rush of the 1850s, it was transformed into one of the world's largest and wealthiest cities. After the federation of Australia in 1901, it then served as the interim seat of government of the newly created nation of Australia until 1927.
Often referred to as the "cultural capital of Australia", Melbourne is the birthplace of cultural institutions such as Australian film (as well as the world's first feature film), Australian television, Australian rules football, the Australian impressionist art movement (known as the Heidelberg School) and Australian dance styles such as New Vogue and the Melbourne Shuffle.
It is also a major centre for contemporary and traditional Australian music. Melbourne was ranked as the world's most liveable city in the World's Most Livable Cities ratings by the Economist Group's Intelligence Unit in August, 2011. It was also ranked in the top ten Global University Cities by RMIT's Global University Cities Index (since 2006) and the top 20 Global Innovation Cities by the 2thinknow Global Innovation Agency (since 2007).
The metropolis is also home to the world's largest tram network. The main airport serving Melbourne is Melbourne Airport. Avalon Airport is currently being developed into Melbourne's second international airport.
Local Melbourne, Victoria Area News
Manningham vendors earn largest median profit in Melbourne: CoreLogic?s Pain ...
23 Jun 2017 at 2:20pm
The Melbourne council area had the largest percentage of overall ... CoreLogic state director for Victoria Geoff White said modern apartment sales would make up the bulk of resale losses ? with the market for houses in Stonnington strong.
Victoria Police cancel hundreds of speeding fines after WannaCry virus attack
23 Jun 2017 at 2:18pm
Victoria Police has taken the extraordinary step of cancelling ... The cameras, most of them in inner-city Melbourne, issued 590 speed and red-light fines during that time. Drivers will soon receive letters noting that those fines had been cancelled.
Security boost could see body scanners installed at Melbourne stadiums
23 Jun 2017 at 1:31pm
Sports fans could soon face longer delays getting into major Melbourne stadiums as Victoria Police boosts security to prevent terror attacks. Airport-style body scanners could reportedly be installed at the MCG, Etihad Stadium and AAMI Park, and may be in ...
It?s Official: Victoria One Tops Out As Melbourne?s Tallest Skyscraper
22 Jun 2017 at 5:41pm
The core structure of Melbourne?s under construction sky-scraper Victoria One has topped out at a height of 271 metres, officially making it the tallest structure in the CBD. Built by Probuild for Jeff Xu?s Golden Age Group and designed by architects ...
Future Melbourne: Third gallery needed, arts supremo says
23 Jun 2017 at 11:29am
MELBOURNE arts supremo Harold Mitchell has called for a third National Gallery of Victoria to be built for contemporary art, and cement our reputation as a world-class arts destination. NGV director Tony Ellwood has said a dedicated contemporary arts space ...
Melbourne property market: Here?s the deal on prices, investors, first-home b...
23 Jun 2017 at 12:31pm
Employment is stable in Victoria too, Mr Oster says; roughly on track to stay where it is and record moderate growth in employment. Another fundamental Melbourne has in its favour is that Victoria is Australia?s fastest growing state, and most of the ...
Body scanners set for Vic sport stadiums
23 Jun 2017 at 2:08pm
"We are working with event and venue management across Victoria to make sure that everyone who attends crowded places in Melbourne feel safe and comfortable." Victoria Police said it is working with its advisory groups, which include sporting codes ...
Melbourne antibiotic allergy testing centre helping stop spread of superbugs
23 Jun 2017 at 1:32pm
The clinic is based at Melbourne's Austin Hospital in collaboration with Victoria's Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and is the second of its type in Australia. So far, it has tested almost 400 patients and 50 per cent of them are "complex patients" with a ...
Garden State Hotel, Flinders Lane, Melbourne
23 Jun 2017 at 6:19am
In the US, New Jersey is the Garden State, but in Australia, Victoria was previously known as "The Garden State". (Now I think Victoria is "On the Move".) In Flinders Lane, there is a hotel named the Garden State Hotel. One Sunday for lunch, before seeing ...
Surge in prime construction lures buyers to inner-city Melbourne
22 Jun 2017 at 9:31pm
Non-residents can buy newly built dwellings in Australia but must receive approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board Foreign buyers in Melbourne must pay an additional stamp duty levy of 7 per cent First-home buyers in the state of Victoria ...
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