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hoddle street locals appalled as trees chopped down for roadworks




locals and a tree expert have condemned the felling of 16 of hoddle street's mature plane trees with more to be chopped down to make way for the roadworks.witnesses were appalled to see a stretch of median strip between collingwood town hall north to johnston street stripped bare. the roadworks th...



hoddle street locals appalled as trees chopped down for roadworks




locals and a tree expert have condemned the felling of 16 of hoddle street's mature plane trees with more to be chopped down to make way for the roadworks.witnesses were appalled to see a stretch of median strip between collingwood town hall north to johnston street stripped bare.cctv captures arm...



worst of hoddle street traffic delays are still to come




sixty per cent of commuters have avoided the hoddle street area since its closure on monday, seeking alternative routes and using the 24-hour bus service on the road, according to the state government.delays are "not as bad as predicted", minister for roads and road safety luke donnellan said. hoddl...



hoddle street scheduled to reopen to traffic after construction blitz




hoddle street was scheduled to reopen to traffic on sunday night after an eight-day construction blitz, but it remained closed as at 6am monday.the arterial - one of melbourne's busiest - was fully closed to traffic between noone street and victoria parade from january 7. 'i just feel better': colli...



hoddle st traders saved from the lash after 24-hour bus lane plan pared back




one of australia's longest-running fetish leather stores is rejoicing after an andrews government plan to replace parking in front of its business with 24-hour bus lanes was watered down.eagle leather and other businesses in a small section of hoddle street near collingwood town hall warned this ...



hoddle st traders saved from the lash after 24-hour bus lane plan pared back




one of australia's longest-running fetish leather stores is rejoicing after an andrews government plan to replace parking in front of its business with 24-hour bus lanes was watered down.eagle leather and other businesses in a small section of hoddle street near collingwood town hall warned this ...



eastern freeway melbourne's slowest, morning speed below 10km/h




traffic on the eastern freeway slows to an average speed of just 9km/h in the morning peak as it approaches hoddle street and alexandra parade.new data taken from bluetooth tracking of vehicles by vicroads in 2015, reveals the inbound lanes of the eastern freeway in clifton hill is the slowest sec...



hoddle street to close for eight days in early 2018




a group of hoddle street business owners are furious they found out via the media that the road would close for eight days next month.one of melbourne's most congested roads, hoddle street will be closed in both directions from the eastern freeway to victoria parade between 12:30am sunday, january 7...



melbourne express: friday, december 8, 2017




thoughtless vandals have chopped down five century-old trees in a state park. the trees were illegally felled in lerderderg state park, about an hour's drive north of melbourne, on december 3 or december 4. as you can see from the photos victoria police released this morning, the trees seemed ...



road and rail shut down for major works




commuters travelling into the city from the east, south-east and north-east will be forced to wait up to an hour before hitting the city centre, as the andrews government capitalises on the quieter holiday period to carry out a two-week $30 billion construction blitz to boost road and rail capacity....



man charged after violent brawl at junior football grand final in hoppers crossi




a man has been charged over a wild brawl at a junior football game in hoppers crossing that left an umpire injured and forced players to take cover inside their changerooms.the brawl broke out at an under-15s football grand final after an umpire gave two consecutive 50-metre penalties to point ...



nearly 80 st kilda road trees could be chopped by end of summer




nearly 80 trees along st kilda road will soon get the chop if the government's application to rid the boulevard of its plane and elm trees is approved.a permit application to chop down 77 trees along the leafy boulevard between dorcas street and kings way, including a section of the albert road ...



locals welcome gungahlin traffic changes, getting ready for trams




veteran business owner liz toussaint has spent the past 19 years running a flower shop in the quickly growing gungahlin town centre, watching it change from a rural area to busy local hub.when she first opened her poetry in flowers store, she says gungahlin was "mostly sheep paddocks and not much el...



one dead, another injured after separate crashes on queensland roads




a man has died after colliding with two other cars in far north queensland on saturday night.police were called to a section of roadworks on the bruce highway at eubenangee, 80 kilometres south of cairns, about 10pm. a man has died after his car collided with two others in roadworks in north queens...



vandals chop down 100-year-old trees in lerderderg state park in "senseless act"




vandals have illegally chopped down five 100-year-old native trees in lerderderg state park, about an hour's drive north of melbourne.a chainsaw was used to fell the trees, which were at the perimeter of a new campsite at the reserve, between december 3 and december 4. one of the trees that was ...



highways england says it wants to introduce the new limit to as many roadwork...




speed limits could be raised up to 60mph through motorway roadworks as highways england looks to combat congestion and lessen the impact of repairs. the government-owned company has been testing different speed limits since september 2016, and in two further tests - one on the m5 in the midlands - f...



hoddle st killer julian knight's schoolboy drawings of death




hoddle street mass killer julian knight has always claimed he went on his murderous rampage as a result of being bullied at the duntroon military college where he served as a cadet in 1987.but cartoons drawn by knight when he was a year-12 student at melbourne high school show he was having dangerou...



giant lizards are thriving on borneo's oil palm plantations




oil palm trees plague the once untouched and wild island of borneo. towering rainforests have been chopped down and the land turned into a monotonous monoculture of plantations, the principle source of palm oil. in the malaysian region of sabah, in the north of the island, these trees now cover a st...



the worst melbourne suburbs to live in at peak hour




with record-breaking population growth, peak “hour” time in melbourne is becoming longer and more painful practically every day.with severe traffic congestion, slow or non-existent public transport, dangerous walking routes and frustrating noise issues, melbourne’s suburbs can become almost un...



boulder plans tree removal on pearl street mall




boulder's parks and recreation department's urban forestry division will be pruning and removing tress in downtown on aug. 9.the city announced in a news release that the procedure is part of sustainable city practices to facilitate the maintenance of a health and diverse forest canopy.the work will...



the missing person case that became a suspected murder and gripped melbourne




melbourne had long waited for news of an arrest in relation to the death of karen ristevski.since the avondale heights mother went missing in june 2016, the city had followed every twist and turn in the unfolding case.call for probe into allegations against trumpvideo duration01:06previous slidenext...



'it's like a ghost town'.




in parts of hoddle street at morning peak hour on tuesday, jackhammers rattled, bulldozers droned and buses roared past.in others, such as a stretch near collingwood town hall, it was so quiet that you could hear birds chirping and bicycle wheels spinning.grass fire rages in mannerimvideo duration00...



road chaos looms for cbd as spencer street sewerage works begin




more than a year of road chaos looms for a busy cbd street so a century-old sewerage system can be duplicated to cope with extra human waste brought on by a surge in apartment buildings.  the increase in apartment buildings at the cbd's western end will force the partial closure of spen...



where the same street can be home to the cheapest and priciest property




 as characterful as it is, the pre-auction sale a fortnight ago of a one-bedroom, single-fronted carlton victorian cottage for $1.47 million left even the seasoned local realtors bemused.as woodards‘ glenn bartlett from the north carlton office sees it, “that was a hefty price for a one bedroom...



16th century chess piece discovered during moscow roadworks




a chess piece filled with silver coins dating back to the reign of ivan the terrible has been uncovered during ongoing roadworks in moscow.the horse-shaped figurine carved from bone was unearthed during work on the city's gas lines on prechistenka street, moscow city hall announced wednesday.archeol...