- 'We need to get tough on truckies'
- Hinch freed from jail sans beard
- Woman nearly dies after lack of labelling
- Melbourne's rail horror
- Beach rules are a dog's breakfast
- East West protestors vow to continue fight
- Setting the record Strait
- Tyler Fishlock gets the 'all clear'
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- ivan tipp on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Truckie bashing is GREAT for a few points Neil. But remember the driver of that small truck was a ratbag. more
- poppitt on Hinch freed from jail sans beard 50 days for $100,000.00 wow why would anyone pay fines. more
- jgl Melb on Hinch freed from jail sans beard A garden variety prison release,or the second coming of Christ? more
- Gloria on Hinch freed from jail sans beard Derryn, please, please, please grow your beard back. more
- PH on Hinch freed from jail sans beard My first though looking at that photo was Darren James in 30 years time. more
- Pat Heuvel on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Definitely not the right thing to do. You want to crack down on someone? crack down on the ones that use their phones while ... more
- darrin on Hinch freed from jail sans beard Derryn your lucky i know people have had to spend 1 day per $100 but i guess like most people with some fame to there name ... more
- Sarah on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Truck drivers are constantly speeding on the roads I travel. I have watched a truck in front of me lose control and jack ... more
- joe on 'We need to get tough on truckies' I think a good idea for the point system on your licence is that the first 4 points are normal fines. Then next 4 points are ... more
- Russell Watts on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Neil, it should not matter if you are a truck driver or not, if you lose 12 points then you lose your licence. But the laws ... more
- Andrew on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Hi Neil. Why not extend fines to trucking companies as well as drivers? Truck company gets the same fine as the driver? Or a ... more
- poppitt on 'We need to get tough on truckies' They are supposed to be professional drivers, they are supposed to know the law. I think most truck drivers are fantastic ... more
- poppitt on Woman nearly dies after lack of ... Everything packaged or not should be labelled. It is not enough for the customer to ask, my son has gluten intolernace, asks ... more
- Wendy on Woman nearly dies after lack of ... How ridiculous not having to label fresh salad ingredients by law! It's still got ingredients and someone is still going to ... more
- Hazel Finney on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast Bass Coast Council brought this ban through without proper consultation from the public. more
- Olga on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast We pay to camp on the foreshore on the peninsula where dogs can roam all day. They pee on our towels our kids are scared. ... more
- Aria Judilla on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast Forget the beaches, we can't even take our kids to the park anymore because of the dogs that run up to them and paw them and ... more
- col on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast NO CONFIDENCE in the Bass Coast council more
- col on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast Dogs on a lead at all times along Inverloch beach. Fine then $500 Bass Coast. We got a new Council full of spin and lies and ... more
- ian on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast Have you ever sat near or on dog POO. more
Iconic Nylex Clock site up for redevelopment
3AW NEWS: Premier Ted Baillieu says the redevelopment of the historic silo's site on the Yarra River at Richmond will be good for all Melbournians.
Work could soon begin on a new retail complex after approval from Heritage Victoria.
Developers will need to maintain the silo's and restore the historic Nylex sign.
Quoting singer Paul Kelly, Mr Baillieu says he's keen to see the development get underway.
LISTEN BELOW: Planning Minister Matthew Guy speaks with Neil Mitchell
NEIL MITCHELL: An iconic Melbourne site is up for redevelopment and on top of it, in the middle of it is the Nylex clock.
There is a plan to redevelop the silos down on the river.
The consortium behind it is the Richmond Malt Pty Ltd.
A heritage impact statement was approved by Heritage Victoria late last month. So it could be all go.
The developers are planning an announcement on Friday.
But we have confirmed what they plan a shopping centre, offices and a public plaza. At least that’s the plan.
The silos themselves are still used for grains storage and there have been plans to develop them as apartments.
I doubt that will happen. They may stay as silos.
I know the clock is heritage listed and I believe part of the plan here is to protect the clock.
To renovate it, fix it and get it going.
This is the block bordered by the Freeway, Gough Street and Cremorne Street.
It is a prime spot not just because of its heritage.
It would have great views, close to the city and the MCG. We should get it right.
We are chasing the council, the minister and the developer.
But just repeating only a few weeks ago Heritage Victoria gave approval for this to go ahead with certain conditions.
And one of the conditions is to fix the clock.
It’s a good spot. We need to get it right.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE DONE AT THE NYLEX SIGN SITE?
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MAP AND STREET VIEW: Nylex Sign site
It will be awesome to see her up and going agian....Woohoo to a Melbourne Icon.... I can't wait.... what are esky's and our bund made of.... Nylex plastics everytime..B.G Wednesday 17 October, 2012 - 5:19 PM
The sign must be kept and maintained. Also, current visibility of that sign must be retained. @ Matt; Rome, Paris and London (Sydney's irrelevant) started at some time to protect their heritage (despite wars to destroy substantial parts of each city). It's time we protected more of ours.David T. Tuesday 16 October, 2012 - 4:58 PM
Oh really. The stupidity of it all. Glorifying the memory of a failed plastic manufacturer atop a tower which symbolises the primary product used in the manufacture of Beer.
In centuries to come is this how we want to be remembered. Plastic and piss. Grow up Australia and move on. Pull it down NowFelicia Tuesday 16 October, 2012 - 4:48 PM
This is fantastic!! Anything mentioned in a Paul Kelly song should be preserved, from The Nylex Clock and Fitzroy Gardens to St Kilda Esplanade.Henry Tuesday 16 October, 2012 - 1:26 PM
What a pathetic city we live in when this eyesore is what we point to as some sort of iconic symbol. How embarrassing when compared to the world class cities of Rome, Paris, London & Sydney & their natural or man made treasures. We are just a bigger AdelaideMatt - proudly Un-Australian Tuesday 16 October, 2012 - 12:11 PM
john brumby said the same thing when his government done its redevelopment. just shows you its a can do government here in victoriacol Tuesday 16 October, 2012 - 11:44 AM