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Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. It is located on the large natural bay of Port Phillip, with its City Centre situated at the northernmost point of the bay – near the estuary of the Yarra River. Population: 4.35 million.

Time



If it is 4pm in Melbourne, what time is it elsewhere?

Events

March-April Melbourne International Comedy Festival
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMelbComedyFest
https://twitter.com/micomfestival
https://www.facebook.com/melbournecomedy

TBA TEDx Melbourne - Facebook - Twitter - http://tedxmelbourne.amplifyeffect.com.au

August - September Melbourne Writers' Festival - @MelbWritersFest - YouTube

Headlines

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/resident-fury-as-melbourne-water-moves-to-sell-off-public-land-used-as-parks-20170110-gtos04.html
Quiet signs of success
melbournes-parks-need-more-tourist-attractions-new-york-parks-man-says
Well done, humans. We've killed Melbourne's Separation Tree
Victorian election 2014: Greens win Melbourne in historic victory - The Age
Melbourne coffee: the cafes that put our city on the caffeine map
Melbourne Rail Loop
You're not a Melburnian until ...
New exhibition tells ancient indigenous stories using modern technology

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melbourne - Google News


    Recommended listening

    ABC Melbourne
    http://www.3cr.org.au
    http://www.mtr1377.com.au
    Radio 3AW - Facebook
    http://www.triplem.com.au/melbourne
    Linking indigenous stories with science - download
    Volunteers help country people find their way through Melbourne - download

    Surveyor Hoddle and how he shaped Melbourne - In 1837 a surveyor named Robert Hoddle was sent from Sydney to the mouth of the Yarra, charged with the duties of laying out what would become the city of Melbourne.

    A forgotten war - A story from our colonial past that has everything: war, love, courage, freedom fighters ... and the gallows. And it all takes place, more or less, in the heart of Melbourne, in 1842.

    John Helder Wedge - The story of colonial surveyor and explorer John Helder Wedge, one of the forgotten founders of Melbourne.

    The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia - Tasmanian historian James Boyce's new book tells the story of the illegal squatters camp founded on the banks of the Yarra River in 1835, and how it sparked a frenzied land rush that transformed Australia and wiped out 80 percent of the local Aborigines.

    By Design on a tram - Join Alan Saunders and the By Design team for a highly unusual forum celebrating the architecture and urban design of one of our greatest cities. Unusual because the venue for our forum is that quintessential Melbourne mode of transport, a tram: The City Circle tram to be exact. The City Circle tram passes some of the city's major tourist attractions and some of its finest architecture and urban design.

    Queenie, Choi and friends: 150 years at the Melbourne Zoo - This year marks the 150th anniversary of Melbourne Zoo in its location at Royal Park, part of the green ring which surrounds the city. Australia's oldest zoo, the Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens opened to the public in 1862, part of the city's boom time grandiloquence, and a mark of its growing urban cosmopolitanism.

    Conversation with Simon Sleight - Simon Sleight examines how the baby boom that resulted from the gold rushes of the 1850s created new urban spaces that changed the design of Melbourne streets.

    The art of gleaning forbidden fruit - Director of the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens, Tim Entwisle, walks the back streets of inner-city Melbourne, finding out about street fruit.

    Urban forest project has unexpected delightful consquences - Severe water restrictions have left the city's urban forest in a state of decline and nearly 40% of trees are in decline or dying. So they came up with an idea. Each tree has been given its own email address and ID number on an interactive online map - the original intention was to help residents report tree decline, but instead people starting writing love emails to the trees.

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/buildings-or-people-the-view-from-the-street/8797396

    YouTube

    Visit Melbourne
    The Melb ComedyFest

    Flickr

    Melbourne

    Westography - documenting the fading 'social landscape' of the western and north-western suburbs of Melbourne and the western arc of country Victoria, Australia.

    Westography: Warren Kirk turns Flickr photos of ageing Melbourne into book

    Flickr Groups

    Melbourne
    Melbourne architecture
    Melbourne at Night

    Tourism Portals

    Melbourne
    @Melbourne
    Facebook

    Blogs

    Bushwalking

    Facebook

    Melbourne
    The Very Curious Kitten
    https://www.facebook.com/greencities.australia
    https://www.facebook.com/melbournemuseum
    https://www.facebook.com/RaisedByEagles
    https://www.facebook.com/melbournewildernesssolutions
    Mamasita

    Twitter

    @abbiecardwell
    @ceresfairfood
    @EchidnaW
    @FarmrsMarktsFan
    @locavoreguides
    @Melbourne
    @MelbWritersFest
    @MelbFarmersMkts
    @AdamBandt
    @Melbfoodandwine
    @wheelercentre
    @WildMelbourne
    @cityofmelbourne
    @losamatesau
    https://twitter.com/EtihadStadiumAU


    Wikipedia

    Melbourne
    St Kilda
    Victoria

    Government

    @cityofmelbourne

    Parks

    New Urban Parks - Parks Victoria is currently master planning three new regional parks for Melbourne – Merri Creek Parklands, Toolern Creek Regional Park and Werribee River Regional Park.

    In May 2006 Great Parks for a Liveable City was announced with the Government committing $10.43 million to the planning and establishment of the first three new metropolitan parks in the growth corridors of Melbourne’s west and north – Merri Creek Parklands (Campbellfield/Thomastown), Toolern Creek Regional Park (Melton) and Werribee River Regional Park (Werribee). The first stages of each of the parks will be open to the community in mid 2010. The full realisation of the parks will take up to 20 years, depending on funding, rainfall and population growth in the surrounding areas. With Melbourne’s population expected to be 5 Million by 2030 the development of these parks will ensure that the park network grows to keep pace with the growing city.

    Botanical Garden
    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/crusaders-crackpots-and-cacti-20130821-2sbg3.html

    Wild Melbourne
    http://wildmelbourne.org - @WildMelbourne
    https://www.facebook.com/WildMelbourne
    http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/documenting-the-wilds-of-melbourne-20150820-gj43yh

    Talking Plants

    http://talkingplants.blogspot.com.au
    @TimEntwisle
    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/talkingplants

    Woodlands
    http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/woodlands-historic-park
    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/very-important-bandicoots/5710312
    near Tullamarine Airport

    Universities

    Green Infrastructure Research Group. We are collaboration of scientists at the University of Melbourne studying how to maximise the benefits plants provide to urban environments. Urban Green infrastructure is the network of natural and designed vegetation within our cities and towns, in both public and private domains. It includes public parks, recreation areas, remnant vegetation, residential gardens and street trees, as well as innovative urban greening technologies such as green roofs, green walls and rain gardens. Broadly, our research seeks to understand the ecosystem service benefits provided by green infrastructure and the biodiversity that uses it as habitat. We have a significant research program developing green roofs and green facades for Australian cities but are also interested in how we can use green infrastructure to support and enhance urban biodiversity.
    http://thegirg.org/

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/dingoes-desalinators-and-a-damn-good-roof/6450072
    http://thegirg.org/burnley-green-roof
    Burnley living roofsBurnley Demonstration Green Roof

    News

    The Age
    http://www.heraldsun.com.au
    http://www.livestream.com/melbournepressclub

    Editing

    Melbourne
    Victoria

    Growers and Eaters’ Forum


    Buzzword Bingo

    AFL - Coffee - Federation Square - Melbourne - Melbourne Star - Punt Road - Suburb - Victoria

    Elsewhere on the Web


    Some other places to visit and things to do in Melbourne:
    Federation Square: Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street @Fed_Square
    Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) Federation Square: Flinders Street
    National Design Centre: Federation Square Flinders Street
    Eureka Skydeck
    Future Melbourne
    That's Melbourne
    Sustainable Living Festival
    Sustainable Melbourne
    http://www.openhousemelbourne.org - http://www.openhousemelbourne.org/program/sound-walks
    http://www.thebigissue.org.au
    http://www.onlymelbourne.com.au
    CERES Environmental Park
    This education resource center in Melbourne's northern suburbs lies on Merri Creek. CERES is a leader in environmental education, sustainable solutions and action and experiential modelling. CERES is engaging with 470,000 people each year in living more lightly and equitably on the planet. It is the most visited community environmental centre in Australia, known for being a pioneer of community arts, experiential education, sustainable urban agriculture and for demonstrating innovative and achievable solutions to pressing environmental and social issues.
    @ceresbrunswick
    @ceresfairfood
    @cinnamonceres

    Dredging Port Phillip Bay
    Supporters of channel deepening, including many in Victoria's Government and business community, say the estimated $969 million project will boost exports and trade, but will the economic benefits be delivered with unacceptable environmental costs?

    Tours

    http://www.echidnawalkabout.com.au
    Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours
    https://plus.google.com/109467957195176116775/posts
    @EchidnaW

    Baseball

    http://web.theabl.com.au/index.jsp?sid=t4067
    @MelbourneAces @voiceofcohen

    Cycling

    More info about cycling and walking around Melbourne
    Cycle round the city - Guardian
    Rent a Bike
    The Humble Vintage Bike Hire

    Rugby

    Melbourne Rebels
    Rebel Army

    Tennis

    Melbourne Open

    Stadiums

    Etihad stadium
    Docklands_Stadium
    http://www.mcg.org.au (MCG)
    http://www.rodlaverarena.com.au

    Trees

    feral fruit melbourne
    http://melbourneurbanforestvisual.com.au

    Water

    http://melbournewater.com.au - @MelbourneWater

    Where to eat

    Los Amates - @losamatesau - facebook
    http://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne

    Wheeler Centre / Deakins Lectures

    http://wheelercentre.com
    http://wheelercentre.com/videos/tag/deakins%202010

    References

    current time in melbourne

    History

    August 30 is Melbourne Day

    Indigenous/Aboriginal Culture

    Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative - Facebook

    Transportation

    SkyBus is a greener, easy way to travel. When you travel on SkyBus between Melbourne airport and the city you leave a smaller carbon footprint.

    Melbourne Airport Transport Information

    Southern Cross is the major railway station and transport hub of Melbourne and now has a fully operational site offering information about all services operating at its location.

    http://www.vline.com.au

    http://www.yarratrams.com.au

    Melbourne's iconic Flinders Street Station, is the oldest rail station in Australia and the busiest suburban railway station in the southern hemisphere.
    http://www.cv.vic.gov.au/stories/flinders-street-station
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flinders_Street_railway_station

    Melbourne Museum

    http://museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum
    Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre is located at Melbourne Museum.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/melbournemuseum
    https://www.facebook.com/melbournemuseum
    @bunjilaka
    @melbournemuseum

    Brunswick

    Brunswick is 6 kilometers north from Melbourne's central business district.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunswick,_Victoria
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunswick_Street,_Melbourne
    http://www.brunswickstreet.com.au
    http://www.brunswickmusicfestival.com.au

    Carlton

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlton,_Victoria
    http://localhero.biz/article/permatitle/history_of_carlton,_victoria
    http://www.footypedia.com/00000280.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlton_Gardens

    Hawthorn

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawthorn,_Victoria
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawthorn_Football_Club

    North Melbourne

    North Melbourne
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Melbourne_Football_Club
    http://www.nmfc.com.au

    Port Melbourne

    Not to be confused with the Port of Melbourne!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Melbourne
    http://www.noisette.com.au
    http://www.facebook.com/topmelbourne/posts/157308187623450
    http://www.pmfc.com.au

    Richmond

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richmond,_Victoria
    http://www.richmondfc.com.au

    St Kilda

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Kilda,_Victoria
    http://www.stkildamarina.net.au
    http://www.saints.com.au
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-28/popular-st-kilda-tourist-spot-to-undergo-major-revamp/6891162
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acland_Street,_Melbourne

    Warrandyte

    Warrandyte,_Victoria
    Currawong_Bush_Park

    Parks

    http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au

    Markets

    Mulgrave Farmers Market
    http://www.mfm.com.au
    @CarltonFMkt

    Green Cities

    Green Cities has the essentials for green buildings and sustainable communities.
    Green Cities
    2010 Green Cities
    2009 Green Cities

    Crafts

    Handmade in Melbourne
    If you are an artisan in need of a website, we can help. The team behind Handmade in Melbourne have created a cost-effective website solution, specifically crafted for the handmade world. The website connects you to your customers, enabling you to sell your products direct.

    Recent Events

    March 4 Bioblitz Bats
    http://ausbats.org.au/australasian-bat-night-vic-201/4591771661

    February 6-28 National Sustainability Festival - @SLFestivalAus -
    https://www.facebook.com/SustainableLivingFestival

    October 11-27 http://www.melbournefestival.com.au - https://twitter.com/MelbFestival
    http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/theatre/melbourne-festivals-the-crowd-20130912-2tmev.html

    Melbourne Writers Festival - @MelbWritersFest
    Podcast

    Travel

    Pelican Expeditions

    University Square
    http://participate.melbourne.vic.gov.au/universitysquare
    https://plus.google.com/118022562366890847954

    Melbourne Cup

    The Melbourne Cup is Australia's major thoroughbred horse race. Marketed as "the race that stops a nation", it is a 3,200 metre race for three-year-olds and over. It is the richest "two-mile" handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races.
    Wikipedia
    http://www.melbournecup.com

    Melbourne Cup day is a public holiday for all working within metropolitan Melbourne and some parts of regional Victoria

    Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

    Certified in January 2008, the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is the first and only conference and exhibition space in Australia to receive a 6 Star Green Star - Convention Centre PILOT rating. Featuring displacement ventilation, solar hot water, radiant slab heating & cooling and sustainable use of building materials, the MCEC achieves synergy between water and energy efficiency, indoor environment quality, and versatile room use, making it a world leader in environmentally sustainable design.

    Nearby: French Island

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Island_National_Park
    http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/french-island-national-park

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    Melbourne city view from Capital City Trail

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