Meet the Candidates – Lord Mayor – City of Melbourne

Hello to fellow Residents of the CBD!

For our regular Forum 3000 event this month, Thursday 5th April 2018, Residents 3000 are pleased to invite you to meet some of the candidates for the position of Lord Mayor – City of Melbourne.

We have invited candidates who have confirmed that they are running in the election.  The closing date is the 10th April which is after our event.  However we can confirm at the time of this post that the following candidates have been invited to attend.  These are:

  • Sally Capp
  • Ken Ong
  • Rohan Leppert
  • Jennifer Yang
  • Gary Morgan (will be an apology due another commitment)

This is a must attend event.  It is a golden opportunity to meet the person who may be our next Lord Mayor.  The candidates will no doubt explain their views and their aspirations for the city.  You will have the chance to ask them questions and take part in the discussions.

All of this will happen in the convivial surroundings of the Kelvin Club where you can avail yourselves of their high class bar and our usual refreshments following the talks.

The timing is:  Arrival and registration at 6pm.  Presentations begin at 6:30pm.  Address: 14-30 Melbourne Place (off Russell Street).  Current Members:  No charge.  Guests (who are most welcome): $5.00 to cover costs.

Sue Saunders – Vice President and the R3000 Committee

Residents 3000 – Forum 3000 Event – Trivia

Dear Residents of Melbourne’s CBD

You are invited to our next Forum 3000 – a Residents 3000 monthly event, which will be held on Thursday, 1st March 2018 at the Kelvin Club (14-20 Melbourne Place just off Russell Street). Registrations and pre-drinks start at 6.00pm and our trivia night fun commences at 6.30pm.

This is a fun night.  Its time to socialise with your fellow residents and to test your knowledge of our great city.  Our Master of Ceremonies, Artur Hajda, has let slip the topics so that you can do your homework!

  1. Laneways – Melbourne has many special places – do you know them?
  2. Events – Some are easy like Moomba Festival and the Australian Open but what else?
  3. History – some fascinating questions here.  Old buildings, folk lore, traditions that define our city.

There will be the above three sessions of questions interspersed with refreshments and brain food.

The night should finish around 8 to 8:30pm or even a bit later if we are having too much fun.

The event is free for our current members. If your membership has lapsed you are welcome to renew at $25 per person. There are quite a lot of members who maybe paid 12 months ago now, but are actually lapsed.  We will be sending special lapsed members an email shortly as a gentle reminder that we really would appreciate your membership currency.

Our president will again explain on the night about our door prizes that will reward members who attend lots of Forum 3000 Events.  More of that to come in future correspondence.

Non-members will be asked to contribute $5 to cover costs. New members welcome!

Best regards
Sue Saunders – Vice President on behalf of our hard working Committee

Metro Tunnel – Station Names Announced

In August 2017 the Victorian Government launched a campaign inviting naming suggestions for the five new underground stations being built as part of the Metro Tunnel Project. By the time the public submission process drew to a close on 22 October, the Government had received over 50,000 suggestions.

The enthusiasm with which Victorians took part in this process is testament to the level of public interest and anticipation that surrounds the Metro Tunnel Project.

The Government released details of the new station names a few days ago, and the final choices reflect the strong desire from the public for names that reflect the locations of the stations, so that passengers know where they are on the rail network.

The two CBD stations will be named after nearby landmarks, with CBD North now known as State Library, and CBD South to be re-christened as Town Hall.

The station near the hospital, education and research precinct will continue to be known as Parkville, while the station close to the Shrine of Remembrance will be named Anzac in honour of all Australian and New Zealand service men and women.

The new station in Arden will be called North Melbourne, with the existing station currently known as North Melbourne renamed West Melbourne to better reflect its location.

In regards to many of the Aboriginal names submitted, and those identified as suitable through direct consultation with Traditional Owner Groups, the Government has indicated it intends to consider these names when identifying other elements of the Metro Tunnel Project, such as the new public open space and parks created by works around the new station precincts.

People whose entries were chosen as the eventual station names will go into a random draw, with one winner for each station to receive a future exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Metro Tunnel worksites and the massive Tunnel Boring Machines.

Seasons Greetings and Residents 3000 pre-Christmas drinks

Xmas 2017

The Residents 3000 would like to send you and yours the warmest Seasons Greetings and best wishes for the New Year 2018!
May the magic and wonder of the holiday season
stay with you throughout the coming year
and may this season be the harbinger of joy, love and choicest blessings
upon you and your family.

Thank you for your continuing support.

The festive season is upon us and the hot weather and the bustle leading up to Christmas holidays has taken over. Just before the year wraps up we would like you to join us for pre-Christmas drinks on Thursday, 7th December 2017 at the Kelvin Club (14-20 Melbourne Place just off Russell Street). Registrations and drinks start at 6.00pm. This event is free for our members and non members. New members welcome.

We look forward to seeing you there!

This event is supported by East Enders and by Coalition of Resident and Business Associations CoRBA