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New home for independent arts as Melbourne Fringe takes over Trades Hall

The Melbourne Fringe is taking over the license of the Trades Hall bar, becoming the new Festival Hub in September.

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Airport rail link closer to take off as joint agreement signed

​Prime Minister Scott Morrison formally locks in government support for Melbourne’s long-awaited $13 billion airport rail link .

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Renowned design teams to create public space for $1b Melbourne arts precinct

Melbourne's $1 billion new arts precinct at Southbank will feature an elevated park, garden and pedestrian spaces to be partly designed by a New York-based firm.

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National Sports Museum set to receive $17.1 million upgrade

The MCG's National Sports Museum is set to undergo a $17.1 million redevelopment that will include expanded exhibits of sporting memorabilia and new multi-media displays.

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Massive new festival to light up Melbourne's winter

White Night Melbourne will be relocated from its existing February timeslot

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​ Underground suburban rail loop to connect Victoria

The biggest transformation of public transport in Australian history has been announced

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Melbourne hands crown to Vienna as World’s Most Liveable City

After holding the title of ‘World’s Most Liveable City’, for an unprecedented seven years in a row, Melbourne has been narrowly edged out of the leading position.

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Google officially opens in Melbourne

Melbourne continues to be a city of innovation, attracting tech giant Google.

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Melbourne will be home to Australia’s largest contemporary art gallery

NGV Contemporary – a world-leading, standalone gallery with a focus on contemporary art and design.

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