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If you spend any time driving around the western suburbs of Melbourne, getting stuck in traffic along the Western Ring Road is an ordeal that will be very familiar to you. Viewed on a map the freeway looks just like the name suggests, a ring around the middle suburbs of Melbourne, except for a major […]
When flicking through the ‘Money’ section of Melbourne newspaper The Age it’s isn’t uncommon to find full page advertisements for financial products, such as this one for Challenger Annuities in the October 30, 2013 edition. However I was surprised when I turned the page, and found a half page article by John Collett, detailing how […]
I’ve written about Melbourne’s clueless drivers before, especially their obsession with driving through Swanston Street’s tram stops and the Bourke Street Mall, but now I fear the apocalypse is near – I recently saw Victoria Police doing something about it. I was walking past the Swanston and Collins Street tram stop one lunchtime, when I […]
In Australia it is common to find local property developers spruiking their latest high-rise apartment development to investors with Asian backgrounds – just look at Melbourne’s annual Chinese New Year festival. However on my recent trip to Hong Kong I still couldn’t escape them, as I browsed the internet from my hotel room. Off to […]
Melbourne has the largest freeway network of any Australian city, and with it, possibly the country’s largest collection of ‘ghost ramps’ – pieces of freeway that lead nowhere. Planning for a future that never came The best known bit of ghost roadway is the incomplete ramp at Chandler Highway on the Eastern Freeway, along with […]