Residents 3000 – Metro Tunnel Project update via Zoom – Thursday 3 December 2020

Residents 3000 are pleased to invite you to our final meeting for 2020: an update on the Metro Tunnel Project.

Having continued throughout the COVID-19 lockdown with strict safety measures, the Metro Tunnel Project has reached a new milestone with two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) now making their way deep underground towards the State Library Station precinct, at the northern end of Swanston Street.

This new stage follows the recent completion of the 1.4 kilometre twin tunnels from the Arden Station site to Parkville, Victoria’s world-renowned medical, research and education precinct.

The TBMs are expected to break through at the State Library Station site in early 2021 before being moved through the station’s cavern and relaunched on their final journey towards the Town Hall Station precinct.

Our presenters will provide an overview of tunnelling between Parkville and the State Library Station precinct, including how the TBMs and support networks operate, how noise and vibration impacts are managed and what communications and engagement activities are undertaken during tunnelling works.

Our speakers for the event will be:

  • Ryan Martin – Senior Project Engineer, Tunnels, Cross Yarra Partnership
  • James Hamilton – Environment Manager, East and West Precincts, Cross Yarra Partnership
  • Kim Norton – Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Arden and Western Portal Precincts, Cross Yarra Partnership

You can register for the event by emailing Registrants will receive a Zoom link for the meeting plus instructions for joining, and some advice regarding commonly accepted protocols for large online meetings. 

Questions can be sent prior to the meeting when you register.  This gives our presenters time to prepare answers.  

For your diary:  Thursday 3rd December at 6pm.  You can come online a little earlier to ensure your tech is up to scratch and you don’t miss a moment!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Outdoor dining contact numbers

Our November Residents 3000 event, Melbourne Outdoor Dining, was a very informative session.  Thanks again to the following for their presentations:

  • Deb Lusty and Paul Murtagh, Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation Licencing and Compliance Divisions
  • Inspector Troy Papworth, Victoria Police Liquor Regulation
  • Dean Robertson, Director, and John Kanelopoulos, Program Manager, Street Trading On-Street Support and Compliance, Community and City Services, City of Melbourne.

The following contact numbers may be helpful to address any issues arising from outdoor dining venues:

  1. Complaints regarding breaches of hours of opening, noise levels, patron queues and the number of permitted tables
    City of Melbourne – Ph: 9658 9658 (Select Option 2)
  1. Concerns about non-compliance with COVID-safety plans
    Department of Health and Human Services Victoria – Ph: 13 1444
  1. Victoria Police – Melbourne East Police Station – Ph: 9637 1100

More Outdoor Dining for Melbourne – Residents 3000 event: Thursday, November 5th at 6pm.

Residents 3000 are pleased to invite you to participate in an informative Zoom presentation and discussion on the City of Melbourne’s scheme to encourage more outdoor (and therefore more COVID-safe) dining in the CBD.

Joining us for the event will be representatives from the council, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) Licencing and Compliance Divisions, and Victoria Police.

John Kanelopoulos (City of Melbourne Program Manager | Street Trading OSC – Community and City Services)
Dean Robertson (City of Melbourne Director | On-street Support and Compliance – Community and City Services)
Deb Lusty and Paul Murtagh (Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation Licencing and Compliance Divisions)
Inspector Troy Papworth (Victoria Police Liquor Regulation)

As with our other successful Zoom events, there will be an opportunity for residents to ask the panel questions.  It is suggested that you submit these questions in advance to our secretary, Merle, via email to when you register for the event.  
These questions will be conveyed to our panel before the meeting. 

You can register for the event by emailing Registrants will receive a Zoom link for the meeting plus instructions for joining, and some advice regarding commonly accepted protocols for large online meetings. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Meet the Candidates for Melbourne’s Lord Mayor

Both Residents 3000 and EastEnders are pleased to invite you to meet some of the candidates for the position of Lord Mayor – City of Melbourne via Zoom at 6pm on Thursday 1st October 2020.

The current list of attending candidates includes:

  • Sally Capp
  • Arron Wood
  • Gary Morgan
  • Jennifer Yang
  • Apsara Sabaratnam
  • Nick Russian
  • Philip Reed
  • Kath Larkin

This is a must attend event and a golden opportunity to hear the candidates explain their views and aspirations for our city.  

You can register for the event by emailing Registrants will receive a Zoom link for the meeting plus instructions for joining and some advice regarding commonly accepted protocols for large online meetings. 

The format of the event requires that questions are pre-notified to the candidates.   You are encouraged to send your questions with your registration email.  Your committee will sort and select from the questions submitted in order to avoid duplication and to manage the meeting time effectively. 

Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting

AGM logoThe 2020 Annual General Meeting of the members of Residents 3000 Inc. will be held via Zoom at 6:00pm on Thursday 3rd September 2020. Please find attached the AGM notice, including this year’s President’s Report and the draft 2019 AGM minutes.Sally Capp

As in previous years, we will endeavour to keep formalities to a minimum prior to a presentation from Lord Mayor Sally Capp.  Sally will bring us up to date with how our city is coping with COVID-19 and inform us about the City of Melbourne’s progress on many other fronts.  Ample time will be allowed for questions. Please submit these as early as possible as questions will be addressed in order of receipt. You can both register and submit your question(s) by emailing Registrants will receive a Zoom link for the meeting. 

All are welcome to attend. Although only members will have voting rights for the AGM, you may wish to renew your membership – or apply for one – in advance (by visiting our membership page) or on the night in order to participate in voting. 

We look forward to seeing you there for an evening of interesting discussion. 



Residents 3000 August Event: Meet the City of Melbourne CEO

City of Melbourne CEO Justin Hanney (

We are pleased to announce that the August meeting of Residents 3000 will be conducted at our scheduled time of 6pm on Thursday 6th August 2020.  The meeting will be via Zoom as it is not yet feasible to meet in person.

Our guest speaker will be Justin Hanney, the CEO of the City of Melbourne.  Justin is not only the most senior officer in the City of Melbourne, he has also been a resident of the CBD for several years.

Justin’s early career included two years as a Youth Worker at the Collingwood Highrise Estate.  He then progressed his professional life through a range of management and leadership roles in local government.  From 2008 to 2018 Justin was appointed to several senior roles in the State Government coming to City of Melbourne after four years as the Lead Deputy Secretary, Economic Development, Employment and Innovation at the State Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. He commenced his role at City of Melbourne in January 2019 and has steered the organisation through many challenges including a major organisational re-structure and the current issue of dealing with COVID-19.  No doubt the future of our city in the post pandemic era will bring even more challenges.   

Please register your interest in participating in our Zoom meeting as soon as possible as numbers are limited.  You can do so by emailing  Post registration you will be sent the link to the meeting and other advice.

The Zoom meeting room will be ‘open’ from 6pm, with the session starting promptly at 6.10pm.  We will be recording this session and will provide the link to the recording via the Residents 3000 website and Facebook page.  

We would like this to be an interactive session and so welcome your questions in advance via the above email.  In addition, there is a chat function within Zoom that you can use to make comments or ask questions during the course of the evening.  With a large number of people online it will be important to keep your microphone on mute and only open it when asked to do so.

Stay well. We look forward to seeing many of you on Zoom in August.

Melbourne living – 2020

Shopping in the city of Melbourne and the vicinity

  • To find a list of small businesses delivering pantry essentials to your home – click here.

Things to keep you occupied while you’re at home

Quintessentially Melbourne


  • State Library Victoria in Melbourne has a wealth of online resources for you. You can explore their collection here. Or watch talks from creatives here. Or view their online galleries here. Or access their databases here and learning materials here.
  • Libraries in Melbourne Central and District Docklands are still open. These are the pick any book, drop any book type of libraries. So if you still feel like going out – visit those for sure.

Galleries, Museums, Music

  • National Gallery Victoria (NGV) has opened an online Channel for virtual tours, exhibitions videos, collection eBooks, interviews and lots of other resources. Find out more here.
  • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has free online concerts – you can find out more about the concert and view them pre-recorded “live” on their YouTube channel here.


  • Melbourne Zoo & Zoos Victoria have set up a few live stream cameras from Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo, so you can enjoy the zoo from anywhere. To watch the animals click here.
  • Melbourne Live cam
    See what Melbourne looks like from the top of Freshwater Place in Southbank here – this is a live broadcast running 24/7.

From other places

  • National Emergency Library – lends lots of online books for FREE and in many languages too. Find out more here.
  • Zoos worldwidethis article has links to live broadcasts from zoos around the world – come and see pandas, jellyfish, rhinoceros or some Australian animals.
  • All National Parks webcams from USA. See amazing nature in action here. Please note the time difference between Australia and USA – the views may be pitch black sometimes!
  • This article lists 12 world class museums you can visit online. More details here.

How about learning something new

from Melbourne

  • Knowledge Melbourne has launched monthly online Melbourne Conversations. This week they talked about future culture of media consumption here (Facebook account required). Next month they will be talking about Covid-19.


  • 190 universities worldwide has released over 600 FREE online courses to learn from engineering and computer science to business, social sciences and arts & design. Find out more here.