Many of Melbourne’s most loved gardens, cycling tracks and fishing spots were once quarries producing the materials that built the suburbs around them
Precincts, Suburbs & Regions
Riding high: Victoria’s High Country is becoming a global bike riding destination
Mansfield’s Highline Mountain Bike Festival hits the world circuit with Australia’s first multi-discipline mountain bike competition.
Ship to shore: Mildura’s famous shipping container café is moving
Mildura’s riverfront isn’t the only place going through a transformation. Meet Michael Shipsides, owner of Shippy’s café.
New skate park in Rawson a hit with the locals
The small Baw Baw community of Rawson has been the driving force behind a new skate park that local kids and visitors to the region will love.
Memory of Gunditjmara people soars high above Heywood
Heywood’s famous sky-high water tower has transformed into a towering tribute recognising Gunditjmara war heroes.
Embrace the festive spirit: buy local
Victorians are supporting small businesses across the state over the festive season and beyond.
‘Retrospective’: Forging the future for Ballarat’s arts scene
Ballarat is fast becoming a hub for creatives, turning lanes into art galleries, bank buildings into studios and cul-de-sacs into exhibition spaces.
Tiny Talbot is big on active community
New outdoor gym equipment in Talbot in Victoria’s north-west is being taken up enthusiastically by the community, improving health and connections.
Growing together – Buchan Caves after the fires
VIDEO: Traditional Owners of Buchan Caves Reserve were severely affected by the 2019/20 bushfires, but rebuilding has embedded cultural practices.
Farming their way - the Grewal family makes history in the Mallee
Twenty years ago, four brothers arrived in Australia from India. Today they head up a major agricultural enterprise in the Victorian Mallee.
The small homes making a big difference
A Geelong-based manufacturer, a university and a men’s crisis accommodation are paving the way in creating sustainable housing.
Safe harbour: Alma Doepel drops anchor in Melbourne
After 10 years and 80,000 hours of painstaking restoration, Australia’s oldest wooden tall ship has returned to Victoria Harbour, Docklands.
A start up success being delivered in Ballarat by young entrepreneur
Studying in Australia gave Alex a unique opportunity to explore his entrepreneurial side. Now his delivery platform is helping businesses in Ballarat.
Connecting through singing in lockdown
Members of a trailblazing community choir have stayed connected in lockdown through online video performances.
Mechanics’ Institutes evolving with their communities
From humble Scottish beginnings to landmarks around big cities and country towns, Mechanic’s Institutes have been around for over 200 years.
Around the world on a plate in Maribyrnong
Get a taste of cuisines from around the globe in Melbourne’s west.
The good oil: Corio’s Cobram Estate Olives pumps up export arm
Australia’s largest olive oil producer, headquartered in Corio, is making inroads into Japan, Korea, and the US.
Women’s business incubator fostering new beginnings
Women from culturally diverse communities are being empowered through a business incubator, funded by the Victorian Government.