Forum 3000 event – Melbourne Property Market update

Our Members’ Event and pre-dinner drinks night is next week on Thursday 4th October 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Kelvin Club (14-20 Melbourne Place just off Russell Street). This month we are pleased to welcome two guest speakers: Scott McElroy and Kim Davey from hockingstuart Melbourne. Our guests will provide a market update on properties in the inner-city and they will discuss the trends in apartment sales from buyer and seller perspective. They will also talk about leasing apartments in the city. So if you would like to find out more about the current state of the property market in our city, this is an event not to miss.

Scott McElroy, Director hockingstuart Melbourne 

Starting his real estate career in beautiful Noosa Heads as an 18 year old straight out of school, Scott quickly progressed from property management to sales before venturing into commercial real estate on the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

He moved to Melbourne in 1989 and two years later joined hockingstuart, setting up the commercial division. Scott was heavily involved in the early days of Melbourne’s apartment boom before opening the hockingstuart Carlton office in 1997 and subsequently the Brunswick and Northcote offices, helping hockingstuart establish a strong foothold in the inner-north suburbs. Scott is now a director at Albert Park, Melbourne and Carlton offices.

Kim Davey, Partner hockingstuart, Licenced Real Estate Agent

Alongside Scott McElroy, Kim Davey helped establish the highly successful Melbourne and Carlton offices of hockingstuart. Responsible for the smooth operation of the Property Management team, Kim’s qualities epitomise those that make the agency such a powerful force in Melbourne real estate: he’s honest, focused and incredibly hard working.

The city and inner north have changed dramatically, from businesses and workers cottages to a modern, multi-purpose mecca. Its unique real estate market must be constantly reevaluated, and Kim is always one step ahead of the prevailing conditions. “Everything is evolving,” he explains, “from the types of buildings to the types of buyers. Preempting the market gives our clients a distinct advantage, particularly when I’m working with large-scale projects and new developments that require considered long term planning.”

We look forward to seeing you at this interesting event organised by Residents 3000. Refreshments will be served following the event. The Kelvin Club bar is available throughout for attendees enjoyment.

This event is free for our current members. If your membership has lapsed you are welcome to renew at $25 per person. Non-members will be asked to contribute $5 to cover costs. New members welcome!

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

Guess who is coming to our AGM?

Residents 3000 is happy to welcome Sally Capp our new Lord Mayor to join us for the AGM on 6th September. This is the first Thursday of September – our regular Forum 3000 event time.

We are planning to minimise the formalities and use the time to ask our Lord Mayor to update us on the City of Melbourne’s progress with the three most pressing issue that presently concern CBD residents.  These three issues are those we asked candidates for the position of Lord Mayor as few months back.  


The questions will be:

1) How are you encouraging and supporting the establishment of stronger building design guidelines and ensuring developers include estimated costs and outline the beneficial  impacts of their building on the environment and public space as part of their TPP application?

2) What is happening to address the ongoing issue of Homelessness in the CBD?

3) What directions are you steering the City of Melbourne in regard to waste management?

Not your ordinary AGM …  there will be entertainment and refreshments at the end.

Email invitations will be sent out shortly.  Members who have not yet renewed for the 2019 financial year need to renew now!  Otherwise you will not be able to vote at the AGM.

Of course Guests are most welcome.  As a guest, we ask that you pay $5 admission to cover expenses.  We hope that you will have so much fun that you decide to join our association.  Joining is easy.  Just press the join button on our web site and choose your preferred method of payment.  Membership is just $25 per annum renewable at the beginning of each financial year.

The AGM Agenda, proxy forms and meeting papers are posted on the website here.


Trivia Night – Thursday 2nd August

To Residents of Melbourne’s CBD

You are invited to our next Forum 3000 – a Residents 3000 monthly event, which will be held on Thursday, 2nd August 2018 at the Kelvin Club (14-20 Melbourne Place just off Russell Street). Registrations and pre-drinks start at 6.00pm and our trivia teams will commence questions at 6.30pm.

This is a fun night.  It is time to socialise with your fellow residents and to test your knowledge of our great city.  Our Master of Ceremonies, Artur Hajda, is not letting on this time what topics he has prepared.

However the sessions of questions will be interspersed with refreshments and brain food to keep you alert and up to the challenge.

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. If you paid before 30th June this year, then your membership will have lapsed.  More than half our members have renewed already.

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 Project Update

On Thursday evening 3rd May 2018 a large turn out of Residents attended our regular Forum 3000.  The Metro Rail Authority and the Metro Tunnel construction consortium explained the progress to date and outlined what we are to expect in the coming 12 months or so.

Generously, the speakers have provided us with a pdf document of their presentations.

You can download the presentation document here.

There was a large attendance at the Residents 3000 recent meeting.

Forum 3000 – Metro Tunnel Update

Hello to CBD residents!

For our regular Forum 3000 event this month, Thursday 3rd May, we invite you to meet with representatives from the Melbourne Metro Tunnel project.

The Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) has been appointed by the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) to build the tunnels and stations for the Metro Tunnel Project. This includes the Town Hall Station which will connect to Flinders Street Station and the State Library Station which will connect to Melbourne Central Station.

At the meeting MMRA will provide a general update on works completed to date, including the early works in the city. CYP will provide an overview of their station designs, the program including a high-level timeline for delivery of the tunnels and stations in the CBD and a look ahead to upcoming works.

The guest speakers in attendance at the meeting will be:

  • Jodie Barrington – Cross Yarra Partnership
  • Emmett Ahern –  Melbourne Metro Rail Authority
  • Tye Norman –  Melbourne Metro Rail Authority
  • Barry McGuren –  Melbourne Metro Rail Authority
  • Lina Baulo –  Melbourne Metro Rail Authority

The event will take place 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.

As an addition at this Forum 3000 event one of our special prizes will be drawn.

Win a special Prize

Two door prizes are to be drawn at selected Forum 3000 Events.

The first prize to be drawn at the next event (May 3rd) is a dinner for two at an exceptionally special venue in the Dandenongs.

The second prize to be drawn later in the year is a scenic flight over Melbourne in a light plane ex Essendon Airport.

Note that the prizes are only available to Residents 3000 Members. 

The timing for this coming Forum 3000 event is:

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

Best regards to all from the R3000 Committee

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

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