Hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065

Workcover will investigate Fitzroy cafes and restaurants in April and May

A Workcover press release states that their inspectors will be undertaking inspections of businesses in Fitzroy as part of a national campaign targeting unsafe workplaces with a particular focus on young workers:

Cafes and restaurants in Fitzroy, Collingwood and St Kilda are encouraged to get ready for a targeted workplace inspection campaign over April and May.

a colourful Sunday

On a recent Sunday I was loitering around the streets of Fitzroy idly taking photos. Below is a mural in Bar Open. The outdoor sites included a well dressed man on the corner of Brunswick St and Johnston St, some fabulous cars and brightly coloured metalwork.…

hello? this is the 1930s calling

When I dropped in to Circa Vintage Clothing recently and met owner Nicole, I also met her friend John. He showed us his cordless bluetooth mobile phone handset, which he allowed me to photograph. He got a bakelite 1930s phone handset from a second hand shop and installed a bluetooth headset in it, allowing him to take calls on this retro handset.…