Victoria 5km rule to be lifted, Daniel Andrews flags Victoria restrictions easing, UK lockdown recommences, Australia dying toll at 904


A plan to revive Melbourne’s moribund metropolis centre by way of tax aid, deregulation, commuter incentives and repurposing of vacant business buildings is being thought of by the Victorian authorities forward of the state funds anticipated on November 10.

Free practice journey and low, suspension of payroll and fringe advantages tax, waiving of charges for brand new liquor licences and the transformation of workplace house into reasonably priced housing and shared working areas for start-ups, college students and artists are among the many measures proposed by a high-powered group of enterprise and civic leaders.

Melbourne's Collins Street has been deserted for months.

Melbourne’s Collins Avenue has been abandoned for months.Credit score:Wayne Taylor

With Victoria recording solely a handful of latest COVID-19 circumstances in current days, Premier Daniel Andrews has promised to announce right this moment “vital” easing of Melbourne’s stage 4 restrictions however has dismayed the retail and hospitality sectors by ruling out any fast steps in direction of the reopening of outlets, cafes and bars.