Jun 12, 2018
Shane Scanlan, Director Hyperlocal News
Defying gravity with hyper-local print publications

Docklands News was originally established by VicUrban, the Victorian Government’s development agency, as a community building tool. Today, it is privately owned and operated by Shane Scanlan who also owns Southbank Local News and has a half-share in CBD News.

With unique and compelling content delivered to the apartment mailbox, mailroom, supermarket, foodcourt, cafe, waiting room or foyer, these monthly community newspapers are highly anticipated and much loved. They are read cover-to-cover and are kept for weeks.

With a combined readership of more than 100,000 locals, switched-on businesses are reaping the benefits from advertising with Hyperlocal. In an increasingly digital world, hyper-local print remains the best way to target a single postcode.

Dockland News has been invaluable in supporting and promoting our own club’s initiative to re-establish the Rotary Club of Docklands, providing a great opportunity to develop a Rotary presence that is aligned to the current and future needs of Docklands as it develops into a community.

Shane acquired Dockland News from the State Government’s VicUrban in 2007, bringing many years of experience as a journalist gained since 1986. On the strength of success in Docklands, he established Southbank Local News in 2011 and, in 2014 he started CBD News. Shane has created and dominated the Docklands Melbourne area with a high-quality, community focused and always entertaining publication.

He helps small businesses in the area innovate with features such as Docklands TV and is always ready to discuss news ways to promote. He is also a Docklands local, making him a constant fixture of our neighbourhood.

Fellow journalist Sean Car, 26, and Shane have formed a new company, Hyperlocal News Pty Ltd, to publish CBD News and sister publications Docklands News and Southbank Local News.

Sean has edited Southbank Local News since 2014 and from July 2019 onwards will become the sole owner of the business.