Month: May 2010

MAJOR PROJECTS IN THE CITY OF MOONEE VALLEY

One of the most rewarding parts of any project is seeing the commencement and then completion of construction. It is exciting therefore, to see construction complete for one major project in the City of Moonee Valley and construction underway on two others. We wrote an article in coll-e-bulletin 30 about the Moonee Ponds Central development… Read more »

VICTORIAN CIVIL AND ADMINISTRATVIE TRIBUNAL – MAJOR CASES LIST

  VCAT’s new Major Cases List for planning developments worth more than $5 million commenced on 3 May 2010. The Major Cases list is designed to speed up decision-making in the Planning and Environment List. VCAT has received additional funding from the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development. VCAT President Justice Iain Ross said… Read more »

DAVEY STREET BRIDGE

As an exploration by Collie in considering its response to the Frankston City Council open design brief to create artwork for the new Davey Street Bridge (which connects the commercial precinct with the foreshore), our landscape studio contemplated the Bridge itself as a representation of the boating activity evident in its vicinity. Our thoughts included… Read more »

COLLIE DUGONGS – MS 24HOUR MEGASWIM 2010

The ‘Collie Dugongs’ participated on 26 and 27 February in the MS 24-Hour Mega Swim at the Fitzroy Pool for the seventh year. The event raises money for multiple sclerosis and the Dugongs have been very active with their fundraising, including hosting Bunnings barbeques (thank you to Bunnings). The Collie Dugongs swam 70.60 kilometres and… Read more »

DID YOU KNOW…? MELBOURNES FIRST SKYSCRAPER

Melbourne’s first ‘skyscraper’ was the ICI building on Nicholson Street, East Melbourne, now known as the Orica Building. Until 1958, building heights had to be less than 132 feet, as this was the highest fire ladders could reach. From November 1958 to 1961 the ICI building was the tallest building in Australia. It contains 19… Read more »