Month: October 2010

ESSENDON NORTH APARTMENT DEVELOPMENTS

In recent years there has been much discussion in the ‘planning’ world about increasing densities in our activity centres and reducing growth at the fringe, you know, all that Melbourne 2030 talk! Collie has recently worked on two developments that we believe are excellent examples of activity centre development. Our experience with these projects we… Read more »

BRUNSWICK STRUCTURE PLAN AND AMENDMENT C105 TO THE MORELAND PLANNING SCHEME

Amendment C105 to the Moreland Planning Scheme was gazetted on 23 September 2010. Amendment C105 applies, through the use of a Design and Development Overlay, interim height limits to the Brunswick Major Activity Centre around Sydney Road and Lygon Streets. But is this the right way to go to encourage development in our activity centres?… Read more »

HIGHLANDS

Collie has had and continues to have a key role in Stockland’s ‘Highlands’ – a 760 hectares new community development in Craigieburn on the northem edge of metropolitan Melbourne. Located just off the Hume Highway at Craigieburn, approximately 10 kilometres north east of the Melbourne International Airport and 3 kilometres west of the Craigieburn Train… Read more »

POSTCARD FROM FIJI…BULA

Holiday destinations do not get much more paradisaical than Fiji however, it is perhaps the country’s warmth – both climatically and through the Fijian population – that factors most in ones enjoyment of the country. Having had the opportunity to spend some time in Fiji recently exploring the main island, Viti Levu, alongside a few… Read more »