Month: October 2011

VEPLA YOUNG PROFFESIONALS MASTER CLASSES

As one of the graduate planners at Collie, I recently attended a series of four planning master classes for young professionals hosted by the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association (VPELA). The classes covered a range of planning topics designed to provide young professionals with an insight into various planning related issues. These topics included:… Read more »

UDIA VICTORIA STATE CONFERENCE

The UDIA Victoria State Conference was this year held in Bendigo, with the title ‘Connecting Victoria: A Vision for the future’. Affordability and lifestyle have been key drivers in housing demand in Bendigo in recent times, particularly given its proximity to Melbourne and good public transport links.  Not surprisingly, affordability was a common theme through… Read more »

HARCREST STAGE 1 UNDERWAY

Mirvac is nearing completion with the Stage 1 civil works for its Harcrest development at Stud Road, Scoresby.  It has also commenced construction for the sales office, some display homes and other dwellings in Stage 1 of the development. Collie continues to provide planning advice to Mirvac in relation to the project and is excited… Read more »

MALMO OBSERVATIONS

Mike and Jenny Collie recently visited Malmo in Sweden and took time to walk around Vastra Hamnen, a substantial ‘docklands’ redevelopment project situated to the north west of the Malmo central area. Key observations include: the use of a significant building (the Turning Torso residential tower) which is visible from the centre of Malmo to… Read more »