Month: April 2012

WHAT HAPPENED TO?

In a recent article we referred to the Titanic.  You may be interested that it had two sister ships: the Olympic (launched about a year earlier than Titanic) and the Britannic (launched about two years later).  The Olympic was at sea for about 25 years but the Britannic sank four years after Titanic – although… Read more »

RENOVATIONS FOR THE EASTBOUND MEDICAL CENTRE

Collie has recently provided planning services to the Eastbound Medical Centre, obtaining a planning permit for renovations and extensions to the existing medical centre on Boundary Road in Bentleigh East. The approved works when completed will provide additional training rooms, offices, a new waiting area and will increase the size of the existing meeting and… Read more »

CENTRAL EQUITY LAND SECURES THIRD PERMIT AT TRUGANINA WITH ‘HIGHGRANGE’

Central Equity Land has secured a third permit in as many months at Truganina.  The latest approval by Wyndham City Council is for a 254-lot residential subdivision, known as ‘Highgrange’, on land in the north east of the Truganina South Community Precinct (the Precinct) to the west of Palmers Road. The approved subdivision layout (see… Read more »

A TITANIC DEVELOPMENT FOR BELFAST

On Saturday 31 March 2012, The Titanic Signature Building, now known as Titanic Belfast, was opened at Queens Island in Belfast following three years in construction.  The 97 million pounds development was opened in time for the Titanic centenary year. The signature building was designed by a team of international designers including Eric Kuhn and… Read more »

DID YOU KNOW? THE LARGEST SHIP IN THE WORLD

100 years ago, the Titanic was the largest ship in the world at: 882 feet 9 inches in length, 92 feet in width and it weighed 46,328 tonnes.  Today the largest ships in the world are the Allure of The Seas and Oasis of the Seas (both operated by Royal Caribbean International).  These ships are,… Read more »

PEDESTRIAN CONVENIENCE 1

Bus / tram shelters are obviously useful for those waiting for a service but you have to ask yourself sometimes who decides on their locations. Look at this example in Swan Street, Richmond near Stawell Street.  Note the location in relation to the footpath; note the ‘alternative’ footpath in the dirt? Why not a shelter… Read more »

VPELA HOT TOPICS SEMINAR

This week Collie attended the VPELA hot topics seminar.  One of the presenters was Mark Dwyer, Deputy President, VCAT. Mark outlined the new practice notes which were released by VCAT on 15 March 2012, some of which have impacts on the Planning and Environment List and many of which seek to speed up the VCAT… Read more »