Month: July 2012

EXPO AND DEVELOPMENTS SHOWCASE

On Wednesday last week the UDIA held an Expo and Developments Showcase – Obstacles and Innovation to showcase a number of developments including Triptych and Highlands. Triptych Triptych is a high rise residential development in Southbank that won two UDIA State Awards in 2011 for High Density and Environmental Excellence. The Stable Group was the… Read more »

DETAILS OF ZONING REFORMS RELEASED

Following on from a recent announcement, Planning Minister Matthew Guy on Thursday released details of proposed reforms to Victoria’s planning zones.  Submissions on the proposed zones will be accepted until 21 September and can be made here. Below is a summary of the proposed changes.  Complete details of the zones can be found here. Residential… Read more »

HILLTOP AGED CARE FACILITY PRESTON

Collie was part of the project team (project managers Thinc Projects, Insite Architects and the owner St Andrews Court Pty Ltd), to facilitate redevelopment of the Hilltop Aged Care Facility on the corner of Hotham and Montague Streets, Preston. The facility has existed on the site for some time.  The redevelopment proposal is focussed on… Read more »

29-31 FRITH STREET, BRUNSWICK

Collie provided town planning services to Bensons Property Group to facilitate the demolition of a former knitwear factory and its re-development for a seven storeys mixed-use commercial and residential building, at 29-31 Frith Street, Brunswick.  The proposal will provide 100 apartments, office floor space at ground floor level, basement car parking and a roof top… Read more »

AMAROO BUSINESS PARK

Since 2004 Collie has been providing town planning services to the Goodman Group in relation to the development of an approximate 58 hectares of land adjacent to the Hume Highway and Craigieburn By-pass in Craigieburn. When Collie were first approached, the land was an unused rural property, separated into three parts by Amaroo Road and… Read more »

DID YOU KNOW?

The athletes village in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics consists of 11 tower blocks, 17,320 beds and providing each athlete with 16 square metres of floor space. After the Olympics, the village will provide 2,818 new homes for East Londoners and with plots for future developments which will provide even more housing.

MINISTER ANNOUNCES ZONING REFORMS

Planning Minister Matthew Guy yesterday announced significant reforms to Victoria’s planning zones.  The changes, which include the deletion of nine existing zones and the addition of five new zones (see table below), are intended to provide greater certainty for industry, councils and the community through the identification of areas for growth and areas for minimal… Read more »

TERRY MCCRANN AT JULY UDIA LUNCH

News Limited finance guru Terry McCrann was the guest speaker at the July UDIA lunch attended by Collie. In summary, McCrann suggested that our future is inextricably linked to the future of China.  Although the economic  growth in China has fuelled the resources boom that has kept our economy in better shape than most other… Read more »

2011 CENSUS DATA RELEASED

Results of the 2011 census were released last week, with some interesting findings for Melbourne and Victoria.  The census recorded a total of 3,999,982 Melburnians, up from 3,647,021, in 2006.  Wyndham experienced the highest growth with an increase of 43.3 per cent or 48,881 people.  The data also identified towns of Bacchus Marsh, Gisborne, Mount… Read more »