Month: August 2012

CARSHARE EVOLUTION

Carshare can be defined as a private/public service providing cars parked in kerbside or parking lot spaces, which can be booked and accessed by members for use within a designated area for a limited period at known rates. Melbourne City Council has identified three carshare operators in the inner Melbourne area [Flexicar, Goget and Greensharecar]. … Read more »

NEW PROJECT DIRECTOR AT COLLIE – ARAN BARKER

Collie Pty Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Aran Barker as a Project Director.  Aran now joins the other Project Directors as part of the Collie leadership team. Aran joined Collie in December 2006.  He is responsible for a range of projects and clients including ‘Aurora’ (for Places Victoria) and ‘Coburg Hill’ (for… Read more »

PLANNING TO REBUILD A CITY: AN UPDATE ABOUT CHRISTCHURCH

Christchurch is New Zealand’s third largest city (and the largest city in the South Island).  In February 2011 a magnitude 6.4 earthquake killed 185 people and caused extensive damage.  As a direct result of the earthquake, 70 per cent of Christchurch city centre was either destroyed or has subsequently needed to be demolished. Earlier this… Read more »

ARRIVAL

Interesting sculpture in Sydney in Darling Harbour marking the spot where once stood the secondary arrival building for migrants to New South Wales – being a cloudy day perhaps the new arrivals did not need the umbrellas open!

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: FIVE POINT PLAN

Collie attended a recent UDIA function on public transport.  Neil Smith, a Director of Transit Systems, gave an interesting presentation reflecting on his vast experience as an operator of various public transport systems throughout Australia. Congestion was a recurring theme throughout Neil’s talk.  He argued that congestion could be an indicator that a city was… Read more »

SOME INTERESTING FACTS FROM THE VICTORIAN POPULATION BULLETIN 2012

Some interesting facts from the latest Victorian Population Bulletin, regarding National, State and Territory population growth.  In the year ended 30 June 2011, the population of Australia reached 22,618,294.  This is a growth of 1.4 per cent or 320,779 since 30 June 2010. This population of is located in: New South Wales 7,302,174 Victoria 5,621,210… Read more »