Year: 2013

SEASONS GREETINGS FROM ALL AT COLLIE PTY LTD

Please visit our website and newsfeed for the latest news from Collie. Note: The Collie office will close for the holidays on Friday 20 December 2013 and will reopen on Monday 6 January 2014.

MELBOURNE: NOW AND THEN

Happening concurrently two exhibitions – Melbourne Now and Postcode 3000 are definitely worth a look. One, a sprawling exposition celebrating art and design in Melbourne, which has been mounted by the National Gallery of Victoria and draws on a proposition that Melbourne has been shaped and is grounded to a significant extent by ‘artists, designers,… Read more »

CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY

Congratulations to the City of Melbourne for the Christmas sound and light show on the west facade of the Melbourne Town Hall. We happened to stumble upon the installation somewhat by accident one evening this week. Where has this little gem been hiding? For those who haven’t seen it, the evening show goes for about… Read more »

HIGHLANDS

On a recent site inspection in Highlands looking at proposed new developments, we saw this playground and thought it would be something kids would love to clamber on!

C40 CITIES

For those not aware, Melbourne and Sydney Cities are members of C40 cities – a network of world megacities committed to addressing climate change. C40 Cities is chaired currently by Michael Bloomberg, Major of New York City, and is partnered with the Clinton Climate Initiative. Membership has grown from the original 40 to now about… Read more »

NEW RAINGARDEN APPROVED AT COBURG HILL

Collie has assisted Satterley Property Group to obtain a planning permit for the use of an ‘end-of-line’ sediment pond and raingarden at Coburg Hill.  The approved facility will retain and treat stormwater from Coburg Hill before discharging it, at a controlled velocity, into Edgars Creek. Key features of the facility include a 190 square metres… Read more »

McINTYRE DRIVE, ALTONA

Collie would like to congratulate MGS Architects and the entire project team for their work on McIntyre Drive, Altona, which was recently awarded the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Frederick Romberg National Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing.  This is the first time in the AIA Awards history, a social housing project has been… Read more »

PLAN MELBOURNE

On 9 October 2013 the State Government released Plan Melbourne, the new metropolitan planning strategy.  The formation of Plan Melbourne followed the release of the discussion paper, Melbourne Let’s Talk About the Future in 2012 and the extensive period of consultation in late 2012 and early 2013. 1          PM Summary Plan Melbourne (PM) will guide… Read more »

TALLEST RESIDENTIAL TOWER IN MELBOURNE COMMENCES CONSTRUCTION

Construction has begun on what will be the tallest residential building in the central city after planning approval was granted earlier this year.  The 226 metres high tower known as ‘Vision’, is being constructed on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Therry Street and is in close proximity to the Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Central… Read more »

SHOW ME THE MONEY

Plan Melbourne is the latest blueprint for the future development of the key urban area in Victoria over the next 37 years (to 2050). We congratulate all those involved for the work behind it and the visions documented, that will no doubt influence in direct / indirect ways better decision-making about the future of Melbourne…. Read more »