Month: March 2013

HIGHLANDS NEW DISPLAY VILLAGE

Stockland has obtained recently a permit form Hume City Council for a major new display village, on Aitkin Boulevard in ‘Highlands’ Craigieburn Victoria. The village will include: A range of lot sizes; 40 new homes for viewing; A car park; A temporary linear park. The linear park will provide a resting place for families within… Read more »

UPDATE TO THE REFORMED ZONE

The State Government released its reformed zones on 5 March 2013.  The following week the Department of Planning and Community Development advised Planning Matters subscribers that there had been a publishing error with the zones released on this date.  The errors have been corrected, and the final versions of the zones are now available on… Read more »

URBAN DESIGN FRAMEWORK APPROVED

NEIGHBOURHOOD ACTIVITY CENTRE ARMSTRONG CREEK EAST PRECINCT Newland Developers is developing the Armstrong Creek East Precinct – a significant portion of the planned 60,000–resident new growth area of Geelong. For those you who know the Surf Coast Highway (Torquay Road) between Geelong and Torquay, Armstrong Creek crosses that Highway just south of the old Geelong… Read more »

REFORMED RESIDENTIAL ZONES IN VICTORIA or TINKERING AND SPIN?

The Victorian Government has released the final details of the ‘reformed residential zones’ which will now go through another round of testing with “Councils and other stakeholders” before being implemented into the Victorian Planning Provisions (VPP) – the overall ‘toolkit’ of planning measures but NOT a planning scheme / control in its own right. It… Read more »

BIKE LANE PLAN FOR WELLINGTON STREET COLLINGWOOD

Yarra City Council endorsed at a Council meeting held on Tuesday 20February a new bike lane plan for Wellington Street in Collingwood  The new ‘Copenhagen style’ bike lane will extend along Wellington Street between Victoria Parade and Johnston Street. The bike lane plan narrowly passed through Council with four votes both for and against the… Read more »