Month: July 2013

LAST STRAW OR OPPORTUNITY – NEVERTHELESS THE HUMAN FACE

A friend of mine has been advised that her property is likely to be acquired for the East West Link. She has had a difficult year, with a lot of change, and her house has been the one constant (and a bit of a refuge) during this time. While my friend is a pragmatist (though… Read more »

CHANGES TO THE PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT ACT 1987

The Planning and Environment Amendment (General) Act 2013 will amend the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (the Act) in two stages.  The first stage of amendments will be effective as of 22 July 2013 with the second stage of amendments to be effective as announced or before October 2013. This article focuses on the relevant… Read more »

AFFORDABLE HOUSING DELIVERED AT COBURG HILL

Collie has worked closely with Satterley Property Group and Moreland Council over the past few months to successfully facilitate the delivery of approximately 34 new ‘lower entry priced dwellings’ at Coburg Hill.  The dwellings are a mixture of two and three bedroom houses and terraces and are part of the Satterley commitment to provide affordable… Read more »

THE MINISTER FOR PLANNING SPEAKS TO UDIA

The Minister for Planning Mathew Guy was the guest speaker at the July UDIA lunch. The Minister used this opportunity to promote the recent implementation of the new zone reforms, in particular, the new Commercial and Residential Zones. With regard to the new Commercial 1 Zone (C1Z), the Minister spoke of freeing up former Business… Read more »