Month: April 2014

AUTUMN ATTRACTION: ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS CRANBOURNE

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Autumn is a great time to appreciate the beauty and diversity of the many different types of trees and plants that we have here in Victoria.  And a great place to experience it all up-close is at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne.  If you haven’t been (or haven’t been recently) it’s well worth the… Read more »

FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES

Driving along discussing the colour green, babe points out a green sign on the roof of a taxi and asks what it says.  Something along the lines of “More trains, trams, buses and extra services . . . . Moving Victoria“.  Babe responds “but what about cars?”  Babe cutting though the spin, age (nearly) four!

AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN BOX HILL

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Collie has recently worked on a number of residential projects in the Box Hill Central Activities Area.  Recently, a town planning permit was granted by the City of Whitehorse for the development of a seven storey apartment building comprising 40 apartments and basement car parking at 19 Irving Avenue. Collie was engaged by Ethan Property… Read more »

H&M RE-FASHIONS MELBOURNE GPO

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Popular Swedish clothing company H&M last week celebrated the launch of its first Australian store in the iconic Melbourne General Post Office (GPO) building. Collie provided town planning services to H&M and managed the submission of a planning permit application to the City of Melbourne to facilitate the occupation of the retail sections of the… Read more »

NEW MASTERS IN SHEPPARTON

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Collie was pleased to have provided town planning services in a planning permit application granted earlier this week for a new Masters Home Improvement store in Shepparton. The new Masters store will be located on the corner of Florence Street and Midland Highway opposite the Shepparton Marketplace, to the east of the Shepparton town centre…. Read more »

DRAFT PLANNING POLICY FRAMEWORK OR DON’T ROCK THE BOAT AND PROTECT THE STATUS QUO?

A draft of the revised State Planning Policy Framework (SPPF) now referred to as the Planning Policy Framework (PPF), has been prepared by an advisory committee. Proposed Changes In order to make planning policy easier to navigate, the draft PPF removes regional policies from metropolitan planning schemes and vice-versa, as well as removing policies that… Read more »