Month: May 2014

PLAN MELBOURNE FINALLY RELEASED

After a long wait, the State Government has finally released the metropolitan planning strategy, ‘Plan Melbourne’. Plan Melbourne is a strategic document intended to guide the growth and development of the City until 2050. Following release of the draft version in October last year, Plan Melbourne has been revised with a substantial increase in the… Read more »

OUTDOOR GYMS AND WOODEN TEMPLES

Dotted around urban areas in Thailand are outdoor gyms that are free to the public and at times are so popular, they have people waiting in line. … and while on things Thai, this amazing all teak temple has been under construction since 1980 with completion due in about 2026.  Scale? – it is about… Read more »

VPELA BALL 2014

Some of the Collie staff attended the VPELA dinner last Friday night, the theme this year was silver screen in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of VPELA. It’s always good to catch up with familiar faces at the planning ‘night of nights’.

NEW INFRASTRUCTURE CONTRIBUTIONS PLAN

At long last the new development contributions have been announced!  Now called Infrastructure Contribution Plans the new contributions will apply separate standard levies for growth areas and for identified strategic development areas, which will take effect from 1 July 2015.  Extracted below is information on the rates. A useful link is:  http://www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/planning/theplanningsystem/improving-the-system/development-contributions-reform