Month: October 2014

EPHEMERAL HORTICULTURE: MELBOURNE FESTIVAL INSTALLATION – ‘GRASSLANDS’

On display as part of the Melbourne Festival [and extending until 23 November 2014] is an exhibition referencing key vegetative elements of a landscape [in particular the grasses and low growing shrubs] which would have existed before 1830 in the area around the State Library of Victoria [which is located on the corner of Swanston… Read more »

TRANSFORMING HOUSING

The future planning and provision of affordable housing is an important challenge for Melbourne. Last week Aran Barker (Project Director at Collie) participated in an industry workshop on ‘affordable housing’.  The workshop was part of ‘Transforming Housing’ – a research and action project which is working to create industry partnerships to help expand the amount… Read more »

NEW BOUNDARY DISTRIBUTION

Collie has recently assisted Goodman Property Services (Goodman) in obtaining a planning permit to allow for the expansion of its distribution centre in Boundary Road, Laverton North. The planning permit will allow for the use and development of three large warehouses providing a total of 24,672 square metres of warehouse floor area including ancillary office… Read more »

NEW VITALITY FOR DOCKLANDS

Collie recently assisted Mirvac in obtaining planning permits for the development of terraces homes and the construction of a residential and mixed use tower, in the Bolte Precinct of Docklands.  The precinct is known as Wharf’s Edge and forms a part of the Mirvac master planned development at Yarra’s Edge.Terrace Homes The terrace development will… Read more »

MORE ADVENTURE IN GEELONG

Amendment C288 to the Greater Geelong Planning Scheme was gazetted on 16 October 2014.  This amendment rezones the 72.4-hectare Adventure Park Geelong site from Farming Zone to Comprehensive Development Zone with an accompanying site specific schedule and an incorporated comprehensive development plan. The rezoning of the site better reflects the existing use of the land… Read more »

SOPHIE RUNS

Well done to Sophie Russo from Collie on completing the Melbourne Marathon last Sunday.  Sophie completed the 42 kilometre course in three hours and thirty three minutes. The Melbourne Marathon Festival saw 30,000 people participate over 4 different events, 5, 10, 21 and 42 kilometre runs, which took competitors past some of the most famous… Read more »

POP-UP PARKS

Pop-up-parks have become increasingly common in Melbourne over recent years.  Councils and various community groups have opened pop-up-parks in car parks, suburban streets and on undeveloped land. A pop-up-park opened in Dandenong in 2011 and is still being used as a public space today.  The temporary park is located opposite the railway station on Foster… Read more »