Month: May 2015

NEW PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT REGULATIONS

NEW PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT REGULATIONS Last week the State Government announced the release of the Planning and Environment Regulations 2015.  The new regulations, made by the Governor in Council, came into operation on 16 May 2015. The review of the regulations was required by a sunset clause in the previous regulations which were made in… Read more »

NEW RESIDENTIAL ZONES FOR MORELAND CITY COUNCIL

The new residential zones were recently introduced (through Planning Scheme Amendment C153) into the Moreland Planning Scheme with the following providing a breakdown of the application of the new zones. Neighbourhood Residential Zone (NRZ) – 66 per cent of residentially zoned land has been located in the NRZ.  The NRZ is the most restrictive zone… Read more »

HIGHLANDS – PROPERTY COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA 2015 AWARD FOR BEST MASTER PLANNED COMMUNITY

Collie would like to congratulate Stockland on receiving the Property Council of Australia 2015 award for the best master planned community for its development ‘Highlands’ in Craigieburn, Victoria. The award is based on the following nine categories. Economic and financial factors. Project vision and innovation. Corporate social responsibility. Quality of design and finish. Adaptability. Facilities… Read more »

ICONIC APARTMENT BUILDING AND CENTRAL PARK APPROVED IN DOCKLANDS

Collie congratulates MAB Corporation Pty Ltd on obtaining a planning permit for a new apartment building and urban park in the New Quay Central precinct of Docklands. Located between Docklands Drive and New Quay Promenade, the seventeen-storey building features a range of one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments targeted towards the owner-occupier market.  Two penthouses,… Read more »

NEW PSP IN ARMSTRONG CREEK

Collie is pleased to have been appointed to prepare a new precinct structure plan (PSP) for an extension to the growth area in Armstrong Creek. The planning scheme amendment will seek to amend the Armstrong Creek Urban Growth Plan by including an addition to the growth area and incorporating a new PSP.  The site adjoins… Read more »

GOOD DESIGN IN MARIBYRNONG

In October last year, Maribyrnong City Council released the Good Design Standard (GDS).  The GDS is a series of ten questions that are intended as a test on development proposals to improve the quality of housing in Maribyrnong.  The questions come under three categories: contributes to the context; creates a place and creates a home. … Read more »

NEW COLLIE TOWN PLANNER JACK MOLONEY

Collie would like to welcome Jack Moloney to the team.  Jack recently completed his Masters of Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne.  Prior to his Masters, Jack completed a Bachelor of Environments, also at the University of Melbourne. As part of his Masters coursework, Jack completed a thesis which examined how two major downtown… Read more »