Month: July 2015

GOOD LUCK TESS

We wish Collie Town Planner Tessa Bond the best of luck, as she travels to Edinburgh, Scotland, to perform in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (REMT).   The REMT is an annual event held on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle in Scotland.   This year the event will run from 7-29 August with a total of 21… Read more »

UDIA FORUM – APARTMENT DESIGN AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Guidelines and standards for apartment design are being debated rigorously in the planning industry with the release in May by the State Government of the Better Apartments discussion paper.  A panel of four industry experts engaged in a lively debate at a UDIA forum last week. Christine Wyatt, Deputy Secretary of DELWP, introduced the topic… Read more »

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS UPDATE

In a coll-e-bulletin article earlier this year, we raised a number of questions in relation to how the new Labor State Government would address changes introduced by the former Coalition Government and how pre-election promises would be implemented. As we head into the second half of the year, the answers to some of these questions… Read more »

NEW GISBORNE DEVELOPMENT

Collie was pleased to assist in obtaining recently two planning permits that will allow for the construction of nineteen dwellings comprising nine ‘warehouses’ and ten cottages in Hurst Drive, New Gisborne.  The area has been earmarked for development since the approval of the New Gisborne Development Plan in August 2012. The issue of these planning… Read more »

NEW HOUSING IN DIAMOND CREEK

Collie is working on a number of planning permit applications for developments in the Diamond Creek Northern Growth Area.  Diamond Creek is located approximately 30 kilometres northeast of the Melbourne central business district in the Shire of Nillumbik. The area, which was previously grazing land and bushland, has been identified for residential development under the… Read more »

SPEEDY TRAM WORKS

It is interesting to note that St Kilda Road forms one of the busiest tram lines in the world.  Between Saturday 4 July and Wednesday 8 July the tram tracks between The Domain in South Melbourne and Southbank Boulevard on the edge of the city, were fully removed and replaced with two new super stops… Read more »

CASCADE TERRACE IN HIGHLANDS – STAGE 1 TOWN HOMES COMPLETE

Back in February 2014 we mentioned that Collie assisted Stockland in obtaining planning approval for 71 town homes at Cascade Terrace in Highlands, Craigieburn see earlier article here. It is pleasing to see that Stage 1 comprising 22 Town Homes has now been completed.