Month: September 2015

TURNBULL PUTS CITIES ON THE AGENDA

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Malcolm Turnbull has ushered in a new and reshuffled cabinet following his appointment as the new Prime Minister of Australia.  One particular position has caught the attention of Collie, with Jamie Briggs being appointed to the new role of the Minister for Cities and the Built Environment.  In his speech announcing the new ministry, Turnbull… Read more »

INTERIM BUILDING CONTROLS FOR MELBOURNE’S CBD

The Victorian State Government recently gazetted a series of changes to the Melbourne Planning Scheme which introduced interim design and development controls for parts of the CBD and Southbank.  These guidelines are aimed at controlling the height, density and appropriateness of high rise buildings in the City as well as addressing wider amenity impacts such… Read more »

RUSKIN STREET TOWN HOMES – HIGHLANDS

Collie recently assisted Stockland in obtaining a town planning permit for the development of ten town homes at Ruskin Street in Highlands, Craigieburn. The Collie role on the project was to provide town planning advice on the development potential of the site before ultimately preparing and managing the planning permit application process to facilitate the… Read more »

NEW TITANIUM MANUFACTURING PLANT IN LAVERTON NORTH

Collie had previously assisted Coogee Energy in obtaining a planning permit for a pilot titanium manufacturing plant in Laverton North.  With the operation of the pilot plant a success, Collie was then involved in a planning permit application for a full scale plant.  A planning permit has recently been issued for the development and use… Read more »

NEW DISPLAY VILLAGE FOR ELEMENTS

Collie recently assisted ID_Land in obtaining a town planning permit for a display village in Dohertys Road, Truganina which will assist in the marketing of ‘Elements’ – a new ID_Land residential land development. The display village, as shown in the plan prepared by Collie (below), will include the following. 23 display homes. A sales and… Read more »

TESS ADDS ANOTHER TATTOO

We welcome back Collie town planner Tessa who has just spent four weeks in Scotland performing in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Tessa was part of the Tattoo Highland Dance Team that comprised 64 dancers from Australia, Canada, USA and Scotland. The Tattoo is an annual event that runs for three weeks in August and… Read more »