Month: April 2016

VICTORIAN STATE BUDGET – A FOCUS ON TRANSPORT

The 2016-2017 Victorian State Budget ‘Getting it Done’ was handed down by the Treasurer on Wednesday 27 April 2016.  Several announcements for public transport and road infrastructure have formed a so called centrepiece of the Victorian Budget totalling more than $10 billion in funding. One of the more predominant announcements, promises a Victorian Government commitment… Read more »

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, 101 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE

Collie congratulates Van Cleef & Arpels on obtaining a planning permit for its new store in Collins Street, Melbourne.  The store is within the Collins East Precinct which is known as the ‘Paris’ end of Collins Street with a strong presence of luxury international and Australian retail brands. The store occupies one of the ground… Read more »

NEW CARTIER STORE IN COLLINS STREET

Collie congratulates Cartier on obtaining a planning permit for its new store in Collins Street, Melbourne.  Located almost opposite its previous store, the new store on the north side of Collins Street is substantially larger allowing for the display of greater range of products.  The new store is still within the Collins East precinct which… Read more »

TAILORED PANTS

Following on from our article last week regarding the refusal of a 47-storey interconnected twin-tower proposal at 447 Collins Street by the Minister for Planning (the Minister), we heard on Tuesday morning that after negotiations with developer Cbus Property, the Minister has approved a slightly shorter ‘Pantscraper’ tower.  The approved development is six storeys lower… Read more »

NEW MEDICAL CENTRE IN HIGHLANDS

Collie has provided the town planning services in the application and issue of a planning permit for a large medical centre in Highlands, Craigieburn.  The medical centre is located on the corner of Aitken Boulevard and Central Park Avenue, in close proximity to the Craigieburn town centre and the Hume Global Learning Centre. The planning… Read more »

RESIDENTIAL ZONES SUBMISSION

The Victorian State Government is moving forward with its election promise of conducting an independent review of the reformed residential zones, The ‘Managing Residential Development Advisory Committee‘ has been appointed to report on the application of the zones.  Submissions in response to the Residential State of Play Reports closed in March 2016, with the Advisory… Read more »

COLLIE HAS MOVED TO COLLINS STREET

As many of you would be aware, Collie recently moved office and is now located in the heart of the Melbourne central business district at Level 16, 356 Collins Street. The move went relatively smoothly despite a few minor hiccups, and we have now settled in and are very pleased with our new space.  The… Read more »

DROPPED THE DAKS

The decision of the Minister for Planning to refuse a proposal for a ‘twin-tower’ development at 447 Collins Street, Melbourne (previously known as the National Mutual building with its large open plaza along its Collins Street frontage between William and Market Streets – south side) has been a topic of debate within the planning /… Read more »