Month: September 2018

urbanisation and melbourne

Last Thursday Collie staff members attended a UDIA event on urbanisation and the future development trends in Melbourne.  Three guest speakers shared their thoughts on some of the challenges facing development in light of the unprecedented population growth Melbourne is experiencing.  They offered some possible solutions to address these challenges. All presenters agreed that more… Read more »

city square gone; train is coming

If you’ve been in the city recently you will have noticed that the City Square exists no longer.  In its place is a huge pit where major works are taking place for the new Metro Tunnel and the Town Hall Station which will have direct connections to Flinders Street Station. You can view the construction… Read more »

new planning controls

Macedon Ranges Statement of Planning Policy  Victoria’s most iconic natural areas will now have potential for greater recognition and development control, following the passage of the Distinctive Areas and Landscape Bill 2017. One of the first such areas to be the subject of the new Statements of Planning Policy (SPP), will be the Macedon Ranges…. Read more »

CEFC joins Mirvac to launch build-to-rent

You may have seen in the press recently that Mirvac has launched its ‘build-to-rent’ residential club by securing the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) as its first investor. ‘Indigo’ will be located at Mirvac’s Pavilions project at Sydney Olympic Park. Build-to-rent is similar to the multi-family housing concept that is popular in the US and… Read more »