Month: November 2018

wynne win for planning

Collie would like to congratulate Richard Wynne, who after re-election in the recent Victorian State election, was announced today as retaining his cabinet position as the Minister for Planning. In addition to retaining his position as the Minster for Planning, he has also taken on the additional cabinet roles as Minster for Housing and Minister… Read more »

cartier christmas

In a minor but unusual one, Collie recently assisted Cartier with town planning advice in relation to proposed temporary Christmas decorations on the façade of their Collins Street store.  Collie investigated whether the temporary decorations required a planning permit, which proved to be more complex than one might think. As you can see from the… Read more »

eastside extension

Collie recently assisted Stockland in obtaining planning approval for 35 double-storey townhouses in Highlands, Craigieburn.  The development which is located to the west of Aitken Boulevard is effectively an extension to ‘Eastside’, a 198-dwelling development which is under construction and directly adjoins the 35 townhouses to the north. The townhouses will be well serviced with… Read more »

an apple a day…

The building of a global Apple flagship store in Federation Square has been shrouded in secrecy and controversy. There has been a public backlash about using a public space for a retail outlet. The design of the building has also come under scrutiny.  The original design was dubbed by a source a ‘Pizza Hut pagoda’. … Read more »

Old and Inappropriate Subdivision

Collie recently acted on behalf of five landowners in an ‘old and inappropriate’ subdivision’ in the west of Melbourne.  The advice centred around a review of lot ownership, areas and entitlements, in order to recommend a rationalisation of lots into less and more logical parcels. The purpose of the rationalisation was to enable nearly 100… Read more »