Year: 2019

Seasons greetings from all at Collie

The Collie office will be closed for the Christmas and New Year break from midday on Friday 20 December 2019 until Tuesday 7 January 2020. Certain staff may be in the office during this period and if so they can be contacted via email or mobile phone.  If the matter is urgent please email to ensure… Read more »

William Street Restricted

It is interesting to note the recently completed re-construction of Williams Street in central Melbourne. Although we applaud the new protected bike lane and the safer bigger tram stops (with now only one through traffic lane except at intersections), it is an interesting response to ‘congestion’ concerns – does it actually increase congestion or does… Read more »

Eastside Update

Collie recently inspected the progress of the Eastside development, in Highlands, Craigieburn.  As part of our town planning services, Collie assisted Stockland in obtaining a planning permit for the Eastside development, which once completed, will comprise over 200 two storey townhouses.  As part of the development, a number of areas of open space are also… Read more »

Perth Warehousing

Collie has been assisting a client seeking planning approval for development relating to changes to a large warehouse and associated car parking in Western Australia. Collie has been assisting the same client with advice on projects in Queensland and Victoria in the last twelve months.


Collie attended recently a Facility Management Association seminar on the future of aged care.  The seminar was particularly topical in light of the interim findings of the Royal Commission. New Aged Care Quality Standards took effect on 1 July 2019 and were seen by the presenters as long overdue.  We were advised that further changes… Read more »


Collie recently assisted in obtaining a town planning permit for a childcare centre in Melton.  The childcare centre will be located to the northeast of the intersection of High Street and Coburns Road and is expected to serve the surrounding residential area where there is a demand for such a centre. The planning permit allows… Read more »

Due Diligence Pays

Collie assisted a client recently with due diligence planning advice on a potential site in Kunda Park in Queensland. The proposed use seemed consistent with the intended use by the client and negotiations had commend with the vendor but…investigations showed that both the previous use and proposed use were at odds with the planning provisions… Read more »

celine scene on collins

Collie would like to congratulate Celine on the opening of its new store at 109 to 113 Collins Street, Melbourne.  Collie worked closely with the project architects (Arkhe Tekhne) in obtaining a planning permit for advertising signs and alterations to the façade of the building, which is affected by heritage controls. The store is within… Read more »

Parklets or park-less

A number of cafes and the Grand View Hotel in Moreland are participating in the Moreland City Council ‘Parklet’ program.  A ‘Parklet’ is created by removing on-street car parking spaces and essentially widening the footpath for public use such as for outdoor seating and planting – image of the Parklet at the Grand View Hotel… Read more »

Gisborne Growth

Congratulations to ID_FLK Gisborne Land Pty Ltd on the recent approval of the Gisborne area 4B development plan, which will allow for a six hundred plus lot residential development in the Gisborne township area. The development plan provides for a new State primary school, public open space areas and a significant landscaped linear waterway. The… Read more »