Month: February 2019

pencil towers to dominate melbourne?

Skylines of ‘skinny’ skyscrapers are seen in New York City and Hong Kong but Melbourne is emerging as Australia’s own city of pencil towers. The slenderness of a pencil tower is based on the site’s width in proportion to the building’s height.   The towers are usually comprised of residential apartments. The Sydney City Council is… Read more »

stockland adds to the grove

Collie assisted Stockland in obtaining town planning approval at ‘The Grove’ in Tarneit for the subdivision of land known as ‘The Grove South-West’.  The Grove South-West will be the newest addition to The Grove estate which once completed, is expected to contain approximately 2,500 dwellings. The subdivision (layout below) comprises over 720 lots with a… Read more »

townhouses approved for reservoir

Collie recently assisted a client in obtaining a planning permit through consent orders for the construction of three double storey dwellings in Jenkin Street, Reservoir. Following refusal of the original planning permit application by Darebin City Council, Collie was appointed to provide town planning advice with the aim of resolving the matter without the need… Read more »

solar energy facilities draft guidelines

The Victorian State Government has released draft Guidelines for the assessment of large-scale solar energy facilities in Victoria.   The following aspects of the draft Guidelines are of particular interest. Land use planning A proponent is encouraged to consider initially multiple sites within a region in order to assist with establishing the most suitable site. Agricultural… Read more »