Month: March 2019

there are tunnels and then there are tunnels

In Australia, transport tunnel projects are still newsworthy especially where they have a wider purpose. In Norway things are a bit different with rail and road tunnels being commonplace but nevertheless, often engineering marvels – but in fjord / mountain country, you deal with the conditions. For example, if you leave Bergen on the west… Read more »

planning advice in new south wales

Collie has assisted two clients with planning advice on projects in New South Wales. The first project was a residential development in Exeter, south of Sydney in the Southern Highlands.  The project involved a development application that resulted subsequently in an approval. The second project involved planning advice to a national client on a potential… Read more »

bushfire requirement confusion

Readers of the Collie newsfeed will note that in December 2017 the Victorian State Government gazetted a change to the Victorian Planning Provisions which introduced Amendment VC140, which updated the Planning Policy Frameworks to provide a greater focus on bushfire risk-based planning. At the time of Amendment VC140, it was acknowledged that all levels of… Read more »

Retirement Living Outlook

A Property Council of Australia breakfast on Retirement Living was held this week as part its ‘Outlook’ series. The event started with a presentation from media personality Red Symons which helped the crowd get going with the early start. David Frost from Cottee Parker Architects was then presented on an integrated Aged Care and Retirement… Read more »