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Landscape Handover

Collie has recently completed the handover to Wyndham City Council of the landscape works for the  penultimate stages of Highgrange in Truganina.  This actually completes the majority of the landscape works for Highgrange. Congratulations to Truganina Gateway Pty Ltd on the completion of these works.    

Infrastructure Contribution Plan Change: Land in Lieu

Infrastructure Contribution Plan Change: Land in Lieu Last Wednesday, one of our town planners attended an UDIA industry insights forum on the Infrastructure Contribution Plan (ICP) changes that came into effect on 2 July 2018.  Presenters were from DELWP and the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA). The ICP system, which applies generally to metropolitan greenfield growth… Read more »

Is this Guy Serious?

With the State election in November fast approaching, we at Collie were interested to hear the latest comments from State opposition leader and former Minister for Planning Matthew Guy in relation to proposed changes to Victoria’s residential zones. The proposed changes announced by the opposition leader, which are subject to the Coalition winning government in… Read more »

Subdivision Approved

Subdivision Approved Collie recently assisted a client in obtaining town planning approval for an eight lot subdivision in Oakbank Boulevard, Whittlesea. Before lodging the application, Collie assisted the client in negotiating with the City of Whittlesea in relation to an existing Section 173 Agreement affecting the land,  which required it to be developed as a… Read more »

ID Land adds to Elements

Collie recently assisted ID Land in obtaining town planning approval for the subdivision of land, which will be the latest addition to the ID Land master planned development ‘Elements’ in Truganina. The approved subdivision once developed, will comprise over 300 dwellings with a mix of conventional and medium densities and two waterway reserves.  The subdivision… Read more »

NEW CHILDCARE CENTRE IN HIGHLANDS

NEW CHILDCARE CENTRE IN HIGHLANDS Collie has recently assisted Stockland in obtaining a town planning permit for a childcare centre in Highlands, Craigieburn.  The childcare centre will be located to the northwest of the intersection of Marathon Boulevard and Highlander Drive and is expected to serve the growing number of families moving into the new… Read more »

NEW DISPLAY VILLAGE FOR ELEMENTS

Collie recently assisted ID Land in obtaining a town planning permit for a display village in Dohertys Road, Truganina which will assist in the continued marketing of its Elements residential land development. The display village will include the following. Display homes. A sales and information centre including a playground and car park. Signs to allow… Read more »

NATIVE VEGETATION TWEAKS

Earlier in the week, one of our Collie staff attended a VEPLA seminar on the recent native vegetation reforms to the Victorian Planning Provisions under Amendment VC138.  A number of speakers presented on the topic including from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Bass Coast Shire Council (Council) and a range of… Read more »

AMENDMENT VC142: SOME MORE SMART PLANNING

The Victorian State Government recently gazetted changes to the Victorian Planning Provisions, which were introduced through Amendment VC142. The Amendment VC142 changes were identified as part of the Smart Planning Rules and Policy Program, which saw consultation feedback provided by relevant Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal decisions, Planning Panels Victoria recommendations, government inquiries, industry reviews,… Read more »

PLANNING SCHEME CHANGES TO NATIVE VEGETATION PROTECTION AND BUSHFIRE PLANNING

The Victorian State Government recently gazetted two changes to the Victorian Planning Provisions, which introduced Amendment VC138 and Amendment VC140. VC 138 Native Vegetation Protection Amendment VC138 implements reforms relating to the Victorian Government review of the planning provisions for native vegetation removal, with the changes said to be designed to strengthen biodiversity considerations. The… Read more »