Little streets a Little Confusing

As Melbourne CBD workers gradually commence their return to the office, many (including those at Collie) have been interested to note the changes to the CBD that have occurred over the past 12 months. One such change is the transformation of various ‘little streets’ across the CBD (Flinders Lane, Little Collins Street, Little Bourke Street… Read more »

Eighteen townhouses approved

Collie recently assisted Madok Group in obtaining town planning approval for the development of eighteen townhouses in Tarneit Road, Hoppers Crossing. Collie worked closely with the project team in advising on the built form requirements in order to develop a proposal that would be supported by Wyndham City Council. After attending a pre-application meeting, Collie… Read more »

Benefits of Approved Building Envelopes in Growth Area Estates

Despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, strong interest continues to be shown in the Melbourne housing market, especially in the various growth corridors across the City. Collie continues to assist a number of clients through a range of planning services in the development of their master planned estates.  One such service provided is the… Read more »

When is demolition of a heritage dwelling appropriate?

Moreland City Council has refused recently a planning permit application to demolish a dilapidated Edwardian dwelling within a heritage overlay in the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne.  In this case, the application was refused despite the Council planning officer recommending that a planning permit be issued on the basis that its replacement with two townhouses… Read more »

Lifestyle Villages Due Diligence

Collie has assisted recently our client in reviewing development sites for the purpose of a lifestyle village and providing detailed town planning advice on the potential of these sites for development. Due to the substantial clubhouse facilities that are often required for as part of the village as well as the number of independent living… Read more »

Planning ‘controls’ and Melbourne Airport

Every five years, the Melbourne Airport masterplan is reviewed and, if necessary, revised to protect the operation of the airport as well as safeguard plans for its future expansion however, with the exception of the Schedules 1 (MAEO1) and 2 (MAEO2) to the Melbourne Airport Environs Overlay, a majority of the planning ‘controls’ and issues… Read more »

Port Melbourne Dwelling Approval

Collie recently assisted the client in obtaining town planning approval for the development of a dwelling in Station Street, Port Melbourne. Although only a small project, a number of key points made the process more complex than would normally be the case.    Advising on the heritage controls over the site specifically, in terms of… Read more »

Happy New Year from all at Collie

Let’s hope that 2021 is a much better year than 2020! Collie have returned to work after our Christmas and New Year break. We wish you all the best for the upcoming year.

Seasons Greetings from all at Collie

The Collie office will be closed for the Christmas and New Year break from midday on Wednesday 23 December 2020 until Tuesday 5 January 2021. 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 »

Cutting the Red Tape in time for Christmas

Planning scheme amendment VC180 (Amdt VC180) was approved recently and implements permanent planning controls for the development of non-government schools, to fast track the assessment process. The key changes made by Amdt VC180 are to exempt from public notice a planning permit application for the development of a non-government school and to make the Minister… Read more »