Postcard from Germany

Germany as with other parts of Europe, is extremely efficient with its land use with with the prevalence of vineyards, solar and wind farms being examples. What is surprising and also spectacular is that the location of vineyards do not preclude land with steep terrain and vineyards are often located right on the edge of… Read more »

Fly Me To….

Interesting reading in the recently released draft 2018 Masterplan for Melbourne Airport– submissions are being received until 8 October 2018.  This is the strategic document providing a blueprint for the Airport’s development over the next 20 years. Some facts and figures we noted include: Melbourne Airport has been operating in its current location for almost… Read more »

Highlands Approval

Collie recently assisted Stockland in obtaining town planning approval for a number of applications in ‘Highlands’ Craigieburn. The first approval was subdivision plan 11c (SP11c), which is located in the north-east of Highlands and will have a significant frontage to Mt Ridley Road, a major east-west arterial road and one of the main entries to… Read more »

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 »