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 consult@colliepl.com.au 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 »

Collie in Kalgoorlie

Collie recently assisted a client in providing town planning advice in relation to proposed buildings and works and additional advertising signs to an existing auto parts store in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. This part of Australia in relation to planning advice is new to Collie and we were interested when completing our town planning advice to… Read more »

Parklets Popping Up

Readers of the Collie newsfeed may recall a recent article in which we discussed planning scheme amendment VC193, which introduced a planning permit exemption for venues to serve food and drinks in adjoining outdoor spaces beyond the venue itself, such as on footpaths, car parks and nearby parks. Following this announcement it has been good… Read more »


Collie was engaged by PDS Group and recently assisted in obtaining a town planning permit for a gym located at the Tarneit Gardens Shopping Centre. The gym will be contained within a 450 square metres building, will operate 24 hours, seven days a week and will comprise on-site car and bicycle parking. Collie involvement included… Read more »

Collie Submission to VPA on Draft Precinct Structure Planning Guidelines

A Collie news article last month noted that the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) has prepared new draft guidelines for precinct structure planning in Melbourne Greenfields, with exhibition to the public and a call for submissions recently concluding. Collie lodged a submission for consideration by the VPA, summarising the key points raised in our recent news… Read more »

church expansion approved

Collie was pleased to assist the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with an expansion of its existing (see below) church facility in Wantirna South. The Collie role on the project was to advise on the quickest path for town planning approval and to work closely with the architect by suggesting revisions to the… Read more »

We Are the Navy Blues. . .

Carlton football fans as well as residents of the inner north, will be interested to note that the Victorian Government has gazetted changes to the Melbourne Planning Scheme, to introduce Amendment C377melb.  The changes will facilitate the partial redevelopment of the Carlton Recreation Ground / Ikon Park located in Princes Park, Carlton North. Key to… Read more »

GemLife Woodend Stage 6 Approval

GemLife has obtained town planning approval for the sixth stage of its lifestyle village in Woodend.  The latest addition to the village will comprise nineteen architecturally designed individual living units, a tennis court and pavilion as well as a large parking area for recreation vehicles The Collie role on the project was to provide town… Read more »