HERITAGE ISSUES: COLLINS STREET

Collie recently acted on behalf of Sotheby’s as the advocate at a Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) hearing for proposed changes to a heritage façade at 14 – 16 Collins Street, Melbourne.  The proposed works to the façade involved the lowering of the window sills and removal of external aluminium bay windows in order… Read more »

THE GROVE WEST

Collie assisted Stockland in obtaining town planning approval for the subdivision of land known as ‘The Grove West’, in Tarneit.  The Grove West adds to the adjoining Grove East precinct, which is nearing completion. The approved subdivision (layout below) comprises over 780 lots with a mix of conventional and medium densities.  The subdivision will also… Read more »

OH BIKE

Recent press on O Bike really makes you wonder if there is a competition running for the most obscure or outrageous location to leave the bike. Further press suggests the days of O Bike operating in Melbourne are numbered.  That would be sad as the vision is very good but the combination of idiots and… Read more »

NEW SUBDIVISION APPROVAL IN HIGHLANDS

Collie assisted Stockland in obtaining town planning approval at ‘Highlands’ in Craigieburn for the subdivision of land known as ‘Subdivision Plan 20c’ (SP20c).  SP20c will be the newest addition to this extensive and successful Stockland development. The approved subdivision (layout below) comprises over 560 lots with a mix of conventional and medium densities.  SP20c will… Read more »

POSTCARD FROM NORWAY 2

Opera Houses can become iconic buildings in cities world-wide and the one in Oslo, Norway is no exception. Opened in 2008, the Oslo Opera House is the home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet.  The building forms a wedge with its massive roof running down into the harbour. That roof is massive, is covered… Read more »

POSTCARD FROM NORWAY

Norway has a population of something around 5 million and has gained much wealth from its North Sea oil reserves and sales to Europe.  It is also a significant exporter of LNG gas. A perception around Norway is that there is a high number of electric cars. At first this seemed to reflect its environmental… Read more »

LIFE IN THE GREEN LANE

It is interesting to see that the City of Melbourne has commenced works on the ‘Green your Laneway’ project, with a series of planter boxes being constructed recently in Coromandel Place to accommodate a range of plant species.  The project aims to improve the amenity of several laneways across the City by introducing climbers, shrubs,… Read more »

MEDIUM DENSITY ELEMENTS

Collie recently assisted ID Land in obtaining planning approval for the subdivision and development of a medium density residential precinct for their master planned development ‘Elements’ in Truganina. The approved subdivision (layout below) once developed, will comprise of 85 mostly medium density dwellings, a local park and two superlots with the potential for commercial, residential… Read more »

New Development at Truganina

Collie has assisted Stockfield in obtaining town planning approval for the subdivision of land in Palmers Road, Truganina. The approved subdivision (known as the Highbrook Precinct) will comprise 176 dwellings with a mix of conventional and medium densities and a waterway drainage reserve which will also be used as an area of linear open space,… Read more »