New Supermarket-based Neighbourhood Activity Centre

Collie is pleased to have assisted the client recently with town planning investigations as part of its due diligence relating to the possible purchase of land earmarked for a supermarket-based neighbourhood activity centre, in the northern growth corridor of Melbourne. As part of its role, Collie provided detailed town planning advice on the planning scheme… Read more »

Get on your Bike

Due to COVID-19, the City of Melbourne has been investigating ways to maintain social distancing restrictions for pedestrians, joggers and Cyclists within the Municipality.  This comes as the number of Cyclists across the City have increased significantly since the onset of COVID-19. To address this, the City of Melbourne has proposed the removal of some… Read more »

Balenciaga on Collins

Collie was engaged to assist Balenciaga in obtaining a planning permit for a new store at 181 to 187 Collins Street, Melbourne.  Collie worked closely with the project architects (Arkhe Tekhne) to lodge a planning permit application for alterations to the façade to the building and advertising signs.  The building is affected by heritage controls… Read more »

New Development in Gisborne

Readers of the Collie newsfeed may recall the assistance we provided to ID_FLK Gisborne Land Pty Ltd on the approval of the Gisborne Area 4B Development Plan (G4BDP). Collie appreciates the opportunity to provide continuing assistance on the project with town planning approval being obtained recently for the subdivision of land in the G4BDP area…. Read more »

New Land in Melbourne North Growth Corridor

Collie is pleased to have assisted the client recently with town planning investigations as part of its due diligence for the acquisition of land located within a new Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) area in the northern growth corridor of Melbourne. As part of our role, we provided detailed town planning advice including on the key… Read more »

BENT STREET LANDSCAPE

Collie landscape recently assisted the client in obtaining approval for the development of a four-storey apartment building in Bent Street, Bentleigh. At the town planning permit application stage, Collie prepared the landscape concept plan identifying the landscaped areas and showing indicative landscape treatments and plantings for the ground level spaces around the building, the balcony… Read more »

Growth Areas and the Removal of the BPA

Commonly, new residential masterplanned communities have an interface with vacant land in the form of uncontrolled grassland. In these instances, a bush fire prone area (BPA) is typically applied to the vacant land as well as to parts of the masterplanned community that remain exposed to bushfire risk. Dwellings, as well as development associated with… Read more »

Brunswick East Townhouses Update

A while ago Collie assisted the client in obtaining town planning approval for three townhouses in Donald Street. The townhouses, designed by Splinter Society Architects, have now commenced construction and here are some render images…  

Geelong goes green…for a while

Readers of the Collie newsfeed will note our recent article (Elizabeth Street Revamp) in which the City of Melbourne has approved a plan to transform a section of Elizabeth Street to remove a trafficable lane in order to increase pedestrian space and amenity.  This development appears to be in contrast to what is proposed in… Read more »

Money does grow on trees

The Victorian Government recently approved the Melbourne Strategic Assessment Environment Mitigation Levy Act 2020, which replaces the former Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Habitat Compensation Obligation fee system. The new levy will result in an increase in the fees payable for the removal of relevant native habitats within Melbourne’s growth areas.  The following provides a summary of… Read more »