Eastside Update

Collie recently inspected the progress of the Eastside development, in Highlands, Craigieburn.  As part of our town planning services, Collie assisted Stockland in obtaining a planning permit for the Eastside development, which once completed, will comprise over 200 two storey townhouses.  As part of the development, a number of areas of open space are also… Read more »

Perth Warehousing

Collie has been assisting a client seeking planning approval for development relating to changes to a large warehouse and associated car parking in Western Australia. Collie has been assisting the same client with advice on projects in Queensland and Victoria in the last twelve months.

A NEW LOOK FOR AGED CARE

Collie attended recently a Facility Management Association seminar on the future of aged care.  The seminar was particularly topical in light of the interim findings of the Royal Commission. New Aged Care Quality Standards took effect on 1 July 2019 and were seen by the presenters as long overdue.  We were advised that further changes… Read more »

NEW CHILDCARE CENTRE IN MELTON

Collie recently assisted in obtaining a town planning permit for a childcare centre in Melton.  The childcare centre will be located to the northeast of the intersection of High Street and Coburns Road and is expected to serve the surrounding residential area where there is a demand for such a centre. The planning permit allows… Read more »

Due Diligence Pays

Collie assisted a client recently with due diligence planning advice on a potential site in Kunda Park in Queensland. The proposed use seemed consistent with the intended use by the client and negotiations had commend with the vender but…investigations showed that both the previous use and proposed use were at odds with the planning provisions… Read more »

celine scene on collins

Collie would like to congratulate Celine on the opening of its new store at 109 to 113 Collins Street, Melbourne.  Collie worked closely with the project architects (Arkhe Tekhne) in obtaining a planning permit for advertising signs and alterations to the façade of the building, which is affected by heritage controls. The store is within… Read more »

Parklets or park-less

A number of cafes and the Grand View Hotel in Moreland are participating in the Moreland City Council ‘Parklet’ program.  A ‘Parklet’ is created by removing on-street car parking spaces and essentially widening the footpath for public use such as for outdoor seating and planting – image of the Parklet at the Grand View Hotel… Read more »

Gisborne Growth

Congratulations to ID_FLK Gisborne Land Pty Ltd on the recent approval of the Gisborne area 4B development plan, which will allow for a six hundred plus lot residential development in the Gisborne township area. The development plan provides for a new State primary school, public open space areas and a significant landscaped linear waterway. The… Read more »

back to basics: twenty minute neighbourhoods

  A Planning Institute of Australia event this week focused on the initial work by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to include more prescriptive policies in Victorian Planning Provisions to guide the development and redevelopment of ‘twenty minute’ walkable neighbourhoods. A twenty minute neighbourhood is defined by a commercial neighbourhood centre… Read more »

New Data Centre for Canberra

Collie recently assisted Equinix in obtaining a Development Approval for a two-storey data centre in Mitchell, a suburb of Canberra in the ACT. The new data centre will be co-located with an existing data facility and provides an additional 6,000 square metres of floor area predominately for data storage purposes.  Furthermore, the co-location allows existing… Read more »