ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE

The Federal Government Stimulus Package has certainly had a positive effect on Collie through the Building Education Revolution and Social Housing Initiatives notwithstanding, the other indirect effects. It seems that the stimulus package has generated work throughout the construction industry including a number of projects that will benefit local communities into the future.

COLLIE NEWS AND CONNECTIONS

Collie staff attended the recent Australian Landscape Conference 2009 which comprised two days of presentations and discussion on designing liveable landscapes. Highlights included the presentations on green roof design, mains water neutral design solutions and the kitchen garden schools program. Collie staff attended the recent VPELA Conference 2009: People Changing Places. The Conference was held… Read more »

DID YOU KNOW?

 Melbourne’s oldest hotel is reputedly the Duke of Wellington Hotel (corner Flinders and Russell Streets) built in 1850 and licensed in 1853.

MOONEE PONDS CENTRAL OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Collie was closely involved in the planning and development of the new ‘Moonee Ponds Central’ shopping centre which opened recently. The centre consists of approximately 10,000 square metres of retail floor space (including a K-Mart), approximately 2,300 square metres of office floor area and around 530 car spaces. It includes the provision of a new… Read more »

CONSIDERING NATURE STRIPS

nature strip n. (plural nature strips) (Australian) An area of grass beside a roadway, possibly with a few trees or shrubs, lying in between the footpath and the roadway proper. On a public road this is public land but by custom is mowed etc by the owners of adjacent private property. To the untrained eye,… Read more »

DID YOU KNOW? A GROWING POPULATION

By the end of 2009 the population of Melbourne is expected to have passed 4 million people.  When the first census was conducted in 1836 the population was just 177!