ARSENAL

Arsenal Football Club in London has one of the newest and most impressive football stadiums in the world.  Arsenal Football Club (Arsenal) is one of the largest and most successful football (soccer) clubs in England.  At the start of the 2006 / 07 season, Arsenal relocated from its long time home ground of ‘Highbury’ in… Read more »

MS 24 HOUR MEGASWIM

Once again the Collie Dugongs will be participating in the MS Australia 24 Hour Megaswim.  As part of fund raising events this year, we will be hosting a Bunnings BBQ at Port Melbourne so come down and show your support.  The Megaswim will be held on the Friday and Saturday, 26 / 27 February 2010… Read more »

MOVEMBER

Collie staff are also raising money to help with awareness of and funds for men’s health by participating in Movember. Click here to find out more and see their efforts so far! Collie staff are eagerly competing in the Movember challenge to help raise awareness and funds for men’s health – specifically prostate cancer and… Read more »

QUIZ

What percentage of plant life on earth is found in the ocean?

DID YOU KNOW?

Melbourne, Australia is in the same time zone as Vladivostok, Russia. A lot of water lies between the two with only part of PNG and a number of Pacific islands breaking-up that water link.

10 / 30 RIGHT – HELPING MAKE VICTORIA FIRE-READY

…so proclaimed the media release from the Minister for Environment and Climate Change announcing the inclusion of Interim Measures for Bushfire Protection in the Victoria Planning Provisions (specified municipalities) until 31 August 2010. Developed with the expectation that the bushfire conditions in summer 2009 / 2010 will be worse than those in summer 2008 /… Read more »

COWRA LAND USE STRATEGY

Cowra Shire is in the Lachlan Valley in central west New South Wales, approximately 300 kilometres west of Sydney. The Shire covers approximately 2,800 square kilometres, with a growing population in excess of 13,000 people. The major urban centre is Cowra Township. The Shire forms an integral part of the wider agricultural and industrial region… Read more »

ACTIVITY CENTRES

The Minister for Planning has recently: approved boundaries for five ‘market-ready’ activity centres; approved criteria to be used to set the boundaries for other activity centres; introduced a new Activity centre zone (ACZ) into the Victorian Planning Provisions (VPP); applied the ACZ to the Doncaster Hill Principal Activity Centre, including the introduction of Schedule 1… Read more »

ROOF TOP GARDENS

During a recent overseas trip Collie staff members were able to visit the new Highline Park in West Manhattan, New York. It was interesting to see the comparisons with the Paris La Promenade Plantee (also known as Coulee Verte) which has been open for several years. Visit New York Highline website and the official Paris… Read more »

RECENT RAINFALL

The recent rainfall in Melbourne has exceeded the average for September.  It is now more important than ever to drought proof our gardens and landscapes to lock in the recent soil moisture from the spring rains.  This can be done through applying mulch to garden beds (minimum of 75mm depth) and the inclusion of water… Read more »