DID YOU KNOW…? MELBOURNES FIRST SKYSCRAPER

Melbourne’s first ‘skyscraper’ was the ICI building on Nicholson Street, East Melbourne, now known as the Orica Building. Until 1958, building heights had to be less than 132 feet, as this was the highest fire ladders could reach. From November 1958 to 1961 the ICI building was the tallest building in Australia. It contains 19… Read more »

FORMER AUSTRAL BRICKS SITE, STUD ROAD

Collie has been working on an exciting project to provide around 1,000 dwellings and a local activity centre on the former Austral Bricks quarry and brickworks site on Stud Road, Scoresby. Background Collie has provided planning advice to Mirvac Victoria since it was chosen as the preferred purchaser of the former Austral Bricks quarry and… Read more »

SWANSONG FOR TRAFFIC ON SWANSTON

The Lord Mayor has done a back flip on one of our iconic streets. What has been approved and will it work? The redevelopment of Swanston Street, officially endorsed by City of Melbourne (Council) on Tuesday 2 February 2010, is due to get underway in July 2010 with a new platform tram stop installed between… Read more »

ACT II – MORE OR LESS RED TAPE

The State government is proposing the biggest shake up of the Planning and Environment Act since its introduction in 1987. What’s it all about? How might it impact on you? Is it a case of more red tape? Planning and Environment Amendment (General) Bill 2009 The Minister for Planning recently released a draft version of… Read more »

MS 24-HOUR MEGASWIM 2010

For the seventh year running (or swimming actually), the ‘Collie Dugongs’ will participate in the MS 24-Hour MegaSwim on 26 / 27 February. Our team of fifteen swimmers has been ‘training’ for months. They are committed and inspired to swim further and raise more money for a good cause than in previous years. The event… Read more »

DID YOU KNOW?

No part of Australia is more than 1,000 kilometres from the ocean and a beach (The point in the world that is the furthest from any ocean is in China.)

CHRISTMAS QUIZ ANSWERS

Did you manage to find all 7 differences from the last edition? Here are the answers in case you need a helping hand.

DAVIS PARK MOOROOKYLE

Landscape construction work has commenced at Davis Park, in Moorookyle, Tarneit, which is a local neighbourhood park incorporating a number of elements of historical interest while responding to recreational needs, drainage requirements and environmental sustainable re-vegetation goals. Historical Background and Approvals A favourable assessment of the Werribee Plains (to the west of Melbourne) in 1824… Read more »

EPPING MEDICAL AND SPECIALIST CENTRE

Collie was pleased to see the opening of the medical centre at 300 Cooper Street Epping. Collie provided planning and landscape architecture services for the medical and specialist centre at 300 Cooper Street, Epping. The proposed development on the vacant site included a medical centre (accommodating 90 medical practitioners) within a three-storey building as well… Read more »

CHRISTMAS QUIZ

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE There are 7 differences in the two pictures below. See how long it takes you to find them all!