PLANNING SCHEME AMENDMENTS

Frustrated with the rezoning process? So are we! The time is ripe for radical changes to the planning scheme amendment (PSA) process. The State government has announced a review of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 – including the provisions regarding amendments to planning schemes. So what changes to the system might make a difference?… Read more »

SORELL TOWNSHIP URBAN MASTERPLAN

Sorell Township, in the picturesque area outside Hobart Tasmania at the intersection of the key Tasman and Arthur Highways, has been masterplanned recently by Collie… Sorell Council recognized its key Township of Sorrell was experiencing significant growth that was affecting existing operational systems. Future growth required some important decisions about the Township structure and a… Read more »

POPULATION GROWTH

Does unprecedented population growth equal unprecedented opportunity? As most people would have heard, Melbourne is experiencing population growth never seen before in Australia (over 200 people a day / around 1,500 people a week / around 75,000 people a year).  Given that this population growth is largely being driven by overseas students and migrants with… Read more »

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 »