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!

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 »