Collie assisted Stockland in obtaining town planning approval at ‘Highlands’ in Craigieburn for the subdivision of land known as ‘Subdivision Plan 20c’ (SP20c).  SP20c will be the newest addition to this extensive and successful Stockland development. The approved subdivision (layout below) comprises over 560 lots with a mix of conventional and medium densities.  SP20c will… Read more »


Opera Houses can become iconic buildings in cities world-wide and the one in Oslo, Norway is no exception. Opened in 2008, the Oslo Opera House is the home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet.  The building forms a wedge with its massive roof running down into the harbour. That roof is massive, is covered… Read more »


Norway has a population of something around 5 million and has gained much wealth from its North Sea oil reserves and sales to Europe.  It is also a significant exporter of LNG gas. A perception around Norway is that there is a high number of electric cars. At first this seemed to reflect its environmental… Read more »


It is interesting to see that the City of Melbourne has commenced works on the ‘Green your Laneway’ project, with a series of planter boxes being constructed recently in Coromandel Place to accommodate a range of plant species.  The project aims to improve the amenity of several laneways across the City by introducing climbers, shrubs,… Read more »


Collie recently assisted ID Land in obtaining planning approval for the subdivision and development of a medium density residential precinct for their master planned development ‘Elements’ in Truganina. The approved subdivision (layout below) once developed, will comprise of 85 mostly medium density dwellings, a local park and two superlots with the potential for commercial, residential… Read more »

New Development at Truganina

Collie has assisted Stockfield in obtaining town planning approval for the subdivision of land in Palmers Road, Truganina. The approved subdivision (known as the Highbrook Precinct) will comprise 176 dwellings with a mix of conventional and medium densities and a waterway drainage reserve which will also be used as an area of linear open space,… Read more »

How can we better utilise Government Owned Land?

Last Wednesday a Victorian Planning and Environment Law Association (VPELA) seminar on Government land, had presenters from both State (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and VicTrack) and Local (City of Banyule) Government departments. Part of the evening focused on the introduction in 2016 of the Fast Track Government Land Service, which is… Read more »

New Medical Centre for Glen Huntly

Collie recently assisted an applicant in obtaining a planning permit for a medical centre to be located on Grange Road in Glen Huntly. Collie worked closely with the applicant to advise on requirements and to prepare the planning permit application.  This included briefing a surveyor and traffic engineer to prepare required site plans and specialist… Read more »


Collie congratulates Berluti on obtaining a planning permit for its new store in Collins Street, Melbourne.  The store is within the Collins East Precinct which is known as the ‘Paris’ end of Collins Street with a strong presence of luxury international and Australian retail brands. The store occupies one of the ground retail tenancies with… Read more »