Month: March 2017

A Developers right to ‘a fair go’

Tuesday saw an interesting development in the planning world, with the Minister for Planning introducing a new interim Design and Development Overlay (DDO) into the Yarra Planning Scheme without any opportunity for public comment. Background We understand that in 2008, Yarra City Council (Council) commenced structure planning of an area of land in Fitzroy North… Read more »


The Minister for Planning has announced proposed residential zone reforms following the Managing Residential Development Advisory Committee report release. The reforms are summarised in his Reformed Residential Zones booklet and in particular in the following extracted tables. The other main change not included in the tables is the removal of the two-dwelling cap in neighbourhood… Read more »

Greater Geelong Amendment C301

Collie is pleased to note the approval of Amendment C301 to the Greater Geelong Planning Scheme, which facilitates the future urban development of the Armstrong Creek South Precinct. The Armstrong Creek Urban Growth Area (ACUGA) is the primary growth area in the Geelong, Golden Plains, Surf Coast and Colac Otway region.  The ACUGA is expected… Read more »

Berluti, Collins Street, Melbourne

Collie has been assisting luxury international retail brand, Berluti in obtaining the relevant approval 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 Australian and international retail brands. A planning permit application… Read more »