Month: April 2020

New Land in Melbourne North Growth Corridor

Collie is pleased to have assisted the client recently with town planning investigations as part of its due diligence for the acquisition of land located within a new Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) area in the northern growth corridor of Melbourne. As part of our role, we provided detailed town planning advice including on the key… Read more »


Collie landscape recently assisted the client in obtaining approval for the development of a four-storey apartment building in Bent Street, Bentleigh. At the town planning permit application stage, Collie prepared the landscape concept plan identifying the landscaped areas and showing indicative landscape treatments and plantings for the ground level spaces around the building, the balcony… Read more »

Growth Areas and the Removal of the BPA

Commonly, new residential masterplanned communities have an interface with vacant land in the form of uncontrolled grassland. In these instances, a bush fire prone area (BPA) is typically applied to the vacant land as well as to parts of the masterplanned community that remain exposed to bushfire risk. Dwellings, as well as development associated with… Read more »

Brunswick East Townhouses Update

A while ago Collie assisted the client in obtaining town planning approval for three townhouses in Donald Street. The townhouses, designed by Splinter Society Architects, have now commenced construction and here are some render images…