Month: February 2021

Eighteen townhouses approved

Collie recently assisted Madok Group in obtaining town planning approval for the development of eighteen townhouses in Tarneit Road, Hoppers Crossing. Collie worked closely with the project team in advising on the built form requirements in order to develop a proposal that would be supported by Wyndham City Council. After attending a pre-application meeting, Collie… Read more »

Benefits of Approved Building Envelopes in Growth Area Estates

Despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, strong interest continues to be shown in the Melbourne housing market, especially in the various growth corridors across the City. Collie continues to assist a number of clients through a range of planning services in the development of their master planned estates.  One such service provided is the… Read more »

When is demolition of a heritage dwelling appropriate?

Moreland City Council has refused recently a planning permit application to demolish a dilapidated Edwardian dwelling within a heritage overlay in the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne.  In this case, the application was refused despite the Council planning officer recommending that a planning permit be issued on the basis that its replacement with two townhouses… Read more »

Lifestyle Villages Due Diligence

Collie has assisted recently our client in reviewing development sites for the purpose of a lifestyle village and providing detailed town planning advice on the potential of these sites for development. Due to the substantial clubhouse facilities that are often required for as part of the village as well as the number of independent living… Read more »