As construction begins at Underbank, a major greenfields development in Bacchus Marsh, we look back at some of the planning challenges that have been overcome.
In 2011, Taylors submitted an application to Moorabool Shire Council, on behalf of Kataland, to rezone the historic Underbank Stud Farm in Bacchus Marsh to make way for an innovative housing development.
Now in mid-2016, more than four years later, the residential development will begin construction and bring to life a design plan that focuses on the traditional idea of the neighbourhood.
Taylors Director, Nick Hooper, said the rezoning was quite a challenge.
“It took a long time, around four years from start to finish, and in this time there were a lot of negotiations between us, Kataland and the Council.
“Some local people didn’t want the development to go ahead due to the location as it was a well-known …
Taylors was recently invited to contribute to the display at the Melbourne Water Technology exhibition which was a great success.
We showcased our Z-Boat (remote control boat) & eBee (UAV/drone), as well as a video loop displaying fly throughs of data sets prepared by Taylors inclusive of The WTP Foreshore, The Maroondah Aqueduct and The Eastern Drop Structure in addition to site photos of various other projects.
Our Project Surveyor, Daniel informed users of how the technology on display is utilised to achieve safe and efficient project outcomes on Melbourne Water projects.
There ws overwhelming interest in the technology which will be used on a number of upcoming projects that Taylors will deliver for Melbourne Water.