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Land Use Victoria’s New Fees & Easement Naming Requirements

Posted by Nicole Pendlebury in News, Planning, Project Management, Urban Design, Urban Development. Comments Off on Land Use Victoria’s New Fees & Easement Naming Requirements

27th June

Land Use Victoria has announced that, from July 1, there will be changes to lodgement and search fees, as well as a new policy for the naming of carriageway easements and easements of way in plans.

 

Fee Structure Alterations

 
In accordance with the Monetary Units Act 2004 Land Use Victoria lodgement fees are expressed in number of fee units. A fee unit value is adjusted on the 1st of July each year by the Treasurer.

The current value of a fee unit for the 2017-18 financial year is: $14.22. From July 1 2018, the value of a fee unit, as announced by the Treasurer, is $14.45.

This means that from the new financial year there will be an increase in Land Use Victoria lodgement and search fees. These new charges are applied to Plans of Subdivision, transfers of land, caveats, mortgages, etc. Search fees …

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Planning for Future Melbourne Growth – East or West?

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Events, Melbourne, News, Town Planning, Urban Development. Comments Off on Planning for Future Melbourne Growth – East or West?

5th June

Housing development and infrastructure construction seems to be a permanent addition to the Melbournian skyscape no matter where you look now as the opportunity to develop mounts. But an ongoing debate questions whether the North-West corridor will be the leader of the boom, or if the Eastern suburbs will move to accommodate unprecedented growth rates. The recent VPELA seminar, ‘The Future Growth of Melbourne – East or West?’ addressed the finer points of this debate and provided the town planners in attendance with key insights into current growth patterns.

The VPELA Future Growth Seminar had many town planners taking note of Melbourne’s potential development patterns.

The event discussed where the growth of Melbourne will be best placed in the future and where it has been focused in the past by using failed and successful examples from around Melbourne. “The speakers …

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Power to the people! ‘Homes for Victorians’ reforms shed light on electrical delays

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Civil Engineering, Engineering, News, Project Management, Urban Development. Comments Off on Power to the people! ‘Homes for Victorians’ reforms shed light on electrical delays

30th May

With more Victorians than ever before chasing their dream of building and owning their own home in a tough housing market, delays can be a real problem and can bottleneck the settlement process, costing new homeowners precious time and money. Taylors engineering experts are often responsible for coordinating the provision of electricity to developers’ estate and ensuring a smooth handover process and are welcoming the prospect of government intervention.

The ‘Homes for Victorians’ reforms are aimed at getting more Victorians into more homes quicker

A recent media release by the Andrews Labor Government declares their intention to fix ‘electricity connection times for new homes’ by ‘taking action to reduce delays in connecting power to new houses, to get more Victorians into homes quicker’. “We want people to move into their new homes as quickly as possible, and that includes getting …

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Land Registry’s New Policy on Covenants & Restrictions

Posted by Nicole Pendlebury in Design Guidelines, Industry Updates, News, Planning, Urban Development. Comments Off on Land Registry’s New Policy on Covenants & Restrictions

23rd May

New requirements for creating restrictive covenants in transfers and restrictions in plans will come into effect on 1 July 2018.

 
From 1 July 2018, all Covenants created in Transfers and many Restrictions created in Plans of Subdivision, will be required to incorporate a Memorandum of Common Provisions (MCP) to contain the details of the Covenant or Restriction.  The MCP is a separate registered document.  The new “short form” look of the Covenant / Restriction will include a standard preamble, the burdened land, the benefited land, reference to a MCP Dealing No for the details, and generally an expiry date.

Covenants

Historically, developers of multi lot subdivisions have had the option of creating Covenants to control such things as Design Guidelines etc, through contracts / registration of transfers, on a purchaser by purchaser basis.  This option (under the Transfer of Land Act 1958), is …

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‘Taking on the Property Industry’ panel discussion challenges perspectives

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Building Design, Christchurch, Events, News, Urban Development. Comments Off on ‘Taking on the Property Industry’ panel discussion challenges perspectives

22nd May

Included as part of the Property Council of New Zealand, Women in Property is a growing network of women employed by those companies who are members of the Property Council and offers career support and networking opportunities. Women in Property is a platform for information and inspiration to encourage the participation of women in the property industry and to reinforce their key role in the industry and related fields.

Architectural Design Manager for the New Zealand office, Kristen Neri, delivers an inspirational presentation

The Women in Property initiative provides site tours, motivational speakers and panel discussions throughout Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Otago and the South Island, and it was at the latter location that the recent Women in Property event, ‘Taking on the Property Industry’ took place with Taylors Architectural Design Manager for the New Zealand office, Kristen Neri, attending and …

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Grand Prix race goers experience life in the virtual fast lane

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Events, Melbourne, News, Our people, Survey. Comments Off on Grand Prix race goers experience life in the virtual fast lane

19th April

The Australian Formula 1® Grand Prix is one of the most well-known and highly anticipated events of the Melbourne sporting calendar, with thousands of avid race-goers descending upon the otherwise quiet and tranquil Albert Park parkland for that one electrifying weekend in March.

What many don’t know is that the media doesn’t exaggerate when they mention that the park has been “completely transformed” in preparation for this weekend. The Grand Prix is ‘one of the few temporary sporting tracks’ which requires complete construction, and in a limited time frame. No other annual sporting event in the world requires a transformation this extensive; a multitude of companies working tirelessly behind the scenes to build the ‘largest temporary overlay’ for a world-class race-track from the ground up; and Taylors is proud to be one of those companies.

Taylors team members worked around …

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International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2018

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Events, Infrastructure, Our people, Survey. Comments Off on International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2018

16th February

Labelled as a “must attend event”, the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) has started the 2018 event calendar off with a bang.
Held in Denver, Colorado just last week, Taylors Managing Director, Richard Cirillo, and General Manager of Infrastructure, Anthony Emmerson, were in attendance to hear about the latest LiDAR technology and new data techniques and technological integration.

The conference offered networking opportunities across the three days and showcased vendors and case studies from the USA while educating attendees from around the world. Aside from exhibiting the latest in airborne, terrestrial, and underwater LiDAR along with remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies, the forum provided those in the infrastructural and geospatial market with a chance to ‘participate in conference sessions and exhibitions on worlds best practice in LiDAR technology.

“[It was a great experience] being able to talk directly with equipment manufacturers …

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Good Fences make Good Neighbours, or Do They?

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in In the Media, Melbourne, News, Planning, Urban Design. Comments Off on Good Fences make Good Neighbours, or Do They?

30th January

As residential living becomes smarter and more inclusive of situations including multi-generational living and communal space, is there growing potential in the Australian market for the possibility of shared backyards among residential dwellings? For generations, Australians have thrived off the idea of owning their ‘forever home’ with a spacious yard and picket fence to flag-post the boundaries of their property.

However, with the concept of shared backyards emerging around the world for varied purposes – sustainable shared food production in North America and Canada, multi-generational dwellings across Asia – has the time come for Australians to do away with the fence and embrace communal living in our own backyard?

Victorian news program, The Project, approached the issue last week by way of inviting Peter Vlitas of Avid Property Group to share his views on this “incredibly optimistic picture of suburban living.”

The topic …

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Focus On: Mesh Modelling with Marshall Richards

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Our people, Projects, Survey. Comments Off on Focus On: Mesh Modelling with Marshall Richards

1st November

My name is Marshall Richards, I’m a project surveyor at Taylors and I really enjoy doing basically any sort of representation of the real world in three dimensions, particularly the natural world, and the non-built world where there’s no sort of straight lines. So I have slotted into the 3D modelling and BIM team here.

What is mesh modelling?
Mesh models are one way to represent the natural surfaces, or really any surface. It’s a bunch of complex triangles which are quite an old way to represent the way the terrain changes but with modern methods those triangles can recalculate as you zoom in and define very complex surfaces very well. Essentially with triangles you can represent any three-dimensional shape. Point clouds are another way and mesh models can be made from point clouds.

How can this technology be applied to land development projects …

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BIM: The next big thing in urban development

Posted by Taylors in Asset Recording, Infrastructure, News, Projects, Survey. Comments Off on BIM: The next big thing in urban development

1st November

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a 3D model-based process that helps create a database of everything in a construction project, allowing for more informed decision making and the reduction of errors. This saves significant time and money, and is one of the reasons BIM is becoming the next big technology for the construction and urban development industries.

BIM is a process that creates and manages all the data involved in a project, and can involve generating digital representations of a project’s components.

In its 15-year plan, released in 2016, Infrastructure Australia urged the sector to capitalise on technologies such as BIM to improve the planning, delivery and maintenance of infrastructure.

The plan stated, “Governments should make the use of Building Information Modelling – which enables the generation of three-dimensional models of buildings, infrastructure and places – mandatory for the design and delivery of …

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