Category: Urban Design

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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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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M-City: Melbourne’s newest and largest mixed-use development

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Civil Engineering, Planning, Project Management, Projects, Survey, Urban Design. Comments Off on M-City: Melbourne’s newest and largest mixed-use development

16th October

M-City is set to be Melbourne’s largest mixed-use development outside of the CBD. Located in Clayton the 35,000m² community will include 600 + apartments, a hotel, office complex, and an extensive shopping and dining precinct. Here’s how it’s progressing so far.

Located just 30 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, the Monash region is experiencing strong capital growth. It is consistently outperforming metropolitan Melbourne in real estate market growth, demonstrated by a 19 percent median house price growth in 12 months.

These conditions make it the perfect location for the new M-City development, a major mixed-use complex that is set to be released to tender shortly.

Taylors was awarded the survey and subdivision services for the development, but has actually been involved with the project for the last ten years. Taylors’ General Manager – Urban Development Survey, Leo Bateman, said “We’ve completed boundary marking and …

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Seeing green in smart design

Posted by Taylors in In the Media, Landscape Architecture, Our people, Urban Design, Urban Development. Comments Off on Seeing green in smart design

1st August

One of Taylors’ clients, SOHO Living, was recently featured in an article published in Domain magazine discussing the smart new Copernicus Way development at Keilor Downs. See the interview with Landscape Architect, Amy Davidson.

See more about SOHO Living’s Aspect Residences in Keilor Downs here.

UDIA / VPELA NZ Study Tour 2016

Posted by Taylors in Christchurch, Planning, Urban Design, Urban Development. Comments Off on UDIA / VPELA NZ Study Tour 2016

7th November

Taylors recently hosted a day event as part of this years’ UDIA/VPELA Study Tour of New Zealand which explored and showcased some of the common and unique challenges faced by Councils and developers in the fast-growing city of Auckland which houses 32% of the country’s population and Christchurch, a city that is rebuilding a vital community after the devastating earthquake series of 2010/2011.

Auckland High Density City LivingChristchurch – Silverstream Estate

Our hosted day in Christchurch included the following presentations:

Geotechnical aspects for new building foundations on earthquake prone land
Christchurch City Council on the preparation and implementation of The Blueprint Plan to re-develop the City and heritage building considerations
Interactive city walk to demonstrate innovative temporary projects on vacant city land to create community social interaction and identity
Retail Precinct walk-through to explain the influence of The Blueprint Plan on the Christchurch retail CBD
Construction project …

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