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The Need to Green Cities

Planning in Melbourne places a high priority on greenery and particularly trees around the City. They are important to our identity as a ‘garden city’ and valued as making our suburbs green and leafy. But they also have a huge impact in offsetting the ‘Urban Heat Island Effect’ (UHIE). The following is a good explanation […]

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Learnings from VCAT decisions – VCAT Reference: P1912/2018

Key themes: modern character; garden character; crossovers; tree planting Property Address: 16 Ormond Road, Clayton What was being sought: Three (3) Double-storey dwellings Representing the developer: Mark Waldon (Director St – wise Pty Ltd) What was the case about? Monash City Council had refused the application. A neighbour also became a party to the Review. […]

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Seven reasons why you should engage a town planner

By Mark Waldon, Director, St-Wise  Engaging a Town Planner when building or making alterations to a residential, commercial or industrial property will save you time and often money.  Asking for assistance from a Town Planner after Council has already found faults with your application may be way too late. One: Education and experience A Town […]

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