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.

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 electricity connected as soon as possible.” Stated Treasurer Tim Pallas. At present, the time between installation …

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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 Architectural 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.

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 organising the event as a member of the WIP Committee.
“After several events where we had …

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VRLA 2018 highlight rapid advances for VR / AR technology

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Events, Infrastructure, Melbourne, News, Our people. Comments Off on VRLA 2018 highlight rapid advances for VR / AR technology

15th May

Advertised as the “world’s largest immersive technology festival”, the 2018 VRLA Expo was held in the Los Angeles Convention Center, with attendees including entrepreneurs, software developers, producers, ad agencies, VFX houses, representatives from major motion picture studios and more. Taylors General Manager of Infrastructure, Anthony Emmerson, had the opportunity to experience the latest breakthroughs in virtual reality technology and learn how the industry is developing almost faster than anticipated.

VR developers around the world are this year realising the untapped potential of virtual reality in numerous business and leisure sectors, and the theme of this year’s VRLA, “A New Reality” tapped into that expansion of possibilities. “The main knowledge gained in summary was that the market, particularly headsets and hardware technology are advancing very fast. Headsets with 6 degrees of freedom, untethered, will be the norm in a very short space …

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