Category: Urban Development


Industry relationships in the spotlight at UDIA Awards for Excellence

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Awards, Events, Melbourne, Projects, Urban Development. Comments Off on Industry relationships in the spotlight at UDIA Awards for Excellence

17th December

The UDIA Awards for Excellence is a prestigious event on the land development calendar that aims to showcase the finest work of the property industry and encourage the public to learn more about ground-breaking projects underway across the state. This year’s awards were a particularly exciting time for the Taylors team after being shortlisted for the Consultants Excellence Award and seeing several esteemed clients also up for awards.

Through hard work and perseverance, the whole Taylors team contributed to a challenging project worthy of public note. The Shelton Park (Waterways) Development is a testament to Taylors values of strong client relationships and solutions and has been under development since 2005. Working with Monomeath Developments, Taylors have provided services including – but not limited to – Strategic Planning, Urban Design and Master Planning, Engineering Design and Delivery, Asset Recording and Design Guidelines …

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Focus On: Licensed Surveyor | End of One Chapter, Start of the Next

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Melbourne, Our people, Subdivision, Survey, Urban Development. Comments Off on Focus On: Licensed Surveyor | End of One Chapter, Start of the Next

30th November

At Taylors, we encourage the professional development of all our team members and regularly participate in workshops, seminars, industry membership and affiliate activities to provide a wealth of experience and expertise to our clients.

Our Survey and Subdivision team is one of the largest in Victoria with over 25 Survey professionals and 10 Licensed Surveyors from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences. As major contributors to the Survey profession, we always have surveying graduates on Professional Training Agreements to obtain their Licence and continue the Taylors legacy.
One of two most recent licensees, Raymond Li, talks about the process of his Professional Training Agreement and what the achievement now means for him.

Could you explain the PTA process and your view on it?
Firstly, I had to get a university degree, and then get some work experience under the belt – I think …

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Focus On: Licensed Surveyor | The Start of the Next Journey

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Our people, Subdivision, Survey, Urban Development. Comments Off on Focus On: Licensed Surveyor | The Start of the Next Journey

23rd November

At Taylors, we encourage the professional development of all our team members and regularly participate in workshops, seminars, industry membership and affiliate activities to provide a wealth of experience and expertise to our clients.

Our Survey and Subdivision team is one of the largest in Victoria with over 25 Survey professionals and 10 Licensed Surveyors from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences. As major contributors to the Survey profession, we often have surveying graduates on Professional Training Agreements to obtain their Licence and continue the Taylors legacy.
One of two most recent graduates, Craig Lyons, talks about the process of his Professional Training Agreement and what the achievement now means for him.

What was the process you underwent?
I started the professional training agreement (PTA) seven and a half years ago, and that involved submitting four projects to the board – the Professional …

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FARO 3D User Conference – Networking and New Technology

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Events, Indonesia, Infrastructure, Our people, Southeast Asia, Urban Development. Comments Off on FARO 3D User Conference – Networking and New Technology

7th August

The 2018 FARO 3D User Conference in Jakarta received an “overwhelming response” from individuals keen to attend and provided the perfect environment for delegates and partners to connect and share knowledge, including Taylors Indonesian representative, Urban Designer, Thomas Smid.

The conference aims to bring together the technology interested community of the Asia Pacific region to “assess the capabilities and uncover the potential of 3D terrestrial laser scanning technology and solutions”. This year’s event did not disappoint, with information on the latest 3D scanning technology and the current developments in Indonesia discussed at length.

“There were several meeting opportunities with professionals in the same market space as Taylors,” commented Thomas. “And while it was mostly a presentation event, there were some exhibition elements involved as well.” The FARO 3D Conference gave interested market representatives in the Asia Pacific region a platform to …

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Addressing Energy Efficiency and Smart Design in New Zealand Housing

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Building Design, Christchurch, Events, Urban Development. Comments Off on Addressing Energy Efficiency and Smart Design in New Zealand Housing

31st July

The 2018 Exemplar Homes Tour has recently completed its run through Christchurch providing “a rare opportunity for residents to experience high-performing homes that are not normally available to view” and bringing much needed developments in energy efficiency and smart design to the forefront of public attention. Taylors New Zealand representative, Project Architect Jayant Rana, attended the forum event to learn of the latest innovations.

“The event was exploring energy efficient housing and the use of alternate construction methods.” Commented Jayant. A Business New Zealand article states that the message behind this event was to draw attention to New Zealand’s outdated building code and to change a strong mindset that energy efficiency and affordability don’t go hand in hand. “There are simple construction techniques that can be used to achieve energy efficient houses at a comparable price to normal construction methods.”

Twelve of …

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Focus on: The Process to Registration – An Architect’s Insight

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Architectural Design, Melbourne, Our people, Urban Design, Urban Development. Comments Off on Focus on: The Process to Registration – An Architect’s Insight

10th July

Becoming a registered architect in Australia is no simple path, it takes days – and nights – of study and dedication to reach a level of professional independence. However, this level of independence is required if one is wanting to manage their own projects from inception to completion. So, what exactly does this process look like? Architectural Graduate, Mahreen Mahmud, shares with us her experience and how the Taylors team came together as one to assist.

What is the process that you have to go through to get your registration with the Architecture Registration Board?
Basically, in Australia to be working as an Architect you are required to have a Bachelors degree in Architecture which is a three year course followed by a two year Masters. From there you work with a registered Architect for 3,300 hours, which is equivalent to two …

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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 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 gave great insight into how the whole state will ultimately play a vital role in accommodating the …

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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.

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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