Category: News


Trimble’s ‘Early Experience Program’ brings SiteVision to Taylors

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Civil Engineering, Melbourne, Our people, Services, Survey. Comments Off on Trimble’s ‘Early Experience Program’ brings SiteVision to Taylors

12th July

First brought to the public’s attention in early 2017, Trimble SiteVision is “a high accuracy mixed reality system” designed to interpret elaborate geospatial data into easy to understand information for clients and users in the “context of existing surroundings”. Several Taylors team members had the opportunity this week to be the first industry professionals to participate in Trimble’s Early Experience Program and see how SiteVision can revolutionise working partnerships between geospatial data managers, and engineers and planners.

Taylors experts and Trimble representatives as part of the Early Experience Program

The main intention for SiteVision is to allow for complete ease of use and client engagement through visualisation of accurate 3D models in the field. The data presented can be “reviewed from any angle or position” and allows the ‘boots on the ground’ professionals to make accurate observations regarding the impact …

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Boosting Brain Flexibility and Creativity with Todd Sampson

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Events, In the Media, Melbourne, News, Our people. Comments Off on Boosting Brain Flexibility and Creativity with Todd Sampson

27th June

Hosted by the Property Council Australia, a recent breakfast session with Todd Sampson explored the many ways one could boost brain flexibility and creativity and Taylors attendees were keen to learn the ways.

Todd Sampson addresses the audience speaking of his own challenges and the power of the brain

As members of Property Council Australia, representatives were given the opportunity to learn from one of Australia’s most influential executives, Todd Sampson. Known for being the co-creator of Earth Hour, a thrill seeker, and his appearances on the Gruen Transfer, Body Hack, and Redesign my Brain, this “inspirational and honest presentation” aimed to educate the audience by providing them with “the practical tools, strategies and techniques to improve your brain”.
“Our brains are continually adapting and growing,” said Taylors attendee, Web and Graphic Designer Luke Clow. “They only stop when we stop …

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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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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.

VRLA 2018 held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Image credit VRLA

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 …

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Relationships first – the importance of community

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Melbourne, News, Our people, People, Culture & Brand, Sponsorships. Comments Off on Relationships first – the importance of community

30th April

It’s one of Taylors three key values – relationships. Relationships with those we work with in the office each day. Relationships with clients to build a lasting union. Relationships with those that we meet to grow our networks. Our community is at the heart of who we are, and the greater community is no exception.
“Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has always been part of Taylors culture in terms of looking for ways to give back to our industry and our broader community.” said Associate Director and General Manager of People, Culture and Brand, Andrea Crane. “It is part of our vision and values statement (“…our clients, our team and our community all benefit from this vision”).” While it is a topic that few may to consider to be above them, or to be something that they are not directly involved in, …

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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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