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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Boosting Brain Flexibility and Creativity with Todd Sampson

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Events, In the Media, Melbourne, News, Our people.

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.

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 exercising them and allow our rigidness to stop us from seeking new ideas.”
The main message of the …

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.


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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Land Registry’s New Policy on Covenants & Restrictions

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...

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‘Taking on the Property Industry’ panel discussion challenges perspectives

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...

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