Collie recently assisted the client in obtaining town planning approval for the development of the Truganina Local Town Centre (TLTC) in Elements, Truganina. 

Key features of the TLTC will include:

  • 6,500 square metres of retail floor space, including a major Coles supermarket and twenty retail speciality stores;
  • a town square with northern orientation;
  • bicycle parking and end of trip facilities for staff.

Collie provided planning advice on concept design iterations for the layout of the TLTC taking into consideration the approved precinct structure plan and the preferred design expectations of the client, to maximise the likelihood of a permit.  Due to the significance of the project, liaison was extensive in working through the details of the plan and the views of authorities and other parties.

After an application for review was lodged with VCAT, Collie also assisted in providing town planning advice at a VCAT compulsory conference, following which a planning permit for the TLTC was issued through consent orders.

Truganina Local Town Centre Plan