Collie was engaged by the client to obtain a town planning permit for a childcare centre in Melton.  The childcare centre is expected to serve the surrounding residential area where there is a demand for such a facility.

The planning permit allows for:

  • the development of a 146-place centre, with an expected 26 staff members;
  • a reception area and foyer;
  • eight childcare rooms and four sleep rooms in a double storey building;
  • two large outdoor play areas.

Collie involvement included providing town planning input to assist in the design development stage of the project and to guide the preparation of supporting information necessary to submit with the planning permit application.  Following discussions with the City of Melton, Collie prepared a detailed town planning report that was submitted as part of the application package collated by Collie.

Collie also provided input in variations to the design to maximise success chances and to respond to Council comments; preparing a written response to objections and attending a Councillor briefing session.