_Willowbank Development Plan

Collie was engaged by the client to prepare a development plan, being the strategic document to guide the future development of its land in Gisborne. 

The Collie role included:

  • reviewing the relevant planning provisions and advising on the constraints and opportunities for the land;
  • advising on the relevant expert supporting documents to be prepared and reviewing these documents;
  • drafting of the development plan document;
  • preparation of an urban design plan to show how the land waste be developed;
  • submission of the development plan;
  • working closely with the project team and Macedon Ranges Shire Council, leading to the approval of the development plan.

The site is located within the Gisborne township boundary – the fastest growing settlement in the Municipality and sits within the wider Macedon Ranges region.

Some key features of the development plan include: a mix of lot sizes to cater for residential choice, a proposed landscape buffer along the Calder Freeway boundary to provide amenity and address acoustic considerations, a significant landscaped watercourse (to serve drainage and open space functions) through the land, areas for active and passive public open space and a possible school site.

Lot Mix Plan