Planning & Environmentally Sustainable Design Consultancy
Masters of Environment & Planning
RMIT Masters Graduate with Expertise in Statutory Planning, Environmental Management and Social Planning
Planning Institue of Australia
Certified Member of the Planning Institute of Australia
Advanced BESS Accreditation
The Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard (BESS) software rates a developments performance and is required as part of a planning submission by many councils.
Expert Planning & Environmental Advice
Clear communication and excellent presentation that meets the needs of Planners and directly addresses policies will put your proposal on the fast track to approval.
Detailed understanding of policies and legislation allows us to demonstate how your proposal meets strategic aspirations and builds a strong evidence base for approval.
We are excited to work with you, see your vision become a reality and create a bright future to inhabit.
We care about doing the best job possible. Bringing meticulous attention and creative solutions to your project.
There is a strong demand for more sustainable apartments with energy efficiency rated 5th out of 14 criteria in the Victorian Government’s Better Apartments consultation[i]. Other top categories include Daylight, Natural Ventilation, Noise and Sunlight which are all components of Internal Environmental Quality addressed by ESD planning policies. Late in 2015 six Melbourne councils amended[…]
The old TipTop bakery site in Brunswick conversion into a high density apartment and town house development features strong environmentally sustainable design features and a high level of design detail. A large array of solar panels provides power for communal facilities, rain gardens treat stormwater for reuse on extensive landscaping, heat pumps provide efficient heating[…]
“More than three-quarters of new one-bedroom apartments built across the state are 50 square metres or less, which means they probably would have been illegal in Sydney, London and Adelaide” [i]. In July 2014, a draft of the proposed Victoria Apartment Design Standards (VADS) was leaked prompting heated debate amongst the planning, architecture and property[…]
Within the space of three months two apartment developments in Moreland have attempted to provide zero car parking spaces. The Nightingale by Breathe Architecture failed despite support from Moreland Council while the Vincent Corporation succeeded despite opposition from the council. “No such arrangements [train, tram, bus, bike, foot] … are as convenient as private car[…]