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May 2014

Singing and dancing at
the VPELA 25th birthday

In what is becoming one of the highlights on the annual planning calendar in Melbourne, the David Lock Associates' team was well represented at the VPELA gala dinner.

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April 2014

New statutory planner
joins David Lock Associates

Statutory Planner Nick Roebuck has joined David Lock Associates' Melbourne office.

Nick comes to David Lock with some excellent experience in Regional Victoria and in Singapore and Sri Lanka through a variety of student placements, including with SAMWOO Engineering in Singapore.

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David Lock
moves into Scandinavia

David Lock Associates has welcomed the addition of David Lock Nordic in an expansion of the town planning and urban design group’s family.

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March 2014

Senior Planner Holly Patrick
joins Sydney Office

David Lock Associates is pleased to announce the promotion of experienced planner Holly Patrick who permanently joins its Sydney office this week.

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February 2014

Port Phillip Council releases
new residential zones for comment

The City of Port Phillip in Victoria has recently released its draft ‘new residential zones’.  Public comment had been invited until 14 March 2014 and Council is also holding a number of drop-in information sessions up until 6 March.

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The Greater Launceston Plan

The Greater Launceston Plan (GLP) is a major planning initiative being undertaken by the Launceston City Council in conjunction with the Tasmanian State Government, the Australian Government and with the support of the surrounding municipalities including the West Tamar, George Town, Meander Valley and Northern Midlands Councils.

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NSW State Environmental
Planning Policy

The long-awaited revised exempt and complying development provisions for commercial and industrial development will come into force on 22 February 2014 in NSW. But how do they differ from the current system of streamlined assessment and approvals and what will they mean for the way in which we approach commercial and industrial development projects in the future?

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Renewing Port Adelaide

The Port Adelaide town centre and waterfront presents a significant opportunity to evolve from an historic shipping and industrial harbour to a contemporary mixed use urban area with a sustainable local economy and regional activity centre.

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Investigating airspace
development potential above
suburban train stations

Metropolitan Melbourne train stations and rail corridors have long been seen as opportunities for infill mixed use development in either redundant land along corridor edges or above stations and their car parks.  However, due mostly to feasibility constraints only limited developments have occurred in locations closer to the CBD.  As land values increase across Melbourne the opportunity to develop higher density housing or mixed use precincts around and over train stations will emerge.

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City of Port Phillip
Residential Zones Update

Port Phillip Council is the latest Council to announce it's plans for the proposed changes to the residential zones.

After 14 February 2014, visit the Council's website to view the map of proposed changes. It will show which of the three new residential zones is proposed for your street.

Comment on the proposed new zones is open from 14 February - 14 March 2014 via the Council website or alternatively attend one of the drop in sessions where you can talk to a Council planner about the proposed changes.

City of Yarra New Residential
Zones Update

The City of Yarra is the latest council to seek feedback on changes to Residential Zones. 

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January 2014

Major projects for long-awaited
rejuvenation of Port Adelaide

The Port Adelaide town centre and waterfront presents a significant opportunity to evolve the historic shipping and industrial harbour to a contemporary mixed use urban design area with a sustainable local economy and regional activity centre. 

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December 2013

David Lock Associates Appoints New Associate Planner (Sydney)
and Senior Urban Designer (Melbourne)

David Lock Associates is pleased to announce the recent appointment of both Steve Guy as Associate Planner in their Sydney operations and Jessica Christiansen as Senior Urban Designer in their Melbourne operations.


Steve comes to David Lock Associates with a strong background in Statutory and Strategic Planning in the NSW planning system; and a wealth of experience in public and private sector land release planning, development, mediation and facilitation.


David Lock Associates CEO, David Klingberg said “ We are excited at the continued strength and success of David Lock Associates Sydney. Steve brings with him the necessary skills and experience to allow the business to develop and thrive within the NSW market and adapt to the ongoing changes in the NSW planning system.”

Jessica is a qualified Urban Designer and Landscape Architect with over ten years experience working within Australia, Asia, the United Kingdom and most recently Canada delivering a wide variety of urban projects in the public and private sector. Her passion and expertise lies in town centre design and management, public space activation, and community engagement.


Jessica brings a keen sense of design and strong lateral thinking skills to all her projects, delivering innovative and practical solutions for her clients.

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Stonnington New Residential
Zones Update

The City of Stonnington in Victoria recently considered consultation feedback on its draft ‘new residential zones’ on 16th December 2013. The proposed zones have been revised in response to feedback from the consultation process between September and October. The revised zone map can be found here.

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Plan Melbourne -
What's it all about?

Everyone is talking about Plan Melbourne. Telling you what’s in and what’s out. The controversial inclusions and even more controversial exclusions. Here at David Lock Associates, we couldn’t help think – ‘who needs another summary?’ So we decided to ponder what it might actually mean to the spatial structure of Melbourne.




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