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August 2015

Finding inspiration
in masterplanning
for growth areas

Masterplanning in Growth Areas was the topic of conversation at David Lock Associates' offices in South Melbourne when one of our colleagues from the UK, Joanne Cave recently visited.

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urban planning, masterplanning, urban growth areas, united kingdom, urban design

Planning Approval gained
for Pier One Drive,
Patterson Lakes

Location

Pier One Drive, Patterson Lakes, Victoria

Client

Cavendish Properties

Architect

John Demos Architects

David Lock Associates’s town planning team recently helped Cavendish Properties gain a planning approval for a six storey apartment building containing 72 apartments at the corner of Pier One Drive and McLeod Road, Patterson Lakes. The building has been designed by John Demos Architects, and has been designed to set a new benchmark for apartment living in Patterson Lakes.

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town planning melbourne, town planning, planning permit

Better Apartments for the future

By 2051 the number of households in greater Melbourne is projected to almost double from 1.59 million in 2011 to 3.11 million. We face a huge challenge to ensure there is sufficient housing to meet the needs of future households. Apartments are an important part of the housing mix.

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apartment sizes, apartment living, town planning, melbourne planning

July 2015

David Lock Associates Appoints
Non-Executive Chairman


David Lock Associates announces the appointment of Michael McDonald as a Non-Executive Chairman to the Board of David Lock Associates Australia.

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david lock associates, town planning, urban design

How St Kilda Junction
could look

St Kilda Junction, once the High St and backbone to the precinct, met its demise in the 70s following major works undertaken by the Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works.

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planning student competition, urban design student competition

New stars join planning team

David Lock Associates would like to welcome two new staff members to the planning team. 

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statutory planning, strategic planning, town planning melbourne

June 2015

Smart Cities Habitat
Master Planning Framework

By David Klingberg and Julia Bell

Cities the world over are facing difficulties in waste management, scarcity of resources, air pollution, human health concerns, traffic congestions and inadequate, deteriorating and ageing infrastructure are among the more basic technical, physical and material problems.

These challenges require an urgent response and smart ways to manage them.

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smart cities, planning, visioning

May 2015

Highpoint Maribyrnong crowned
VIC development of the year

Highpoint in Maribyrnong has been crowned Victoria’s development of the year at the 2015 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards.

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The Making of
Great Streets

If longevity is the mark of a great street, Oxford Street* in London would probably win the prize.  The street was originally a Roman road, and its survival is testament to what early masters the Romans were of creating public infrastructure.

Ask a lay person what makes a great street and they might have trouble answering.  But they may easily be able to name a few of their favourite streets or at least a street they “like” whether in their home town or a city somewhere else. Various elements such as wide promenades to ramble along, mosaic tiles, trees, room to move around and an interesting combination of architecture and shelter all come into play.

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urban design, walking, david lock associates

April 2015

Does Melbourne's CBD
need density controls?

Planners and urban designers have mostly sought to increase densities in Australia’s cities. Society’s low-density love affair has brought us unending sprawl, with all its social, environmental and economic ills.  Attempts to rein in our metropolises’ spreading girth and create more sustainable, liveable and economically-efficient cities have focused on strategic increases in density to support public transport use and reach viability thresholds for local amenities within walking distance.

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melbourne planning, density, mark sheppard, policy

March 2015

The benefits
of negotiation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Lock Associates town planning and urban design team, together with BKK Architects were engaged by Wilmasir Pty Ltd and 206 Heidelberg Pty Ltd to develop a high-quality apartment development at 204 – 206 Lower Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe East. The Planning Permit was issued by Banyule City Council in November last year and contains 45 apartments over 3 and 4 storeys.

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planning, planning permit, melbourne, melbourne planning

New stars join
David Lock Associates

David Lock Associates would like to welcome a number of new stars to our team.

Darren joins David Lock Associates as CFO. Darrens' focus is on the provision of a range of services from financial modelling to mergers and acquisitions, due diligence work, negotiations, banking submissions and relationships and general consulting. Darren holds a degree in Accounting and is a CPA member with over 20 years experience both in Australia and overseas. Darren was awarded a Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence for his Bachelor of Business – Accounting.

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david lock associates, planning, finance, accounts

Our Sydney Office
is moving

Our Sydney office is moving to a new location from Monday 9th March 2015.

Our new address is:
Studio 111, 50 Holt Street,
Surry Hills 2010
Australia

Our telephone number will remain the same 02 9699 2021.

Please update your records.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new space.

sydney, urban design and planning sydney

February 2015

Great Places -
Planning on the big screen

As part of the lead-up to the National Congress in Melbourne, PIA has organised a series of think-tank sessions to promote Great Places which David Lock Associates is proud to be sponsoring.

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david lock associates, planning, urban, urban planning, social

Best wishes for the year
of the Goat

The team at David Lock Associates extend our best wishes to those celebrating the Year of the Goat. We wish you a year of luck and prosperity. 

year of goat, chinese new year, lunar

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