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‘The fastest, best-connected places will win in the new global economy.’- John Kasarda
Transportation infrastructure has always shaped business location, commercial activity and urban development. Just as highways were the main drivers of urban development in the 20th century, and railroads in the 19th century, airports are now becoming the main determinants of business location and growth in the 21st century.
The Victorian Planning & Environmental Law Association (VPELA) recently held a seminar where the theme was 'To plot ratio or not to plot ratio?' Industry experts discussed the recent introduction of an interim plot ratio control in the Melbourne CBD (Schedule 10 of the Design and Development Overlay) that has taken the industry by surprise.
David Lock Associates in collaboration with Charter Keck Cramer and One Mile Grid are pleased to announce that we have commenced work for the City of Stonnington on the Hawksburn Village Structure Plan.
This article by David Lock Associates' Associate Planner, Danny Hahesy, was recently published in The PIA's Planning News.
‘Housing diversity’ is a term often used in Strategic Plans and Planning Schemes across the country. The aim is to increase housing choice so that we all have access to a range of different housing types to suit our tastes or circumstances throughout our lives. Coupled with this is the desire to increase residential densities within the existing metropolitan area to make more efficient use of current infrastructure and minimise outward growth of our cities (amongst other things).