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HAVE YOUR SAY – Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Draft Local Planning Strategy and Draft Local Planning Scheme 3

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale recently commenced the formal advertising of its Draft Local Planning Strategy and Draft Local Planning Scheme 3.

HAVE YOUR SAY – Draft East Wanneroo District Structure Plan

Planning Minister Rita Saffioti recently announced the release of the Draft East Wanneroo District Structure Plan which sets out a long term vision and associated planning framework for a major growth area of Perth. 

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WHY NOT? No.4 CURTIN UNIVERSITY STUDENT COMPETITION

WHY NOT? No.4 CURTIN UNIVERSITY STUDENT COMPETITION

Rowe Group recently partnered with Curtin University’s School of Design and Built Environment, to enable planning students studying the Integrated Planning Unit with the opportunity to engage with industry representatives and prepare their own WHY NOT?

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HAVE YOUR SAY – Draft East Wanneroo District Structure Plan

HAVE YOUR SAY – Draft East Wanneroo District Structure Plan

Planning Minister Rita Saffioti recently announced the release of the Draft East Wanneroo District Structure Plan which sets out a long term vision and associated planning framework for a major growth area of Perth. The plan, which was developed in conjunction with a...

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CONSTRUCTION HAS COMMENCED AT KARRINYUP

CONSTRUCTION HAS COMMENCED AT KARRINYUP

Demolition and siteworks for the early stages of the Karrinyup Shopping Centre Expansion commenced in November 2018. Rowe Group assisted AMP Capital (on behalf of owner UniSuper) to obtain all relevant planning approvals. Proven Project Management is providing full project management and superintendent services for the redevelopment.

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WHY NOT? No.3 RAPID TRANSIT

WHY NOT? No.3 RAPID TRANSIT

Perth’s population is set to reach 3.5 million by 2050. How can we accommodate this population and yet retain as much of the traditional suburban development as possible? There is also a need to consolidate development to ensure we maximise patronage on public transport systems and allow for a more efficient utilisation of service infrastructure.

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TRIBUNAL DECISION – WHEN IS PUBLIC ART APPROPRIATE?

TRIBUNAL DECISION – WHEN IS PUBLIC ART APPROPRIATE?

The recent decision of Member Eddy of the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) in BGC (Australia) Pty Ltd (BGC) and The Presiding Member of the Metro East Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) provides clarification on the application of a Local Planning Policy...

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PIA WA Young Planners presents the 2018 Built FormAL

PIA WA Young Planners presents the 2018 Built FormAL

As Partner Sponsor we are pleased to invite you to the annual PIA WA Young Planners Built FormAL. The up and coming generation of built environment professionals now have an opportunity to network within the industry, build relationships to last a career and celebrate...

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ROD DIXON, A KEY ADDITION TO ROWE GROUP

ROD DIXON, A KEY ADDITION TO ROWE GROUP

We are pleased to announce that Rod Dixon has joined us. He will be part of the Town Planning team as Manager Land Development bringing over 28 years’ experience in property. He has both managed a growing business and led large scale projects with a focus on urban...

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ICONIC SCARBOROUGH APPROVED

ICONIC SCARBOROUGH APPROVED

Rowe Group extends its congratulations to 3 Oceans Property and the Project Team for its perseverance and determination in seeing this project through and looks forward to the next exciting phase of this iconic development.

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ROWE GROUP IS GETTING A REFRESHING NEW LOOK

ROWE GROUP IS GETTING A REFRESHING NEW LOOK

The Rowe Group logo has been updated and streamlined whilst remaining true to our heritage, It’s a contemporary change towards the future, and we’re excited about it.
Our brand has been refreshed to provide a distinctive yet integrated representation of our company to align with each of our specialised divisions.

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WESTIN HOTEL SITE WALK

WESTIN HOTEL SITE WALK

Rowe Group has worked closely with BGC Development and the City of Perth for several years to coordinate all relevant statutory town planning approvals, facilitating the development of Perth's newest five-star hotel - The Westin Hotel and Hibernian Place precinct...

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WHY NOT?: NORTH LEIGHTON

WHY NOT?: NORTH LEIGHTON

WHY NOT? The State of Western Australia is about to reinvigorate after a period of slower growth and subdued optimism. Nowhere is this opportunity more evident than in our Capital City and with a number of exciting initiatives underway it is an ideal time to think in...

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PAUL IS PART OF THE PLACEMAKING LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

PAUL IS PART OF THE PLACEMAKING LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Following Rowe Group's placemaking endeavours and attendances at various placemaking events in October 2017 in Amsterdam and Warrnambool, Paul Cunningham was recently admitted as Member of the Project for Public Spaces Placemaking Leadership Council.   The...

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WHY NOT?: COTTESLOE TOWN CENTRE

WHY NOT?: COTTESLOE TOWN CENTRE

WHY NOT? The State of Western Australia is about to reinvigorate after a period of slower growth and subdued optimism. Nowhere is this opportunity more evident than in our Capital City and with a number of exciting initiatives underway it is an ideal time to think in...

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PLACEMAKING AT WARRNAMBOOL

PLACEMAKING AT WARRNAMBOOL

Over four days in October, George, Reyne and Rebecca collaborated with the City of Warrnambool to workshop and help realise their placemaking initiatives. What we did We participated in workshops, we listened, we brainstormed, we went on walking tours, and we not only...

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MSWA OCEAN RIDE CYCLE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

MSWA OCEAN RIDE CYCLE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Rowe Group and Proven Project Management have signed up to help raise funds for Western Australians living with all neurological conditions by taking part in the 2017 MSWA Ocean Ride. MSWA provides vital support and services to people living with multiple sclerosis,...

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CONFERENCES UPDATE

CONFERENCES UPDATE

After yesterday’s study tours, Paul and Forbes attended a full day of seminars, presentations and panel discussions on a variety of placemaking themes at the Pakhuis de Zwijger (the main venue for the Placemaking Week activities in Amsterdam). Some of the sessions...

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AMSTERDAM PLACEMAKING WEEK

AMSTERDAM PLACEMAKING WEEK

The official start to Placemaking Week in Amsterdam began with Paul attending a study tour to the university city of Delft (population 110,000) in the south-west of The Netherlands. The theme of the visit was “Healing an Urban Scar” after the recent sinking of the...

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PLACES MADE IN EUROPE: SPLIT, CROATIA

PLACES MADE IN EUROPE: SPLIT, CROATIA

Parallels exists between Split (Croatia) and Fremantle (Western Australia) in relation to their  waterfront location and convergence of public transport. Opportunities exist in Fremantle to create better spaces as has been done in Split.  An example would be to...

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PAUL CUNNINGHAM – EUROPE UPDATE

PAUL CUNNINGHAM – EUROPE UPDATE

In the lead up to Rowe Group's October Placemaking Month, and particularly the Placemaking Week in Amsterdam, Paul Cunningham (Senior Planner) spent time holidaying in London, Paris, Sardinia and Switzerland.  Paul was fortunate to sample some of Europe's most...

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‘PLACEMAKING WEEK 2017’ IN EUROPE

‘PLACEMAKING WEEK 2017’ IN EUROPE

In the lead up to attending 'Placemaking Week 2017' in Amsterdam, members of the Rowe Group Design Team are busy exploring and learning valuable lessons form some of the most iconic, historic cities, urban settlements and amazing places Europe has to offer. Our...

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OCTOBER IS ALL ABOUT PLACEMAKING

OCTOBER IS ALL ABOUT PLACEMAKING

Rowe Group's Design Team is rapidly evolving in the field of Placemaking including the principles and techniques required to deliver meaningful placemaking processes. Our Design Team will be travelling widely throughout October to collaborate with some of the most...

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WINNERS AT THE 2017 UDIA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

WINNERS AT THE 2017 UDIA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

Rowe Group joined in on the success of Finbar's Concerto Apartments which won the High Density Development Award and Satterley's Honeywood project which won the Environmental Excellence Award on Saturday night at the 2017 UDIA Awards for Excellence. It was a great...

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GARDEN CITY ROAD UPDATES

GARDEN CITY ROAD UPDATES

Construction has commenced on the major road upgrades associated with the $750 million redevelopment of the Garden City Shopping Centre. The first stage of works were the construction of a new entrance intersection on Marmion Street.  This entrance is expected to open...

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MANDURAH FORUM FIRST STAGE OPENS

MANDURAH FORUM FIRST STAGE OPENS

First Stage of $350 million refurbishment and redevelopment of Mandurah Forum opened on 27 July 2017.  Included in this stage were about 60 specialty tenants, Target, the fresh food market hall, and a new pedestrian entrance facing Mandurah Road. Rowe Group assisted...

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TIME TO PLAN FOR A SECOND CITY

TIME TO PLAN FOR A SECOND CITY

Is it time for serious consideration to be given to the forward planning of a “second city” in WA? The metropolitan region of Perth and Peel extends approximately 150 km from Two Rocks in the north to Bouvard in the south and contains more than two million people. Our strategic planning is contemplating growth to 3.5 million people, primarily through in-creased efficiency and the use of existing land assets. This is a positive and much needed approach for the Perth and Peel regions.

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THE ALOFT HOTEL IS NOW OPEN IN PERTH

THE ALOFT HOTEL IS NOW OPEN IN PERTH

Since first obtaining development approval for the Aloft Hotel back in 2014, Rowe Group has been eagerly following the construction phase of the development, the doors of the hotel opened to the public on Friday 26 May 2017. Having had the privilege of working on this...

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$2.3BN ROAD AND RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE PACKAGE ANNOUNCED FOR WA

$2.3BN ROAD AND RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE PACKAGE ANNOUNCED FOR WA

Written by Urbanalyst, Licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0. The Australian and West Australian governments have reached agreement on a substantial $2.3 billion road and rail infrastructure package for the state, which was included in last week's Federal...

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NEW R-CODES CHECKLIST AND PRACTICE NOTES

NEW R-CODES CHECKLIST AND PRACTICE NOTES

The Residential Design Codes (R-Codes) outline standards for residential development in Western Australia. They form the basis for the design and assessment of most residential development in Western Australia. The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has...

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UDIA NATIONAL CONGRESS 2017 SOCIAL PICTURES

UDIA NATIONAL CONGRESS 2017 SOCIAL PICTURES

As Gold Partner Sponsor and Exhibitor at the UDIA National Congress 2017 we are more than proud to take part in this event and we would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our stand. From left to right: Eric Lumsden - Chair WAPC, Jacqueline de Meyrick -...

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KARRINYUP SHOPPING CENTRE TO GET CINEMA

KARRINYUP SHOPPING CENTRE TO GET CINEMA

An amended development application, which proposed the addition of a cinema at the soon to be redeveloped Karrinyup Shopping Centre, was approved by the Metro North West Joint Development Assessment Panel at its meeting on 13 April 2017.  Planning approval was first...

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THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR STAND

THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR STAND

As Gold Partner Sponsor and Exhibitor at the UDIA National Congress 2017 we are more than proud to take part in this event and we would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our stand.  We hope you took advantage of this great event and learnt from the...

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ICONIC SCARBOROUGH RISING TO NEW HEIGHTS

ICONIC SCARBOROUGH RISING TO NEW HEIGHTS

Rowe Group is excited to be involved with the Project Team looking to deliver a world class and significant mixed use project in Scarborough. The development is located on the corner of Scarborough Beach Road and West Coast Highway on the former Contacio’s site....

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25 YEARS VIDEOS: OUR LATEST PROJECTS

25 YEARS VIDEOS: OUR LATEST PROJECTS

To Celebrate our 25th Anniversary, we have launched a series of videos about our projects. Click and watch them! Discover how we are building on 25 years of experience to set new standards in Town Planning and Urban Design. The second phase of the Heron Park project...

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THE SOUND OF CHRISTMAS

THE SOUND OF CHRISTMAS

It's Christmas season, for this year's card, we decided to create a fun family portrait. Feel free to Zoom in to see all the details!

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3 DIMENSIONAL PROJECT VISIONING

3 DIMENSIONAL PROJECT VISIONING

Designing what could be, within the context of what is 3 Dimensional models assist in communicating the design intent of land use planning and urban design projects to a range of stakeholders Rowe Group are the industry leaders in large scale 3 Dimensional project...

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MORLEY GALLERIA SHOPPING CENTRE REDEVELOPMENT

MORLEY GALLERIA SHOPPING CENTRE REDEVELOPMENT

When fully completed Morley Galleria Shopping Centre will become one of Australia's largest shopping centres after approval for the major upgrade was granted last week. The proposed redevelopment and expansion to the Morley Galleria Shopping Centre included almost...

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R-CODES AMENDMENTS RELEASED FOR CONSULTATION

R-CODES AMENDMENTS RELEASED FOR CONSULTATION

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has released the R-Codes proposed amendments for public comment.  The submission period will conclude on 10 of October, 2016. Some of the changes include:  Removal of site area design principles Amended grouped and...

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KARRINYUP SHOPPING CENTRE EXPANSION

KARRINYUP SHOPPING CENTRE EXPANSION

The expansion of Karrinyup Shopping Centre promises to bring a new level of vibrancy and community focus to this attractive coastal suburb to the north-west of Perth.

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PERTH AND PEEL@3.5MILLION – PUBLIC COMMENTS OPEN

PERTH AND PEEL@3.5MILLION – PUBLIC COMMENTS OPEN

On Friday, the WAPC released its draft Perth and Peel@3.5million suite of documents for public comment. The documents are intended to guide the sustainable growth of the Perth and Peel regions to accommodate the projected population of 3.5 million people by 2050

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360 BEATS PANTS OFF ROWE GROUP, AGAIN

360 BEATS PANTS OFF ROWE GROUP, AGAIN

There was tension in the air at North Perth Bowls Club on the afternoon of Wednesday 22nd April 2015 when Rowe Group invited 360 Environmental to compete in the extreme sport of lawn bowls for the prestigious Lawn Bowls Cup

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TOWN PLANNERS THINK OUTSIDE THE SQUARE FOR KING’S SQUARE DEVELOPMENT

TOWN PLANNERS THINK OUTSIDE THE SQUARE FOR KING’S SQUARE DEVELOPMENT

The challenge of creating a transport strategy that balances State Government policy objectives with the expectations and requirements of tenants has resulted in an innovative approach to transport being taken by leading Western Australian town planning consultants Rowe Group at the prominent King’s Square development.

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GIDGEGANNUP MRS AMENDMENT ENDORSED

GIDGEGANNUP MRS AMENDMENT ENDORSED

Gidgegannup Townsite Expansion has occurred yesterday after Parliament endorsed an Amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS Amendment) to rezone to the Townsite area from ‘Rural’ to ‘Urban Deferred’.

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STATE PLANNING POLICY A CATALYST FOR EXCITING CHANGE

STATE PLANNING POLICY A CATALYST FOR EXCITING CHANGE

While Perth shopping centres are opening the doors to their expanded centres – with more on the way – Greg Rowe, principal and managing director of the Rowe Group believes the 2010 introduction of State Planning Policy 4.2 has also been a catalyst for changing the nature of the City’s shopping centres.

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COTTESLOE’S NEW PLANNING SCHEME

COTTESLOE’S NEW PLANNING SCHEME

The Minister for Planning recently announced the approval of the Town of Cottesloe’s new Local Planning Scheme No. 3 (LPS3). LSP3 will replace the Town’s existing Town Planning Scheme No. 2 (TPS2) which has been in operation since 1988.

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FRESH FACES AT ROWE GROUP

FRESH FACES AT ROWE GROUP

We’ve had quite a few new faces join our ranks in the last couple of months to help with the expanding workload. Our Planning Team welcomes two new Planners, Camille and Kelly, whilst Reyne and Phala have joined our Design Team to provide statutory planning support.

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THE NEW DAPS… OR JDAPS

THE NEW DAPS… OR JDAPS

So just to be clear, now a DAP is not a DAP because a DAP is the new DAP. Except when it’s a JDAP. But that’s the same thing as a DAP. But not the old DAP (now a LDP).

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A DAY AT THE GERALDTON RACES

A DAY AT THE GERALDTON RACES

Rowe Group hosted a tent at the Geraldton Turf Club for Melbourne Cup day on Tuesday, joined by Clients and colleagues from both Government and Geraldton’s local businesses.

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DEMOLITION COMMENCES FOR SUBIACO’S CARTER LANE PRECINCT

DEMOLITION COMMENCES FOR SUBIACO’S CARTER LANE PRECINCT

Subiaco Mayor Heather Henderson visited the old Bosich engineering factory in Subi Centro recently to commemorate a significant milestone for the City’s Carter Lane Precinct redevelopment.  Demolition works have begun at the site which will see the end of one of the last remaining industrial sites in the area.

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UDIA 2013 AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

UDIA 2013 AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

In the last 20-plus years, our industry has witnessed much positive change in the face of Perth and the greater WA. As our city grew and became more vibrant, as our government embraced urban development, created the MRA and made important legislative changes, we too evolved and expanded.

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THE NEW R-CODES

THE NEW R-CODES

Following an extensive period of review and stakeholder engagement, the WAPC will be releasing the new edition of the Residential Design Codes (R-Codes) at 3pm on the 2nd of August. After attending workshops held by the WAPC last week, Rowe Group has reviewed the 2013 R-Codes in detail and, to save you time, provides the summary below.

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THE NEW IDENTITY OF GREG ROWE AND ASSOCIATES

THE NEW IDENTITY OF GREG ROWE AND ASSOCIATES

On reflection of how our business evolved over the years and after thorough consultation with our clients and stakeholders, we undertook a rebrand of the company, and in May 2013 Greg Rowe and Associates became Rowe Group.

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