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FLOREAT CHILD CARE CENTRE APPROVED

The project comprises a child care centre with capacity for 107 children over two buildings with undercroft parking area. The architectural style is exceptional, is responsive to the surrounding residential properties and specific to the “Floreat” design. The development will provide high quality early learning services in Floreat and the wider western suburbs of Perth.

CONTAINERS FOR CHANGE IS UP AND RUNNING!

Up and running! For the past two years, Daniel Hollingworth and George Hajigabriel have been assisting WA Return, Recycle, Renew Ltd (WARRRL) with the coordination and implementation of the Container Deposit Scheme – Containers for Change.

COSTCO – CASUARINA

Approved! Rowe Group, through our Special Projects Planner, Sean Fairfoul, has secured development approval, via a unanimous supporting vote, from the Outer Metro Joint Development Assessment Panel for the development of Perth’s second Costco in Casuarina, within the City of Kwinana.

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FLOREAT CHILD CARE CENTRE APPROVED

FLOREAT CHILD CARE CENTRE APPROVED

The project comprises a child care centre with capacity for 107 children over two buildings with undercroft parking area. The architectural style is exceptional, is responsive to the surrounding residential properties and specific to the “Floreat” design. The development will provide high quality early learning services in Floreat and the wider western suburbs of Perth.

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CONTAINERS FOR CHANGE IS UP AND RUNNING!

CONTAINERS FOR CHANGE IS UP AND RUNNING!

Up and running! For the past two years, Daniel Hollingworth and George Hajigabriel have been assisting WA Return, Recycle, Renew Ltd (WARRRL) with the coordination and implementation of the Container Deposit Scheme – Containers for Change.

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COSTCO  – CASUARINA

COSTCO – CASUARINA

Approved! Rowe Group, through our Special Projects Planner, Sean Fairfoul, has secured development approval, via a unanimous supporting vote, from the Outer Metro Joint Development Assessment Panel for the development of Perth’s second Costco in Casuarina, within the City of Kwinana.

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APPROVAL FOR CEDAR WOODS

APPROVAL FOR CEDAR WOODS

The Local Development Plan provides a flexible planning framework, facilitating residential development in a variety of built form outcomes and typologies at varying scales throughout the site.

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MEDICAL MIXED USE – MURDOCH

MEDICAL MIXED USE – MURDOCH

Approved! Rowe Group, through our Special Projects Planner, Sean Fairfoul, has secured development approval from the Inner Metro Joint Development Assessment Panel for the construction of a true mixed-retail development within the Murdoch Hospital Precinct.

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APPROVED ALDI SUPERMARKET IN YANCHEP

APPROVED ALDI SUPERMARKET IN YANCHEP

Approved! Rowe Group, through the work of our Senior Planner, Nathan Stewart, has assisted in securing the approval through the Metro Outer Joint Development Assessment Panel for the development of an ALDI Supermarket at 2 Kakadu Road, Yanchep.

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MIXED USE – BULKY RETAILING FOR BUTLER

MIXED USE – BULKY RETAILING FOR BUTLER

Approved! Rowe Group, through our Special Projects Planner, Sean Fairfoul, has secured development approval from the Outer Metro Joint Development Assessment Panel for the construction of mixed-retail development within the Butler Town Centre.

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TWO NEW TOWERS FOR CAPITAL SQUARE

TWO NEW TOWERS FOR CAPITAL SQUARE

Approved! Rowe Group, through our Senior Planner, Daniel Hollingworth, has secured development approval from the Perth Local Development Assessment Panel for the completion of the Capital Square Precinct.

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187 SALVADO ROAD, APPROVED!

187 SALVADO ROAD, APPROVED!

Approved! Rowe Group, through the work of our Senior Planner, Nathan Stewart, has assisted in securing the approval through the Metro Inner-North Joint Development Assessment Panel for the development of a grouped dwelling development at 187 Salvado Road, Jolimont.

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DALKEITH PROJECT APPROVED!

DALKEITH PROJECT APPROVED!

Approved! Rowe Group, through the efforts of our Senior Planner, Jeremy Hofland, has secured an approval through the Metro Inner-North Joint Development Assessment Panel for the development of a 5 storey Mixed-Use development at No.95A Waratah Avenue, Dalkeith.

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APRIL UPDATE – COVID-19

APRIL UPDATE – COVID-19

To our valued clients and colleagues, Rowe Group continue our ‘business as usual’ approach to servicing clients and colleagues in what are unusual times.

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ROWE GROUP & PROVEN PROJECT MANAGEMENT RESPONSE TO COVID-19

ROWE GROUP & PROVEN PROJECT MANAGEMENT RESPONSE TO COVID-19

To our valued clients and colleagues, As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, please be assured that our business is taking all necessary precautions to protect our staff, clients and colleagues in accordance with official advice. We would like to assure...

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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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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 requiring the provision of public art either on-site or as a contribution towards public art.

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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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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 – built on WA’s former firefighting headquarters.

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WHY NOT?: NORTH LEIGHTON

WHY NOT?: NORTH LEIGHTON

At Rowe Group we continue to look as far as possible beyond the conventional norm to test our own boundaries with some exciting ideas that might stimulate thinking about better outcomes for some well-known places.

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ICONIC SCARBOROUGH – AMENDED DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION OUT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

ICONIC SCARBOROUGH – AMENDED DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION OUT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

Since the Board of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority’s (‘MRA’) decision in December 2017 to refuse the previous Development Application for Iconic Scarborough project, Rowe Group has been working tirelessly with the Project Team to prepare a revised development solution for the site. We are now pleased to announce that the Amended Development Application for the Iconic Scarborough project has been lodged with the MRA, as of Friday 16 March 2018.

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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.

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WHY NOT?: COTTESLOE TOWN CENTRE

WHY NOT?: COTTESLOE TOWN CENTRE

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 a more creative and expansive way.

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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.

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HOW PLACEMAKING AND EARLY CONSULTATION CAN STREAMLINE APPROVALS PROCESSES

HOW PLACEMAKING AND EARLY CONSULTATION CAN STREAMLINE APPROVALS PROCESSES

Paul Cunningham and Forbes Chesterman from Rowe Group’s Design Studio attended Placemaking Week in Amsterdam in early October. Paul and Forbes were fortunate to collaborate with placemakers, planners, architects and designers from all over the world. One of the primary principles of placemaking, which was a constant theme throughout Placemaking Week, is community consultation and engagement.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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 interesting and vibrant urban, rural and coastal environments.

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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.

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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.

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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 night that attracted a wide audience of development professionals along with dignitaries from the Western Australian Government.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 granted in August 2015.

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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 knowledge shared by the speakers.

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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

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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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