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AMENDMENT VC253

SMALL SECOND HOMES ARE THE NEW BLACK by Isobell Vescovi It’s no secret that housing demand has continued to increase in Victoria over the past decade, with ever-relatable memes and stark news reports continuing to remind us how desperate the situation has become. Naturally, many people (not just the young) are looking for alternatives to […]
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WELCOME TO ANDREW CLARKE

UPco is delighted to welcome (back) on board a new Principal Consultant, Andrew Clarke. While Andrew has been running his own consultancy for the last two decades, he was once a member of our team back in the early days. We took a minute to find out what Andrew has been up to lately, and […]
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Planning shake-up with Victorian housing reforms | Amendment VC242, September 2023

The Victorian Government has released its much anticipated Housing Statement, outlining a number of reforms to help address the issues of housing supply and affordability. We’ve pulled together this overview to explain what these changes mean, and how they may affect our development partners in Victoria. By way of background Victoria will deliver 800,000 new […]
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AMANDA RING ON SUCCESSION PLANNING & WHY IT MATTERS

After five years as Managing Director, UPco’s Amanda Ring is passing the baton. Perhaps a little surprisingly, Amanda, with her UPco partners, made the decision to re-structure and rebrand their business in 2020; making the transition from SJB Planning to Urban Planning Collective (better known as UPco). If that wasn’t enough, they embraced an office […]
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