Computer Game?-No, its Virtual Building Explorer

Southern Stand, WIN Stadium, Wollongong was used for our first VBE

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New Street Setback Requirements for Multi-Unit Residential Developments in the Illawarra

Chapter B1 Residential Development of  Wollongong City Council's new consolidated Development Control Plan (DCP) for multi-unit residential developments (which came into effect earlier this year) has increased the required street setback from 4.0m to 6.0m. Developers with proposals 'on their drawing boards' should be aware that this is an increase of 2.0m over the previous DCP49 requirements of 4.om.

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Draft Technical Standards for Private Bushfire Shelters-Comment

Example of Underground Private Bushfire Shelter (Courtesy of ABC)

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Realize Congratulate Council on Early Approval for Major Alterations & Additions to Woonona Residence

Gahans Avenue View

Gahans Avenue View

Realize congratulate Wollongong City Council on their fast tracking of  DA applications after receiving their second early consent within 24 hours. Similarly to the Tarrawanna residence of our earlier blog, the approval has been received months earlier than expected.

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Tarrawanna Residence Alterations & Additions Approved ahead of schedule

View of the proposal from Corrimal Street

View of the proposal from Corrimal Street

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Pennant Hills Hotel DA lodged with Hornsby Council

View of New Terraces

The exciting Pennant Hills Inn project today moved a step closer to being realized after it was lodged with Hornsby Shire Council for development approval. The full refurbishment and construction makeover of the existing hotel, with new family focussed facilities and sun soaked  terraces, is expected to commence in August.

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New bushfire shelter standards released

The ABCB has released a Draft Standard for the construction of Bushfire Shelters for public comment. Realize will post our comments shortly. A copy can be downloaded from here

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