Schools 

Development Approvals and Facilitation

Echelon has extensive recent and ongoing experience in assisting independent schools and education providers to contruct new schools and expand existing education centres. We are well-aquainted with the complexities, time-pressures and processes required to prepare comprehensive planning applications and gain necessary approvals through a variety of Councils in inner-city and outer-metropolitan Melbourne locations.

 

Recent and ongoing school projects include:

 

  • Catholic Education Melbourne’s new Harpley School (City of Wyndham): Echelon prepared and managed a planning permit application for a new P-6 school and is currently providing post-approval assistance.

  • Simonds Catholic School (City of Melbourne): Echelon is currently managing a master plan process for the redevelopment of part of the school, which includes the demolition and replacement of buildings to facilitate a significant redevelopment and increase to student numbers.

  • St Marys Catholic College (City of Stonnington): Echelon is currently assisting with a master planning process to help redevelop this existing P-6 school.

  • Olivine’s Grammar School in Donnybrook (City of Whittlesea): Echelon prepared and managed a planning permit application for a new P-12 school and continues to assist with post-approval planning services.

  • Hume Grammar School in Mickleham (City of Hume): Echelon prepared and managed a Ministerial Planning Scheme Amendment to revive expired controls for this P-12 school and has subsequently prepared a series of planning applications to help expand facilities and student numbers.

  • Woodleigh School (Mornington and Frankston Councils): Echelon has provided strategic planning advice for the various campuses for this independent K-12 school and has prepared and lodged planning permit application for new facilities and sustainable development upgrades. 

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