Team Nick Cancer Retreat – Site Specific Planning Scheme Amendment

Specialist Services

Cancer retreat 3d
––The Nicholas Timms Foundation purchased a property in Healesville within the Green Wedge Zone to develop a Cancer Retreat. This zoning is very restrictive and Millar | Merrigan worked closely with Yarra Ranges Shire to propose a solution that will see this facility become a reality.



CLIENT: Team Nick

In 2013 Millar | Merrigan were approached by Team Nick for assistance in obtaining planning approval for a cancer retreat and hobby farm in Healesville. The founder’s son Nicholas passed away from an aggressive form of brain cancer at age 21 months, and in his sons memory the Nicholas Timms Foundation was created. This is a charity whose core purpose is to support kids with cancer and in turn the families who are affected. The Foundation intends to fund and build a retreat where families with children affected by cancer can visit free of charge and basically just relax away from the stresses of day to day life.

Millar | Merrigan have assisted with Town Planning Advice, liason with Council and submission of a Planning Scheme Amendment to the Department. We look forward to seeing this project come to fruition.

Town Planning

  • Preliminary Planning advise and discussions with Council
  • Design of cancer retreat and preparation of detailed drawings, including 3D representations
  • Preparation of detailed documentation regarding the proposed Planning Scheme Amendment
  • Submission of Planning Scheme Amendment to the Planning Minister, with the support of the Yarra Ranges Council