Subdivision & Property Development Articles

Online Due Diligence Tutorial (Free)

By |2024-04-05T07:24:32+08:00April 5th, 2024|Property Development, Property Development Feasibility, Training|

A complimentary online tutorial on using the STASH property platform This complimentary online tutorial is about how to use the STASH property platform in your property development endeavors to: help source off market properties for development research property development sites on the market analyse a sites value and relevant [...]

How to Develop Property Successfully in Western Australia

By |2023-09-12T08:10:28+08:00September 12th, 2023|Property Development, Property Development Strategy, Subdivision|

Professional perspectives to help you with getting started in property development in WA. What a year 2023 has been so far for Perth property development, and what a good time it is to prepare for a big 2024. This article is a reflective piece about how to develop property successfully in Western [...]

Money Talk with Troy June 2023

By |2023-06-21T06:45:12+08:00June 21st, 2023|Subdivision Costs|

Today's post covers some quite disparate topics that have no common theme, hence the quote from the Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carol. Is the world we live in Alice’s wonderland? Well yes and no. Where to start? 'Begin at the beginning, the King said, very gravely, and go on [...]

Medium Density Codes of WA

By |2024-04-08T04:25:02+08:00May 19th, 2023|Property Development, R-Codes|

Lots to learn about the threats and opportunities for developers in the new state planning policy framework for Western Australia. On the 1st of April 2023, 14 individuals commenced their education on the incoming medium density planning framework in WA. In a hands on, practical workshop environment, followed by 3 [...]

Perth Property Market Predictions for 2023

By |2023-02-27T12:03:08+08:00February 10th, 2023|Construction and building, Property Development, Property Development Feasibility, Property Development Strategy, Subdivision, Subdivision Costs|

After what seems to have been a protracted break for everyone in Western Australia over the festive season, we are now all back at the wheel of our business and personal endeavours. A quick survey of the state of affairs brings us to prepare our Perth property market predictions for 2023, based [...]

Money Talk with Troy

By |2023-02-15T07:42:59+08:00January 16th, 2023|Property Development, Property Development Feasibility, Property Development Strategy, Subdivision, Subdivision Costs|

Wanted: Persons 25-52y/o for the purpose of being unemployed, watching tv, drinking beer, must have own thongs, no experience necessary. I get a lot of articles across my desk and with increasing regularity, they tend to be about the impending financial crisis. I try not to read them as they have [...]

2022 Review – Western Australian Property Developers

By |2022-12-12T15:36:23+08:00December 9th, 2022|Construction and building, Development Site Selection, Property Development, Property Development Feasibility, Subdivision|

A Big Farewell to 2022: A Western Australian Property Developers Year in Review How we have saved the bottom line with Medium Density Developments in the post Covid frenzy. It is no secret that its currently an incredibly tough time to develop property out there. There has never been higher demand for [...]

New Medium Density Codes of Western Australia – Policy Update Bulletin

By |2022-04-22T10:59:20+08:00April 22nd, 2022|Construction and building, Development Site Selection, Property Development, Property Development Feasibility, R-Codes, Subdivision|

What impact are the new regulations going to have your development? The new medium density codes were due for rollout in Western Australia in 2021. After considerable consultation and significant concern during community consultation however, and some reshuffling of priorities in the department of planning's agenda, the rollout was pushed back [...]

Council contributions for property developers

By |2021-12-08T09:15:44+08:00December 8th, 2021|Construction and building, Property Development, Property Development Feasibility, Property Development Strategy, Subdivision, Subdivision Costs|

Learn all about infrastructure and Public open space charges in Western Australia. When subdividing or developing land in western Australia, there are many different costs that the average developer realises in the course of doing a deal. There are all the regular fees and charges around surveying, engineering, design and [...]

Tax consequences for property developers in Australia

By |2021-11-24T10:58:46+08:00November 9th, 2021|Property Development, Property Development Feasibility, Property Development Strategy, Subdivision, Subdivision Costs|

Consider your net tax position, not gross This article has been prepared to highlight the importance of careful tax planning and advice before developing larger parcels of land in Australia. Many landowners are of the view that taking full responsibility for developing their own property will put them in a better [...]

Perth’s Housing Market – COVID Update

By |2021-11-22T10:16:37+08:00October 18th, 2021|Construction and building, Property Development, Property Development Strategy, Subdivision|

When the WA border re-opens, what will happen to the Perth housing market? It would be an understatement to say that the COVID pandemic has had some interesting impacts on global markets. The effect at home has been varied – Perth has arguably benefited in many areas. The explosion in housing [...]

Rural Subdivisions for Developers

By |2021-11-24T11:00:59+08:00September 9th, 2021|Construction and building, Property Development, Subdivision, Subdivision Costs|

Rural subdivision overview for developers Rural Subdivision in country WA is a slightly different endeavour to subdividing land in the city. There are many other considerations from an economic, social, environmental, and planning perspective to consider. I will focus particularly on these in this article and remind the reader that [...]

Perth Property Market Predictions 2021

By |2021-11-22T10:38:35+08:00January 16th, 2021|Construction and building, Development Site Selection, Property Development, Property Development Strategy, R-Codes, Subdivision|

A property developers market update for the year ahead in Western Australia The West Australian property market had been on a steady slump trajectory for the better part of a decade leading up to 2021. Early last year we saw the green shoots of a long-anticipated Perth property market recovery [...]

The Dirt on Property Development

By |2021-11-24T11:05:49+08:00September 24th, 2020|Development Site Selection, Property Development Feasibility, Subdivision Costs|

Understanding how soil classification effects subdivision and development costs When developing or subdividing land, you need to understand that the site you purchase must be able to accommodate its intended development (residential dwellings in this instance) relative to the soil type and classification. If the soil classification and/or site conditions [...]

Planning Reform for Western Australia to Help Infill Developers

By |2021-11-24T11:21:40+08:00May 22nd, 2020|Property Development, Property Development Feasibility, R-Codes|

Planning Reform for Western Australia : Overview On Wednesday the 20th of May, the Western Australian State Government announced an Action Plan for Planning Reform as part of COVID-19 economic recovery measures. Significant legislative, regulatory and policy changes will be implemented over the coming months to support Western Australia’s COVID-19 economic [...]

Subdividing Land and Building: Strategy Focus

By |2021-11-24T11:22:23+08:00December 10th, 2019|Construction and building, Property Development, Property Development Strategy, Subdivision|

Subdividing Land and Building in Western Australia Subdividing land and building new dwellings will continue to play an important role in providing housing opportunities for the states growing population. In this article we will explore why, from a planning perspective and development economics perspective. Whether you’re subdividing one block into two [...]

Development Site Finder 101

By |2021-11-24T11:24:41+08:00October 9th, 2019|Development Site Selection, Property Development, Property Development Feasibility, Property Development Strategy, Subdivision|

Development Site Finder Metrics - The Rule of Three What are the best suburbs to develop and subdivide in? Want to become an expert development site finder? Well, becoming an expert development site finder requires skill and expertise. This article will explain the metrics you should be assessing when considering which [...]

The R Codes WA – What You Need to Know

By |2021-11-24T11:25:44+08:00October 4th, 2019|Development Site Selection, Property Development, Property Development Feasibility, R-Codes, Subdivision|

An Overview of The R Codes WA - How do They Effect You? Do you know what the R-codes are? Did you know they have been recently updated? For the purposes of small lot subdivision and infill development in western Australia, the most important reference document is State Planning Policy  7.3 [...]

How Will the 2019 Election Affect the Property Market?

By |2019-12-10T12:05:06+08:00May 28th, 2019|Property Development|

Two Saturdays ago, the liberal party under the leadership of Scott Morrison, delivered an unexpected but welcome election victory for property developers, mortgage brokers and real estate investors in Perth, many of whom were nervously sitting on the sidelines expecting the opposite result and more years on the property doldrums. They [...]

Property Development Finance Australia

By |2022-02-15T11:22:36+08:00March 29th, 2019|Property Development, Property Development Feasibility, Property Development Strategy|

Property Development Finance in a Tough Lending Market Getting the Right Property Development Finance for Your Project Have you heard of the expression "no money, no project?". Nothing is truer said. Many developers fail to get projects off the ground or delude themselves about a projects viability because they make erroneous assumptions [...]

How to Make Money Subdividing Property

By |2021-11-24T10:51:21+08:00March 5th, 2019|Property Development Feasibility, Subdivision, Subdivision Costs|

How to Make Money Subdividing Property in Western Australia Five tips to maximise your profits by developing and subdividing land. As subdivision and property development consultants, we have a lot of people asking us how to make money subdividing property in Western Australia. How do we maximise our returns? What makes [...]

Perth Property Market Predictions 2019

By |2019-12-10T14:54:18+08:00December 17th, 2018|Property Development|

The McGowan Government’s announcement early this month that it will lift Keystart loans by more than $400 million to stimulate housing demand is good news for subdivision in the Perth property market. The stimulus package, aimed at lower-income earners, is particularly relevant in WA as nearly 80% of Keystart loans in [...]

Using Granny Flats: WA Developer Tips

By |2021-11-24T10:45:29+08:00October 7th, 2018|Development Site Selection, Property Development, Property Development Feasibility, Property Development Strategy, R-Codes|

Incorporating Special Purpose Dwellings into Subdivisions The Residential Design Codes of Western Australia has a specific (and mostly unknown) section devoted to the provision of special purpose dwellings in residentially coded areas of the community. These are; Ancillary dwellings (can be granny flats in WA, in this instance they are not [...]

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