Subdivision & Property Development Articles

Risks in Property Development

What are the risks in property development? Seven mistakes developers make by overlooking the risks in property development. Although it can be lucrative and you can make a lot of money, most people appreciate there are a lot of potential risks in property development. The problem is, most people don't know what [...]

How do Property Developers Make Money?

What are the secrets to making money in property development? How do property developers make money in Western Australia? If you are getting started in property development, you might be wondering how property developers make money? This article looks at three main factors that are paramount to how property developers to make [...]

Planning Reform for Western Australia to Help Infill Developers

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 recovery. [...]

Subdividing Land and Building: Strategy Focus

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

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

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?

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 [...]

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

Property Development Finance Australia

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 [...]

How to Make Money Subdividing Property

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

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 [...]

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

Using Granny Flats: WA Developer Tips

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 [...]

The Subdivision Cost Calculator

The Subdivision Cost Calculator: Is my Project Worth It? Do you know how accurately calculate subdivision costs and your projects viably? Do you know what residual land value is? You need to become an expert subdivision cost calculator to ensure your developments are profitable, and that means understanding how to compile [...]

R20/40 Zoning Definition

Dual density zoning, what does it mean for you? There seems to be a lot of confusion and misinformation around dual density coding in Western Australia. This is amongst novice and experience developers alike- they are often getting the wrong advice and information, either from selling agents, colleagues or through their [...]

By |2020-07-21T12:34:28+08:00April 18th, 2018|R-Codes, Subdivision|

Bushfire Prone Areas for Subdivisions

Subdividing in Bushfire Prone Areas of WA Subdividing rural land, or subdividing land in bushfire prone areas, is becoming increasingly common in Western Australia. Many people are finding themselves in the position of having to jump through extra planning hoops in the process. Councils have infill targets that they need to [...]

Corner Block Subdivision in West Australia

Do you own a potential corner block subdivision? Corner block subdivision has become a hot topic in western Australia. Some important State Planning Policy changes have been gazetted by way of Development Control Policy 2.2 (DC2.2). In particular, they will affect the subdivision potential of corner lots in suburbs across the [...]

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