Development Site Selection

The Dirt on Property Development

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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