New Medium Density Codes of Western Australia – Policy Update Bulletin

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

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 assumptions [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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