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 [...]

Perth’s Housing Market – COVID Update

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 [...]

Perth Property Market Predictions 2021

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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