Property Development

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 or [...]

Development Site Finder 101

Development Site Finder Metrics - The Rule of Three Want to become an expert development site finder? Well, becoming an expert development site finder requires skill and expertise. There are different schools of thought and strategies to pursue when it comes to researching and choosing the right property development site. In [...]

The R Codes WA – What You Need to Know

An Overview of The R Codes WA - How do They Effect You? For the purposes of small lot subdivision and infill development in western Australia, the most important reference document is State Planning Policy  7.3 vol 1 the R-codes. WA state government Acts reference the document, as a consequence its [...]

Property Syndicate Facts and Tips

Is a Residential Property Syndicate a Good Idea? What is a property syndicate? is it smart to get involved in one? In the current financial and lending climate in Western Australia, it has been very topical for people to investigate joining or forming property syndicates. Perth has been a tough market [...]

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|

Design WA R-Code Changes for Developers

Design WA - the Future of Development Design and Assessment Design WA is a major milestone for statutory planning in Western Australia. Over the last few years, The Department of Planning Lands and Heritage (DPLH), in conjunction with the West Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) and other key stakeholders, have conducted an [...]

Property Development Finance Australia

Property Development Finance in a Tough Lending Market Property development finance is currently perceived to be very tough to get in the west Australian credit market. Recent regulatory changes and investigation into lending practice by various regulatory bodies such as ASIC, APRA and most recently a Royal Commission into banking misconduct [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]