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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Residential Design Codes WA: Using Variations

Variations and Concessions to the Residential Design Codes WA In Western Australia, the WAPC (Western Australian Planning Commission) centrally administers all subdivision applications, and assesses them against the residential design codes WA. All subdivision applications are received and reviewed by the WAPC in consultation with relevant stakeholders (Local Government, Western Power, [...]

By |2020-01-28T13:56:08+08:00July 31st, 2018|Development Site Selection, R-Codes, Subdivision|

R20/40 Zoning Definition

Dual density zoning, what does it mean for you? Dual density zoning (also called "dual density coding", “split residential density” or “bonus zoning”) is an initiative we are seeing adopted and applied to subdivision applications by many councils in Western Australia. It allows local governments to offer more flexibility to property [...]

By |2020-01-28T14:03:56+08:00April 18th, 2018|R-Codes, Subdivision|

How do you subdivide land in WA?

Three Strategy tips on How to Subdivide Land Are you wondering how do you subdivide land in Western Australia? As an investment strategy, buying a property to subdivide is a great way to increase your property portfolio and potentially increase your wealth. People have different reasons for buying property to subdivide. The [...]

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 [...]