Subdivision Costs Perth – 2020 Overview

An Update on Subdivision Costs in Perth This article will provide a current summary of subdivisions costs in Perth and discuss the scope of work that drives these subdivision costs. Western Australia has a centrally administered land development (subdivision) system, meaning that subdivision applications are processed and administered at a state [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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|

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 [...]

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 [...]