Costs can only be definitively calculated after the Form 1A (conditional Approval) is lodged and the WAPC has given us the conditions for approval- these conditions will drive project scope moving forward, and determine the work to be done. Some of these costs require production of drawings (planning phase), which allow us to accurately cost their execution (construction phase).
Using our experience and a database of previous subdivisions in a multitude of localities across WA, we are able to provide cost estimates for most subdivision projects. For clients still deciding if their project is feasible, FLYNN provide a number of services designed to give you the confidence and support you need to affect a go/no go decision at the start of the project. You can learn to perform your own feasibility studies with us or engage us to perform them for you.
Feasibility studies and reporting are essential to assess scope; timeline and costs specific to your project and give you a better idea of whats involved with your particular subdivision project.
In General, costs will include a combination of the following:
- Surveying costs. This will depend on the number of lots and type of subdivision application being made.
- Project management fees (if applicable),
- WAPC application fees. The WAPC sets fixed fees for the consideration of the Form 1A and 1C applications. A standard 2 lot subdivision would have WAPC fees of approximately $3500 and $600 dollars respectively for each stage.
- Contributions to utility providers and Local Government
- R-code compliance upgrades to any retained dwellings
- Civil/drainage and geotechnical engineering, planning and certification fees
- Preparation of subdivision lots and associated site work costs including demolition, site clearing, earthworks and retaining
- Drainage and access leg upgrades and installation costs.
- Holding costs and rates
- Building costs
The average small lot subdivision would cost most people upwards of $40 000.