[E-Book] The Infill Property Developer: A Concise Guide to Small lot Subdivision and Development in Australia

$49.00 includes GST

If you want to do be a successful developer, you will soon realise that knowing how to subdivide and develop property successfully means a lot of learning! The costs, the processes, the market, the finance, the planning compliance, what to buy, where to buy. Then you need to put it all together, apply it to a real deal, and be certain the outcome is going to be profitable. Initially there is a lot of uncertainty and a many questions that need answers. Few of the are in the one place, and many are hard to find. Until now.

We have published “The Infill Property Developer” – an up to date, comprehensive 152 page guide-book on small lot subdivision and infill development in Australia. This book is a collation of all the answers you need in the one place. There are detailed chapters, complete with figures, tables, diagrams, and worked examples. By reading this eBook you will gain the expertise to avoid mistakes, the knowledge of how to structure a profitable deal, and remove all the uncertainty from the process, allowing you to develop with confidence and competence.

This is an eBook only.

For full access to the corresponding training videos, materials and templates upgrade to the Full online training program. (Online course is currently applicable for West Australia only)


This eBook is an essential piece of reading and ongoing point of reference for all existing and aspiring residential infill developers in Australia. It provides an appropriately detailed overview of relevant technical, statutory and strategic knowledge required to develop property all over Australia:

Table of Contents


  1. Development Strategy and Principles
    1. Property Models
    2. Development Profit Drivers
    3. The market- research expectations and demand
    4. Planning legislation compliance
    5. Design coordination
    6. Affordability
    7. Design ownership
    8. The Property Cycle
    9. Leverage
  2. Taxation and Accounting
    1. Property Development Accounting
    2. Activity Classification by the ATO
    3. Key Factors For Determining Tax Treatment
    4. Syndicates
    5. Joint Ventures
    6. Stamp Duty
    7. Land Tax
    8. Capital Gains Tax
    9. GST and the Margin Scheme
    10. The importance of the Margin Scheme:
    11. Tax Accountants (property specialists)
  3. Finance
    1. Financing property developments
    2. Residential lending
    3. Commercial lending
    4. Presale conditions
    5. Bank lenders and Non-bank lenders
    6. Peak Debt
    7. Non Borrowing costs
    8. Presenting to Lenders
  4. Planning Framework
    1. The Interaction between State and Local Planning Frameworks
    2. Strategic Planning Function
    3. Statutory Planning Function
    4. Planning Compliance and Controls
    5. Concessions and Variations to Performance Reequipments
  5. Planning Instruments and Processes
    1. Subdivision Approval and Title Production
    2. Development Approval for Dwelling Construction
  6. Site Acquisition
    1. Acquisition Parameters and Metrics
    2. Amenity
    3. High Owner Occupier Rate
    4. Stock Scarcity
    5. Suburb Research
    6. Buyers Agents
    7. Options
    8. Development Leases and Agreements
    9. The Offer
  7. Feasibility Studies
    1. Importance of Feasibility Studies
    2. Feasibility Study Process and Input Data
    3. Comparative market analysis
    4. Town Planning investigation
    5. Feature survey and/or dwelling concept sketches/overlays
    6. Preliminary engineering investigation
    7. A summary of indicative cost estimates and ROI forecast
    8. Data Presentation
    9. Return on Investment/Cost (ROI or ROC)
    10. Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)
    11. Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
    12. Residual Value
    13. Sensitivity Analysis
  8. Feasibility Considerations
    1. Developer Contribution Schemes
    2. Lot size and shape
    3. Location
    4. Street frontage
    5. Access
    6. Soil Classification
    7. Slope
    8. Storm-water Management
    9. Lot features
    10. Easements and Covenants
    11. Utility Access and Costs
    12. Bushfire Prone Areas
    13. Retained Dwellings
  9. Project Delivery
    1. Planning Process
    2. Feasibility Stage
    3. Planning Approvals Stage
    4. Design Development Stage
    5. Working Drawing Stage
    6. The Build Contract
  10. Sales and Marketing
    1. Project Marketing
    2. Target market identification
    3. Advertising medium selection
    4. Timing of project marketing
    5. End Sales
    6. Pre-sales
    7. Competition analysis
    8. Pricing mechanisms
    9. Real Estate Agents
    10. Staging
    11. House and Land packages
  11. Conclusion

This Publication is subject to Copyright.

Copyright © 2022 by FLYNN Subdivision Experts, All rights reserved. This book, or any portion thereof, may not be reproduced, re distributed or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher except for the use of brief quotations in a book review.

Printed in the Commonwealth of Australia
First Published 2019


1 review for [E-Book] The Infill Property Developer: A Concise Guide to Small lot Subdivision and Development in Australia

  1. David Lennert (verified owner)

    I just finished reading through this E-book. I highly recommend reading this as a starting point for anyone looking to subdivide and or become a developer.

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