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

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If you want to do be a successful developer, you will have realised that knowing how to to subdivide and develop property successfully means there is a lot you need to learn. 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 225 page guide-book on small lot subdivision and infill development in Western Australia. This book is a collation of all the answers you need in the one place. As you work through the 14 detailed chapters, complete with figures, tables, diagrams, and worked examples, 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.

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This eBook is an essential piece of reading and ongoing point of reference for all existing and aspiring residential infill developers in WA.

A detailed overview of all technical, statutory and strategic content in the E-book is outlined below.

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. Joint Ventures
    3. Stamp Duty
    4. Land Tax
    5. Capital Gains Tax
    6. GST and the Margin Scheme
    7. The importance of the Margin Scheme
    8. 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. Development Instruments and Processes
    1. Types of subdivision – the different instruments for title production
    2. Green Title and Survey Strata applications
    3. Built Strata applications
    4. Development Approval for Dwelling Construction
  5. Statutory Compliance: State Planning
    1. Key Western Australian Planning Documents
    2. SPP7.3 vol 1 “the R-codes”
    3. Section 7 of the R-codes
    4. DC.2.2 “Residential subdivision”
    5. Applying table 1 and the R-codes to Subdivision (Example)
  6. Statutory Compliance: Local Planning
    1. Local Planning in Context
    2. Developer Contribution Schemes
    3. Dual coded areas
    4. Rezoning
  7. Design Concessions and Variations
    1. Overview of Concessions and Variations
    2. Corner lot truncation additions
    3. Battle-axe concessions
    4. Variations: up to 5% criteria
    5. Variations: greater than 5% criteria (DC2.2 Corner lots)
    6. Concession: Special Purpose Dwellings
    7. Local Government Concessions and Variation
    8.  Decision Maker Discretion
  8. 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
    9. The Offer
  9. 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
  10. Feasibility Considerations
    1. Lot size and shape
    2. Location
    3. Street frontage
    4. Access
    5. Soil Classification
    6. Retaining
    7. Storm-water management
    8. Acid Sulphate soils (A.S.S)
    9. Lot features
    10. Easements and Covenants
    11. Utility Access and Costs
    12. Water and Sewer
    13. Electricity Supply
    14. Bushfire Prone Areas
    15. Retained Dwellings
  11. Subdivision Applications
    1. WAPC Application requirements
    2. WAPC Decision Letters
    3. Subdivision Project Planning
    4. Contractors, Pricing and Risk
    5. Subdivision Surveying
    6. Subdivision Engineering
    7. WaterCorp
    8. Western Power
    9. Gas and Telecommunications/Data
    10. Local Government
    11. Site clearing and demolition
    12. Earthworks, retaining/fencing and drainage installations
    13. Access leg construction
    14. Crossover removal/installation and verge reinstatement
    15. Retained dwellings upgrades (R- code compliance upgrades)
    16. Statutory matters
    17. Developer co-contributions and payment of fees
  12. Design, Tender and Construct
    1. Planning Process
    2. Feasibility Stage
    3. Detailed Design Stage
    4. Tender stage
    5. Design Completion Stage
    6. The Build Contract
  13. Clearances and Title Production
    1. WaterCorp Clearance
    2. Western Power Clearance
    3. Local Government Clearance
    4. Final WAPC clearance (Form 1C)
    5. Title Production
    6. Lot Sync Process
  14. 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
  15. Conclusion

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Copyright © 2020 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
Flynn Subdivision Experts
Suite 4/116 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA 6000

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

  1. Anthony Sciano (verified owner)

    I’ve been looking for a comprehensive guide to sub-division in WA and I’ve finally found it! High level of detail, well written and with practical application, which makes for an engaging read. Thank you Flynn Subdivision.

  2. 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.

  3. PANKAJ DALAL (verified owner)

    Hello Anton

    i am residential developer in new Zealand and moving to WA , i found E Book Excellent informative and giving all detail about subdivision we highly recommended to read E book which cover all technical , financial, planning and development aspects Thank you Flynn team

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