[E-Book] Western Australia Infill Development: Technical Guidebook

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Accompanying technical notes for small lot subdivision and development in Western Australia.

Subdivision Experts are preparing detailed, technical State guidebooks as annexures to accompany the parent publication – The Infill Property Developer: A Concise Guide to Small lot Subdivision and Development in Australia. It is recommended to purchase both if developing in Western Australia.

The WA Infill Developers Technical Guidebook is the first of this series. it is an up to date, comprehensive 133 page guide-book on small lot subdivision and infill development in Western Australia. the book teaches you:

  •  WA’s planning framework and approvals process for subdivision and development,
  • State specific feasibility considerations,
  • Statutory processes, requirements, rules and regulations.
  • As in the parent volume, there is a wealth of detail, complete with figures, tables, diagrams, and worked examples.

By reading this eBook you will gain:

  • the expertise to avoid mistakes,
  • assess development potential correctly,
  • identify opportunities , and
  • remove all the uncertainty from the process in WA,

This knowledge will allow you to develop with confidence and competence, like an expert !

This is an eBook only. For full access to the corresponding training videos, materials and templates upgrade to the Full online training program (currently for WA only).


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

It provides an appropriately detailed overview of relevant technical, statutory and strategic knowledge required to develop property in WA, covering the following:

  1. 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
  2. Statutory Compliance: State Planning
    1. Key Western Australian Planning Documents
    2. SPP7.3 vol 1 “the R-codes”
    3. SPP7.3 vol 1 “part B – Low Density”
    4. SPP7.3 vol 1 “part C – Medium Density”
    5. Coordination with Local Planning Framework
    6. DC.2.2 “Residential subdivision”
    7. Meeting Site Area Requirements in the R-codes (Example)
  3. Statutory Compliance: Local Planning
    1. Local Planning in Context
    2. Developer Contribution Schemes
    3. Public Open Space Contributions
    4. Dual Coded Areas
    5. Rezoning
  4. 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
  5. Feasibility Considerations
    1. Lot size and shape
    2. Location
    3. Street Frontage
    4. Access
    5. Soil Classification
    6. Retaining Walls
    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
  6. 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
  7. 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

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 2022
Flynn Subdivision Experts
Suite 4/116 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA 6000

6 reviews for [E-Book] Western Australia Infill Development: Technical Guidebook

  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. 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

  3. Tom Deluca (verified owner)

    Thanks Anton for another great resource. I’m constantly referring to it, its my extremely detailed cheat sheet. Having it saved on my phone, as been really helpful to refer to while out on the field too. Thanks, Tom

  4. Zak Wilks (verified owner)

    If you’re serious about developing in WA I can’t recommend this detailed handbook enough! So many traps & pit falls could be easily avoided by familiarizing yourself with the content within this book. I also developed a better understanding of identifying value where others won’t in potential sites.

  5. Tommy Simpson (verified owner)

    This technical guidebook is amazing value and has shown me the ins and outs of a very complex process. Using this guidebook it’s saved me of a lot of making a lot of potentially costly and time consuming mistakes and has allowed me to learn from the best.

  6. mikolaj.ewert

    Great ebook and content. Very informative. It goes in depth through all the steps one by one.

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