Max Fragar, our founder, Life Fellow PIA and Registered Planner, shares his insight on how subdivision is changing and the options available.
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My name is Max Fragar from the Council Approval Group.
You might have seen our magazine. You can get it on our website. You’ll see a nice picture of me about a third of the way into my career with my son, Colin, who you’ll also have seen on the website. We love what we do. I love what we do.
Can I subdivide my lot?
It’s a fairly narrow view of subdivision. And that’s what you typically remember as a broadacre subdivision in a new estate. That’s the typical process. Councils are moving more away from that.If you do get a broadacre lot, it’ll generally have restrictions that say:
- This is your building envelope.
- You can’t build closer to the boundary than this.
- Heights are restricted and whatever.
In some cases, you might finish up with a strata subdivision rather than a Torrens. So there is a range of different ways that you can subdivide. Don’t think it’s the end of the day if the rules say you need a 7000 square metres to subdivide into two lots. Quite often we can find a way around that.