How Many Lots Can I Get In A Subdivision?

After you find out whether you can get a subdivision, the next question is typically, ‘How many lots can I get?’

Max Fragar, our founder, Life Fellow PIA and Registered Planner, explains how the number of lots is determined.

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So how many lots can I get in my subdivision? Good question. My name is Max Fragar of the Council Approval Group.

How many lots can I get in my subdivision?

It’s a simple question. Depending on the complexity of the subdivision, getting to the point of answering that question is a process.

First of all, are you getting a strata lot or you are getting Torrens title lot or are you getting community title lots?

So what you need to do is to start with a preliminary assessment, which we do. It looks at your property. It looks at the provisions related to subdivision by Torrens title, straight Torrens title subdivision, and maybe subdivision provisions that arise out of another type of project like a dual occupancy or a townhouse development.

You look at the subdivision provisions. Once you’ve done that, then we do all the rules. What are the rules related to subdivision, lot size, setback, and minimum frontage? Is it bush fire prone? Is a part of the site that can’t be developed because it’s close to a creek? All of those things. Setbacks, site coverage, floor space ratio and all those things come into it. Then once you’ve got that in front of you, you can basically do a concept that tells you what the lot yield is.
Now, that might sound complicated for maybe a 1 into 2 lot subdivision or a dual occupancy subdivision, but it’s still the basic process you go through. You need to know what is the best type of subdivision, which process you follow, can a certifier do part of it, or does it have to be council.

Take the First Step

So if you’re wanting to find out how many lots, you book in a consultation on our website or give us a call and we’ll have a talk to you. We’ll probably do a preliminary assessment to be sure that we’re following the right process. Then we can maximise the return.

What you don’t want is to do a subdivision plan and find that it doesn’t comply with some of the rules. Because then you’ve got to go back and start again. So it’s a good process. We look forward to assisting you.