If you’re feeling overwhelmed or drowning in endless paperwork and compliance, you’re not alone. The planning system is complex and can be frustrating for homeowners and investors.
Putting together a subdivision application can be extremely hard and tiring and dealing with council can be a nightmare, not to mention the whole process can be very expensive in both time and money. Plus, we’re pretty sure, you have better things to do… That’s where we fit in!
It’s what we do, all day, everyday. With a team of 10+ highly knowledgeable and experienced town planners, property consultants, registered architect and draftsman we’re pretty good at what we do.
Site area – Upon purchasing your land, you did not realise that in order to have a battle axe lot, the area that constitutes the axe handle cannot be included in the new lot area. Will council allow you to subdivide that land to achieve the same number of lots that you first envisaged?
Zoning – The land which you have just purchased and want to subdivide is zoned one of the Environmental Protection Zones under council’s Local Environmental Plan, and this zone limits the amount of developmental space for a new dwelling within each new lot. These limitations will impact on the development potential of the site and your economic returns. What would be the best subdivision design so that the maximum possible developable land area can be realised?
Aboriginal heritage – After purchasing your site and lodging your DA for subdivision with council, it is discovered that one of the new lots supports a relic that is protected as an Aboriginal heritage item under local and state heritage laws. Will you still be able to create this new lot? Who do you turn to in order to prepare the necessary Aboriginal heritage impact assessment and surveys of the land?
Access – Your land is particularly steep and only sections of the site will be capable of supporting a new dwelling house. You have included your proposed driveway in the DA plans to council, however council says that the land will be too steep to provide for suitable and safe access. Are there alternate locations where you could place the access? This is something you will need to elaborate upon in the application and show that the new allotments can be safely accessed by a vehicle.
Site coverage and landscaped area – You have purchased your land on the understanding that you have enough land area to create 5 new allotments. However, council refuses your DA because there is not enough land area for each new lot to achieve maximum site coverage and minimum landscaped area requirements. Can you get around these planning laws, and if so, how will you approach this?
Creating land titles – You finally achieve DA approval for your subdivision, only to discover an overwhelming list of conditions that must be addressed before you can receive your construction certificate and move forward towards registering your titles? How on earth do you get to the point where your land titles can be registered with the NSW Land Titles Office?
We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your subdivision is not an easy journey. It’s one that needs the best experience the industry has to offer. That’s why we’re here to help… We’d love to make your council approval journey for a subdivision simple and as pain free as possible.
We’ve worked on thousands of subdivision projects and have dedicated town planners and designers that specialise in this type of development application.
You can glean from the wisdom we’ve gained from all of our past projects. 25 years of being in the industry and our 50 consecutive years of experience has taught us a few things.
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“From our first phone call we gained a sense of confidence… This was our first development and they coached us through the whole process… Even though we are beginners they communicated to us in a respectful and informative way. We would recommend their services.”