buying land in rural areas , dos donts and how to check zoning

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  1. Hot8688

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    Hi folks

    Can people give me a list or links to do searches of titles , zoning , easements and other important details when looking at rural land in NSW please ?

    If i have "DP numbers" is that what i start with ?

    If i browse on realestate.com.au or Domain the listings dont always give much info.

    There appears to be different requirements for size of land versus permitted use between different LGA's

    I want 5 - 50 acres to build a home and farm shed with workshop, engage in a small home business growing native seedlings , have some acres for small scale agriculture and if there is land suitable , also engage in some regenerative work to support native fauna.

    What can people suggest i include in my due diligence ?
     
  2. SeafordSunshine

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    Perhaps be starting with a business plan, rather than browsing the internet?
    Once you have a really good plan you will know 'if the land is suitable'
    I hope this helps
     
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    • S149 certificate will give you alot of info on zoning, flooding, environmental protection areas and any development controls which apply
    • 5-50 acres is a wide range
    • What soil profile, soil improvement, topography are you after?
    • Carrying capacity?
    • Climate?
    • Irrigation?
    • Dams?
    • Hydro or traditional?
    • Is this going to be classed as primary production or a hobby farm?
    Every council area differs.
     
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    Business plan for a retirement home and hobby farm ?

    my plan is to obtain information allowing me to explore permitted uses
     
  6. Scott No Mates

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    Consider engaging a regional town planner and an agronomist.

    Read the LEPs, DCPs & SEPPs applicable to the land.

    Do you qualify for a loan or are you a cashed up buyer? Hence the business plan.
     
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    Look out for endangered/critically endangered veg species or communities on the land. Can be very restrictive if found. Check bushfire prone land for possible future building platform constraints.
     
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    No Finance required .
     
  10. Scott No Mates

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    That's One hurdle overcome however you still need to complete your due diligence and should prepare a business plan to 'sell the proposal' to yourself as the investor.
     
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