Can't subdivide - options?

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  1. one80

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    Looking at a parcel of land, near Adelaide CBD, that can't be subdivided.

    If I was to purchase, what would be my options for developing for 2-3 apartments/dwellings?
    Could I strata or duplex them? Are there any benefits or limitations with either?
     
  2. Archaon

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    depends on the zoning etc
     
  3. Tufan Chakir

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    Why can't you subdivide?
     
  4. one80

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    The Council Development Plan has strict minimum allotment sizes, even under the new Act (or so it appears).
     
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    I would expect if you can't subdivide then you can't do 2-3 of anything - subdividing is generally the same as strata (it's a type of subdivision) however in your State I believe there is quite major differences in lot sizes for torrens or strata.
    I did note that @Erica posted some changes for Adelaide that might benefit your situation if you have one of those zoning types - thread here S.A. new Planning Code to replace all existing council development plans.
     
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    DCP are not law, development is based on the LEP so I would focus on that.

    I don't know the planning controls around SA, but I am pretty sure despite its stringent planning controls it is written in the LEP there is always a degree of flexibility and all DA are assessed on its merits. It is in NSW.

    If the min lot size is 500m2 and your block is 900m2 chances are you would be getting a two lot subdivision. What is the governing LEP for your area?
     
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    min lot size 500?

    900 / 2 = 450 last time i used a calculator
     
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    What part of that confuses you?
     
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    OP mentions he cant get a subdivision assuming he has done his research.

    if you're 50sqm under the minimum lot size, pretty sure you wont get it for torrens.
    although in NSW you will possibly be able to get a Strata Subdivision subject to conditions.
     
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    There is a minimum of 450m2 for a lot of land to be subdivided in a LEP that ive developed in in NSW, if you meet requirements you can torrens subdivide under 450m2 but above 300m2.
     
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    There is always a degree of flexibility when it comes to planning controls in NSW. It is written in every relevant LEP.
     
  12. one80

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    Thanks - have checked under that new tool and it shows the minimum lot size is 800m2. The land is just under 950m2.
     
  13. Thomacino

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    Min lot size of 800m2 on a 950m2 block and you thought 2-3 lot yield?

    I don't think subdivision is the correct word.

    What is the FSR and max building height?, if applicable.
     
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  14. Tufan Chakir

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    Is it a mandatory minimum, or preferred minimum. Does the control say "must" or "should".
    I'd be getting some town planning or legal advice to be sure - and not relying on the Council to advise
     

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