Duplex subdivision - minimum land size

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  1. MG7

    MG7 New Member

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    Hi,

    I am in the early stages of planning a knock down rebuild of a property in the Wollongong LGA. I am looking at a duplex development on an 817 sqm block with a wide frontage as a complying development.

    The Low Rise Housing Diversity Code allows a dual occupancy development on a block size of a minimum of 400sqm, however, the Wollongong LEP 2009 only allows a minimum lot size of 449sqm for most residential land.

    Does this mean that I would be able to build a duplex as a complying development, however, would not be able to torrens subdivide because I didn't meet the minimum lot size requirements? Or am I missing something? Thanks!
     
  2. Archaon

    Archaon Well-Known Member

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    you can sometimes torrens subdivide if it allows for it in the LEP, have you searched the address on www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au?

    Doesn't appear that Wollongong allows for subdivision under the minimum lot size.


    Would need a clause like the following.

     
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  3. MG7

    MG7 New Member

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    Thanks, I have checked on the portal and as per the LEP the minimum is 449sqpm.

    My best bet might be to give a town planner a call at the Council.
     
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