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Housing estates approvals?

Discussion in 'Development' started by Jenko, 8th Nov, 2015.

  1. Jenko

    Jenko Active Member

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    Is it local council or state government that approves new housing estate developments?
     
  2. Jeffb

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    Local Council
     
  3. LifesGood

    LifesGood Home Building & Development Consultant Business Member

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    Are you referring to the entire development, or the building approvals on the individual lots within that development?

    New subdivisions or estates are approved at a state level, with the individual building approvals handled at a local council level. This is relevant for WA, not sure about other states.
     
  4. Westminster

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    Sort of :)
    Whole subdivisions must first be approved by the local council - the will approve the structure plan for the area, impose their town planning scheme laws on it, create new town planning scheme laws on it, assess all environment/traffic/disposal of water/run-off etc etc
    Once the Council is happy with the design of the area plan and approve it then it is sent to govt to be ratified and they will gazette it.
    Again as @LifesGood said this is the process for WA.
     
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  5. Aaron Sice

    Aaron Sice Well-Known Member

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    Why would you go that route, Myf?

    If we had followed that route, we still wouldn't have approval. Council wanted 17m road reserves, turning lanes, 11.5m wide laneways .....(City of Armadale). Ask TBB about it.

    We just submitted to the Planning Commission, who then consulted with Armadale alongside us.

    We complied with their engineering requirements but they wanted more. Planning Commission forced them into a position that they had to justify why they were going above and beyond their own requirements.

    They couldn't, so we are granted approval based on our standard 15.4m roads.

    This is the usual way of doing it - I don't know why you would hand local govt so much power and sway over your process when they have no right to it under the P&DAct?
     
  6. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    I'm still a n00b at this :)
    I'll check which way we are doing. I assumed what I wrote above but my n00bdom means I don't actually know the answer to the question I didn't know I needed to ask.
    Will check :confused:
     
  7. LifesGood

    LifesGood Home Building & Development Consultant Business Member

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    Are you developing a land estate now too Myf?
     
  8. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    Umm no. Nothing to see here. This is not the droid you are looking for.
     
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  9. LifesGood

    LifesGood Home Building & Development Consultant Business Member

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    Ah, I see you know your Jedi well!
     
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