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Minimum site sqm block to build 3 to 4 dwellings

Discussion in 'Development' started by Jamestangjjj, 28th Jul, 2015.

  1. Jamestangjjj

    Jamestangjjj Member

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    Hello experienced developers,

    Could you please tell me what is the Minimum site sqm block to build 3 to 4 dwellings is NSW /Sydney?

    i understand reading Shahin site in Baulkham hills with a 700 sqm block can build 4 dwellings. But that was a corner block.

    I also understand it has to have zoning of R3 or R4 and frontage.

    So what is the general requirement?

    Any one here can share their experiences of which council is most generous and allow triplex or 4x dwelling in a minimum size block?

    tx
     
  2. Arnel

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    Hi James,

    You probably want to start buy contacting you local government and collecting a bit more imformation about land size, shape, setback, zoning, easements

    Arnel :)
     
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    Decide upon an area then read the LEP & DCP.
     
  4. Kael

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    What the others have said before me. :p

    It really depends on the council.

    Also, as for Shahin's site in Baulkham Hills, I believe it was because he was within 400m of a commercial area. I'm sure he'll post here with the info soon.
     
  5. Jamestangjjj

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    tx for the reply. yes did a bit of research into this
     
  6. Jamestangjjj

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    i can see now is not just black and white with the council. It can be negotiated to your advantages,.,.,
     
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    RetireRich101 Well-Known Member

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    In Sydney, all council would require a minimum R3 zoning for multi dwelling. And Most council would differ in minimum lot size and frontage requirement.
     
  8. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Yep, all depend on LGA as they each have their own controls. Also, some areas have overriding controls from the State Government (e.g. areas in Blacktown are under a Growth Areas SEPP).
     
  9. Jamestangjjj

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    sorry for another dummy question.

    I know R3 is medium density and R4 is high density.

    What is the main difference?

    What is the max. dwelling can put in a R3 zoned land ?

    What is the max. dwelling can put in a R4 zoned land ?

    Can R3 zoned land build high rise?
     
  10. Jamestangjjj

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    tx. so is this the process i should go through?

    once i find a R3 land, i will go to a town planner to check whether how many dwellings i can fit into that land space?

    is there any typical guidance i can follow?

    for example: if the land is R3, over XXX sqm block, front over XXX m wide?
     
  11. RetireRich101

    RetireRich101 Well-Known Member

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    Generally an R3 can not build say more than 2 levels, so no mid or high rise, though some council may allow terrace type that can have a fake 3rd floor. For R4, it allows greater building height, but may allow to build lower height such as TH,

    You're asking how long is a piece of string regarding the maximum height you can build, as council to council are different.
     
  12. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Depends on height fsr etc. Eg a r3 zoned block that allows a unit block is no good for units if you have a 10m height restriction

    Nope. Depends on the fsr overlay for yield. Very site specific when it comes to yield. Allow 125sqm for a townhouse but that doesn't include private open space.