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simple block subdivision in Perth?

Discussion in 'Development' started by D3xx, 8th Mar, 2016.

  1. D3xx

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    Is there a handy guide to the process and costs of subdividing in Perth? I have my eye on a 1500 sqm R20 property. The existing house is positioned such that it would be a simple matter to split the lot in two and build on the rear. The property is in the City of Canning.
     
  2. MTR

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    Not sure, you could phone larger land surveyor they should give you an idea

    I paid around $25k to subdivide corner lot into 2 strata blocks, this did not include demolition, fencing
     
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  5. Chomp

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    Generally takes around 9 months to get a title issued from my experience.
     
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    9mths! Ouch.
    WAPC is supposed to be 90 days but that is just for permission then it has to go to Landgate to get titles etc.
     
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    So you have to get titles at the front end?
     
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  9. PerthEngineeringDraftyGuy

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    Nice one, WM. Good to see you're still the go-to for answers on Perth subdivision!
     
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    Your looking very nice today @MTR ;)

    Great Q&A @D3xx & @Westminster, Noob heads starting to warm up to the idea of developing my 1100 R60
     
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    @PerthEngineeringDraftyGuy Jake you should come to the Perth catch up on the 20th - so we can catch up!!
     
  12. LifesGood

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    She's the go-to for answers on everything :D
     
  13. PerthEngineeringDraftyGuy

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    Calendar's clear for now. Hopefully it stays that way.
     
  14. Westminster

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    Pfft. Survey Strata is one of my biggest gaps in skills but I've been studying hard on it this week to try an overcome an issue for a client. Chicken and egg scenario where I need/want Council to assess and approve DA with the condition that it is survey strata. But can't apply for survey strata until DA is done as if we need to move anything to make DA compliant it affects where survey strata boundaries will go.
     
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    And posting at 230am it's obviously keeping you up! Dedication to your client right there :)
     
  16. D3xx

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    Some of what ive read indicates green title blocks have benefits over strata. Is the process the same?
     
  17. soggy

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    You should be ok for minor changes to boundaries/lot sizes after getting conditional WAPC approval (as long as they don't go under min lot sizes). Well, that's what my surveyor told me. Do check with your surveyor.
     
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    Green title will be more complicated as each lot needs it's own services. Depends on your area whether green title is perceived to have more value. You'll have to decide if it'll outweigh the extra costs, which could be substantial as yours is a new rear lot and existing services might not be running along ideal positions.
     
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  19. theperthurbanist

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    Correct, in theory. You can modify a plan prior to the WAPC endorsement of the deposited plan, as long as the revisions are 'minor' in nature and no new conditions are required. The question is what constitutes a 'minor' revision (there is no official definition for this). I get this done all the time on large (50-200 lot) subdivisions, where minor changes can involve completely changing a few lots, but it's harder to say what would be acceptable for a small subdivision. I always seek written support from the WAPC (which also requires support from the council) prior to going ahead. Bit harder if you don't know what the changes will be and if the entire project will fall over if the mods aren't approved. Still always good to know it's an option.

    And the best part is it's free, unlike an amended subdivision approval (larger mods).
     
  20. theperthurbanist

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    Interested to know if you found any other good step-by-step guides specific to WA @D3xx ? I'm looking myself.