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  1. Matt jones90

    Matt jones90 New Member

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    image.jpg Hi all I am doing a subdividing project in enfield South Australia. The allotment is quite a tricky one with shape and also sewer easement. The end goal is two end up with two Torrens title properties. Any advice you guys can offer on how to make it work would be greatly appreciated. A scan of the block allotment is attached.

    Thanks

    Matt
     
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    The first plan of attack that comes to my mind is a 'hammerhead style' subdivision with the driveway for the rear dwelling where your easement is- since you can't build on it anyway. But it will depend of what the council zoning is for your block. A good start for you, is to have a thorough read of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Development Plan, you can find it here:
    sa.gov.au - Port Adelaide Enfield Council development plan
     
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    Hi Erica thanks for the reply, that has been a thought. Would we lose the ability to make the houses Torrens titles with this plan though?
     
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    Depends- if the council will allow a strait torrens title hammerhead block, or if they will only assess under 'group dwelling' - which would be shared common driveway and community titled (this reduces the amount of road access points- particularly important to council on high traffic roads).

    Every council is different. I got a torrens titled hammerhead through City of Onkaparinga. But I know the city of West Torrens has now amended their DP and states hammerheads are not permitted- but to confuse things furthur only for some zones, not all. I have no experience with PA/Endield Development plan at all and obviously don't know what zone your block is in.


    You could just ring the council and ask to chat with a 'planning and development officer' but just be prepared to get very vauge answers- they will NEVER commit to saying what can a nd can't be done- their favourite line is 'the application will be assessed on it's own merrit' .

    Or you could save yourself the headaches and pay for the the service of professional design advice. I know a few on this forum have used : design studio 365 for their development concept plans (but I've not personally used them)
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    Personally i would get my surveyor to deal with it,you will need the surveyor at some point in this.They seem to get all the stars aligned to make things happen.
     
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    The consultants do most of the magic. Developers just collect the profits at the end...

    Or so I heard. :D
     
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    Hi guys thanks for the feedback, I was planning on getting a surveyor onboard asap to project. Has anyone in Adelaide dealt with anyone they recommend?
     
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    @D.T. might know some surveyors in SA.
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I used Max Sayer from Sawley Lock on Prospect Rd. They handled the surveys and also submitted all the council, DA and water stuff on my behalf.

    If you use him please tell him I sent you.
     
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    jim1964 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I use this company,never any issues

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