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What is frontage?

Discussion in 'Development' started by Clayton Sharp, 25th Jan, 2016.

  1. Clayton Sharp

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    Hi All, in the image below, is frontage 12m (ie the width of the setback parrallel to the road), or 10m (the width of the block). This is in WA:

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    Thanks
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I'd vote 12 in terms of council approval context but 10 in terms of builder's design context
     
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    Second what @D.T. said.
     
  4. Clayton Sharp

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    Council/Planning approval context is what i'm interested in.

    The RCodes say:
    "The width of a lot at the primary street setback line, provided that in the case of battleaxe or other irregularly shaped lots, it shall be as determined by the decision-maker."

    Not sure if this counts as an irregular shape block. I have an interest in a lot that is 22m across the front setback line, but 19.8 across the width of the block. Not sure if this passes frontage requirement for splitting?
     
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    Well what's the applicable Rcode? Frontage is rarely the bottleneck issue...
     
  6. MTR

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    frontage is 12 m

    phone council you will have the answer

    I would not want to be splitting unless each block is at least with 10m each block
     
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  7. Clayton Sharp

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    So minimum frontage 10m. Not an issue in any event. I presume the average lot size requirements are met?
     
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    Ive split a 12m block in perth/highgate into 2 streetfront lots with ROW parking and it worked very well, with right design it doesn't have to feel narrow.
    Sold Price for 38 Chapman Street Perth WA 6000

    Some pics here
     
  10. Cactus

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    IMO

    6metres is good for rear loaded.
    7.62 is good for double storey front garage.
    8 can work but 8.5m more desirable for single storey front loaded.
     
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  11. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Nice property:)
    Would this work in the burbs? serious question?? I don't know??
     
  12. Big Daddy

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    @sanj, thats a very functional and well laid out floor plan. Do you mind me asking who did the drawings?
     
  13. sanj

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    That was Mario tascone.

    There are some changes I'd make but considering the design was done in 2009 I think it's held up well
     
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    This is developer gold. A sloped frontage may give you more rights to develop compared to a square block. I have seen some instances of 15m being 17m due to slanted frontage going from single dwelling to 3 flats under a SEPP.
     
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    Anyone know how this would work for a property in Sydney for a granny flat?

    Rules are 12m frontage, but I've received conflicting advice about it being measured at the building site.

    If i recall, this is would brought in to counter the cul de sac blocks which had a tiny frontage but would widen out very quickly. Nothing is said about the opposite.

    Can any one confirm if I would be able to build a granny flat under complying development with such a block?
     
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  16. mrdobalina

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    Nice. He did our latest design. Great architect.
     
  17. MTR

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    was he expensive??
     
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    More than a Draftsman, but negligible in the whole scheme of things. This was a three story ocean front build, so needed an architect flair.
     
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    He's a building designer so cheaper than an architect but also means you have a bit more work to do than with a full service architect.
     
  20. Big Daddy

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    Thanks, i will add him to my list