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What to do after buying a subdivisible land?

Discussion in 'Development' started by htopg, 16th Oct, 2015.

  1. htopg

    htopg Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Situation:
    Purchased a property with subdivision potential

    Area:
    Hornsby area - Upper north shore in Sydney

    Settlement:
    More than 6 weeks away.

    My plan:
    Rent out the main house, subdivide and then build a PPOR at the back lot.

    Question:
    1. To start the process, who do I engage/talk to first?
    Is it land surveyor, hydraulic engineer or council town planner?
    Can someone recommend who to use in this area?

    2. Is there a company who can oversee the whole process?
    Is it easy or is there anyone who has manage the whole process yourself?
    I meant, engage the professionals yourself.

    3. Is there any other advise that you can offer to make the whole process smooth?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Be Developer

    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    Best to get Survey done first.

    You can then contact town planner (@AndrewTDP) to start subdivision process.

    If block is big enough, you can subdivide before you build.

    We can manage the process from start to end. However, it is not so difficult to do it yourself.

    All you need is

    Surveyor
    Town planner
    Building Designer/Architect
     
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  3. Planning Permit

    Planning Permit Active Member

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    Speak to Town Planner at Council- its free. They will tell you if the lot sizes meet all the standards. Then get an Architect to draw up some footprints for a more formal pre app meeting.. Town Planners cant draw!
     
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  4. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    You can also just do the subdivision without house design in a lot of cases. With Hornsby (I do some independent development assessment for them) you need to show a building envelope only.

    Then you can do a complying development for the house.

    You only need to do the sub with house plans if you are using cl. 4.1 to do a smaller lot.
     
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  5. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    Thank you for saying and spelling subdivisible. :):):)
     
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  6. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    I hope you had the subdivision potential confirmed by a reputable source (not the REA) before you purchased.
     
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  7. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Solid point.

    PM me the property address and I can check the basics in 5m on Monday.
     
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  8. htopg

    htopg Well-Known Member

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    I have talked to one deputy officer in the council.
    I was told that it is subdivisible based on the zoning, land size and frontage.
    I was told that I need to show the following
    1. the new garage/carport for the front house at the back
    2. what trees to be removed (if they can be removed)
    3. how the stormwater is going to be drained (need to obtain neighbour's consent because this land is slightly sloping back)
    4. where to place the building envelop (at least 10m x 20m)
     
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  9. htopg

    htopg Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for pointing out that word.
    I could have 50-50 chance of using "subdivisible" and "subdividable".
    I was thinking of the noun "subdivision" when I was typing the title.
    That's why "subdivisible" was used.
    If I was thinking of the verb "subdivide" when I was typing the title, I could have used the word "subdividable".
    English is fun!
     
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