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Discussion in 'Development' started by Kashmir, 5th Aug, 2015.

  1. Kashmir

    Kashmir Well-Known Member

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    First post but been a lurker on here and SS for a while;)

    For those in the know, can someone please clarify the primary difference between R2 and R3 zoning where a R3 zoned property is currently a stand alone Torrens title home.

    From what I understand R3 is medium density?

    What could this potentially mean for a site that is earmarked by council as a future "long term opportunity site for renewal". Also can more information be directly obtained directly through the council?
     
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    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    R3 will allow townhouse villa development.

    You may have to comply with local councils rules for min size and width.

    Which area are you talking abt?
     
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    Okay, The Hills Shire along the NWRL corridor. That's interesting because the lot itself is small approx 400sqm but there are a number of such lots all next to each other ..interesting to see it earmarked by the council.
     
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    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    Developers will have to buy couple or more lots together to get townhouses on it. Nothing unusual!

    Working on deal ATM for such development, numbers look pretty good(till auction day;))
     
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    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    As Be Developer pointed out, each council will have differing requirements but essentially for residential it is:

    R1 General Residential
    Provides for a variety of residential housing types and densities,
    including dwelling houses, multi-dwelling housing, residential flat
    buildings, boarding houses and seniors housing. The zone also
    allows additional uses to provide facilities or services to residents,
    including neighbourhood shops and child care centres.

    R2 Low Density Residential
    Land where primarily low density housing i.e. standard size house
    lots, are to be established or where primarily low density housing
    i.e. standard size house lots, are to be established or already exist.

    R3 Medium Density Residential
    Land where a variety of medium density accommodation exists or can
    be considered. Other residential uses (including higher or lower
    density uses) can also be permitted in the zone where appropriate.
    The zone also allows additional uses to provide facilities or services
    to residents, including neighbourhood shops and child care centres
    Normally permitted without consent are: Attached dwellings;
    Backpackers’ accommodation; Bed and breakfast accommodation;
    Boarding houses; Child care centres; Community facilities; Dual
    occupancies; Dwelling houses; Exhibition homes; Exhibition villages;
    Group homes; Hostels; Information and education facilities; Multi
    dwelling housing; Neighbourhood shops; Places of public worship;
    Recreation areas; Recreation facilities (indoor); Recreation facilities
    (outdoor); Residential flat buildings; Roads; Semi-detached dwellings;
    Seniors housing; Serviced apartments; Shop top housing; Signage;
    Veterinary hospitals

    R4 High Density Residential
    Provides for the housing needs of the community within a high density
    residential environment.

    R5 Large Lot Residential
    Provides for residential housing in a rural or semi-rural setting

    Speak to town planning at the Council you are interested in
     
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    Kashmir Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. Not looking at this as development myself but considering impact on value for my property (mid-long term).Something for us to look at. This is currently our PPOR but most likely IP in a few years.
     
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    Also, earmarked and actual zoning is totally different things.
    May take couple of years to get new zoning.
     
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    @Kashmir

    Seat tight on it...will deliver $$$$$ if all ducks lines up in time.
     
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    It's currently R3 zoning:) just a smaller lot..so guess when and IF it goes the townhouse way, neighbours have to band up :)
     
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    Kashmir Well-Known Member

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    That would be goood:D
     
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    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    Sounds good! Knock on doors may be on a card..
     
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    Not a real problem now a days with the media publishing the over inflated prices for property when a group of residents get together.
     
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    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Getting together with neighbours is a great way of moving forwards. R3 is a great zoning - but you need the lot size to actually take advantage of it.

    No point having a 20m height limit if you have a 420sqm block of land.
     
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    Kashmir Well-Known Member

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    Ahh yes, all the recent articles!
     
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    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    Or keep buying out your neighbours :p
     
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    Kashmir Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, which is why I wasn't sure what this meant in terms of opportunity. Wonder why the council initially marked this as R3 for a small lot in the first place..not complaining now:)
     
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    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    That works :D
     
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    hahaha I actually suspect a lot of the current residents don't realise the future potential..
     
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    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    It's to do exactly what you are talking about. To encourage lot consolidation to increase density in an area that is well suited to such development (i.e. access to services, public transport etc).
     
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    Wow a council who thinks ahead (joking:)) but this is great, most of the houses around are 10-15 years old so not too old. I wonder how many actually realise they're sitting on r3 zoning. Especially given a few houses around have sold very recently.