October 2016

THE INCENTIVE “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” - Aristotle   Its terrible to draw a parallel with Aristotle and a duplex but the reality is that one of the great benefits of a duplex or dual occupancy is that you get the benefits of a house without the price tag. We have worked on several duplexes in the last...

https://sourceable.net/nsw-gets-say-medium-density-design/ As of this week the NSW Department of Planning & Environment are one step closer to implementing a new Medium Density Design Code which will set out the details which proposals for medium density development will need to meet in order to be assessed as complying development and therefore benefit from a fast-track approval. Referred to as the "missing middle" by Rob Stokes,...

  Complying Development: What it is and why you should consider it before setting out on your renovation/building journey.   We’ve all heard the nightmarish stories that go with the development application process. You’ve seen mates grow haggard from the experience of dealing with infuriating and seemingly endless red tape, bewildering council requirements, time-consuming documentation and lodging of forms, inexplicably long delays, and...