Property Development

[vc_separator type='normal' position='center' color='' thickness='1' up='' down='']  Finally it appears we may be one step closer to a development approval process in NSW design to improve housing availability, diversity and perhaps (on the wish list) affordability. [vc_separator type='normal' position='center' color='' thickness='1' up='' down='']  What does this mean...

For reasons discussed previously on the merits of the duplex the humble granny flat represents an opportunity with many of the same benefits.   Housing supply, housing costs, kids staying at home longer. All things we hear over and over again. So perhaps the granny flat is not so humble after all. It now represents an often easier and cheaper way to...

The following post and video is part 2 (See Part 1 here) of our recent interview with Property investment gurus OnProperty who were keen to give their readers an easy to understand rundown on the design and development process.   Lucky you. Your development application (DA) went through council without a hitch. Not unheard of but I wouldn't say this was the norm...

We recently spoke with Property investment gurus OnProperty who were keen to give their readers an easy to understand rundown on the design and development approval process. What follows is a 36min interview covering the 7 stages of a typical building project where an architect is commissioned.   STAGE 1 - CHOOSE AN ARCHITECT   Yes, this is not really a stage but it is...

FAST TRACK YOUR DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL Property investment gurus OnProperty recently interviewed us on the new draft medium density design guide and how complying development can help you to fast track your development approval.   DA ASSESSMENT TIMES While council is meant to assess your development application in 40 or 60 days (after which you can request the Land and Environment Court assess the DA) the...

The population of NSW - Sydney in particular - is growing at the rate of knots, and affordable and desirable housing is at a premium. Tell us something we don’t know, right? Enter the Draft Medium Density Design Guide which was developed by the NSW Government as the result of a 2015 discussion paper. The upshot of the discussion paper...

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...

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