There is a saying that ‘property development is easy to get into, but hard to get out’. Concepts like site due diligence and feasibility are both key parts of a process that is both very challenging and rewarding; property development…
An emerging trend, particularly in Brisbane, is lodging a standard format plan subdivision over the existing multiple dwelling (townhouse) development site. But why would someone lodge a subdivision like this?
At Town Planner Brisbane, a common question we receive is “Can I subdivide my block in Brisbane?” Subdividing a larger parcel of land into smaller lots have gained popularity over recent years due to the increasing cost of housing, increasing demand for lower maintenance and people looking to downsize.
Town planners look at a range of applications, but the key four are:
- Reconfiguring a lot, this is essentially a subdivision.
- Material change use is where we, we, seek to change a use on a site. So for a childcare center or a new house.
It is not always the best option to split a property down the middle. Part of undertaking a subdivision is to understand the best subdivision layout for your project. One of the key jobs of a town planner is to assist you with understanding how altering, changing or moving a boundary can save you a significant amount of money, time and cost.
At Town Planner Brisbane we receive numerous questions at small scale building works on queenslanders, such as:
- Can I build a deck on my pre-war house?
- Can I build a carport on my queenslander?
- Can I build in under my pre-war home?
Dual Occupancy is popular alternative to a subdivision as it enables a property owner to effectively resolve issues onsite through dwelling design and can assist in either maximizing the yield for a project or reducing the complexity.