Generally, we discourage subdividing vacant land as it is cheaper and far simpler to get a planning permit before subdividing land.
However, if you can demonstrate that a proposal can overcome any site constraints and lead to a development outcome similar to subdividing after obtaining a planning permit, then we may be willing to consider your plans.
Building envelope plan
A required condition will be to enter into a Section 173 Agreement that references a building envelope plan. This agreement requires planning approval at a later stage.
- An arborist report is required to assess the location of all on-site vegetation as well as on adjoining properties.
- Existing on-site drainage assets and related easements must be considered with any plan, including stormwater detention systems for multi-dwelling development.
Agreements with service utilities
Any new vacant lot created as part of a subdivision must meet conditions for future water, sewerage, telecommunications, gas and electricity service.
This would require you entering into and managing agreements with each service authority.
You are welcome to seek out our advice. However, it is recommended that you hire a planning professional to assist with your plans for subdivision of vacant land.
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