You have decided that you want to subdivide your existing property after seeing similar subdivision developments on your street. Having only a limited understanding of the process you would like to achieve the following:
The first and most important step is working out whether you have the available land area to allow you to split the existing lot into 2 or more subdivided lots. This is the first instance where the R-Code and Zoning become important.
Remember this important point before we begin! You must always have the number of lots multiplied by the “Average Area” for the zoning of your area. If you are in an R20 area which has an average area in the R-Codes of 450m2 and you intend to create 2 lots, this means you will require a total minimum area of 900m2. You can potentially reduce this requirement by up to 5% and this will be subject to WAPC assessment. Once you meet this starting area will then be able to utilise the “Minimum Area” requirement which in an R20 zoned area is 350m2. The absolute minimum lot size on this development can be no lower than 350m2.
Find Your Lot and Zoning Using INTRAMAPS
The easiest way of finding out your lot area and zoning is by using INTRAMAPS. This is a free online mapping system which is used by most local authorities to display town planning information relevant to properties in that district. For this exercise we will use an address in the City of Stirling.
NOTE: The above example only covers a small section of the overall assessment of whether a property can be subdivided or not. Many other factors need to be considered regarding the proposed Subdivision lot design. Consulting with our experienced team will guarantee you receive the right information improving the chances of you obtaining conditional approval for you Subdivision Application.