Tag Archives: Subdivision Costs

Planning & Subdivision Fees to Change in Victoria

As of October 13 2016, Planning and Subdivision Application Fees will be adjusted in Victoria. The new fees are indexed to Monetary Units in legislation for both Planning and Environment and Subdivision Acts, which may enable more frequent review and ongoing adjustment.Some simple application fees such as a Planning Permit for Continue Reading

Electrify your Subdivison

Delivering a subdivision project on time and budget requires careful co-ordination of utility service providers.  Electricity supply is currently one of the big timing challenges facing Victorian land developers. Here are a few wise words from our Civil Construction team, to avoid a “short circuit” in your electricity supply chain: Continue Reading

Hidden Subdivision Costs

The subdivision of land in growth areas of Melbourne (and some other greenfield land in Victoria) can attract seemingly hidden levies and taxes such as ‘Development Contributions’, ‘Growth Area Infrastructure contributions’, ‘Community levies’, ‘Public Open Space Contributions’ and ‘Service Authority Levies’. These charges should be a major consideration in any Continue Reading

New Subdivision Policy at SEWC

A recent announcement by South East Water Corporation may have a significant impact for subdivision servicing costs in Melbourne’s south eastern growth corridor.  The modification of a longstanding policy, will now allow sewer reticulation systems for large “owners corporation” subdivisions to be built to a different specification. The adopted specification, defined by Continue Reading

Selecting a Development Site

Over the years we have noticed two phenomena which are converging to affect the opportunies for property development.  Firstly, the depth of “red tape”is growing every year with the introduction of more robust environmental protections, more comprehensive planning policies and higher levels of “user pays” philosophy in utility service companies.  Secondly, Continue Reading