Planning Restrictions/Opportunity

All properties have restrictions on them. Most of these can be resolved with the correct information and strategy.


The Zoning of the property, for example Neighbourhood Residential, General Residential, High-Density Residential or Mixed Use, will guide the number of units that can be designed on the site.


Planning overlays such as vegetation overlay, developer contributions overlay, environmental audit overlay, Heritage, land subject to inundation, neighbourhood character and areas of Aboriginal cultural heritage sensitivity are critical to the end product and your profitability.


Does the site have various covenants such as single dwelling covenants or easements such as drainage, sewerage and rights of carriageway?


Existing significant vegetation on the proposed site as well as neighbouring sites needs to be carefully assessed and can restrict the development but also enhance its saleability.


Always view the Section 32 document and the Contract of Sale and discuss it with your advisers including our lawyer.


Surviving downsizing – design the life then the space

Planning to retire, down size, do the things on your wish list?

Before buying or building your next home take time to dream about what that new life might look like.

  • Travel lots – maybe an apartment, secure lock and leave compact living
  • Time with the Grandchildren
  • Potter in the Garden / Build a kit car
  • Reduce maintenance
  • De Clutter
  • Increase accessibility
  • Ensure community