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Dual Occ Subdivision

Discussion in 'Real Estate' started by AndyB, 23rd Mar, 2007.

  1. AndyB

    AndyB Member

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    If anyone can offer any ideas or assistance with the following it would be very much appreciated;

    Have spent several months and several thousand dollars preparing everything for a DA submission to council for 2 off 3 Bed Dual OCC in Berry NSW (Shoalhaven City Council). I have just been told that there is NO subdivision allowable for Dual Occ, either Torrens or Strata[​IMG] .

    Has anybody heard of this before? All my criteria satisfies the Dual Occ guidelines, however they won't allow 2 titles.

    Where can I go from here? Does anybody have any creative ideas?

    Thanks in advance
    Andrew
     
  2. MrDarcy

    MrDarcy Well-Known Member

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    I know nothing of that council, but why did you assume you could sub-divide?

    Anyhow, perhaps you can get through under a different DCP, such as villas or units.

    I'm bouncing some ideas around in Ryde at present, they do not allow Dual occ sub-divsion, but 2 villas can be. Different set of rules and harder to comply with.
     
  3. Jacque

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    Poor you! Ryde council is known to be one of the toughest councils to deal with when it comes to development. Good luck!
     
  4. MrDarcy

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    Thanks :( Since the change of rules last year it is now officially tough !

    Ryde is also not my first choice for developement in terms of return, just trying to put together something to help my mother get into a small house, she will only live in Ryde.
     
  5. Jacque

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    If you want to build some equity, I'd be looking at a small house on a larger block that you can add value to later down the track by either extending or knocking down and rebuilding. I've noticed a lot of knockdown jobs currently happening in nearby Gladesville as the blocks are decent enough to still build a new two storey place on.
     
  6. sharonL

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    Hi, I want to buy a corner house block about 650k, subdivide the land and build 2 duplexes at one end. I’ve been thinking of buying at Ryde as it is an area that I can afford however now I am a little skeptical after reading your comments about Ryde being a very tough council to deal with and that they do not allow Dual Occ sub-division.
    As this is is my first attempt in subdividing and building, I want to gather as much information as possible before I start anything.
    Could you guys give me some advice on what I should do? Which councils that you’ve dealt with are more ‘lenient’ with such activities? What areas should I be looking at in terms of good return?
    Thanks alot.
     
  7. Jacque

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    Hi Sharon

    I can't speak for all the councils but check out both Parramatta and Hornsby councils. Hornsby is really interesting at the moment as they have a possible rezoning coming up with their Housing Strategy in review now.