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Land Subdivision Layout and Site Planning

When undertaking a subdivision project, local governments permit a variety of lot sizes and configurations which have been designed to cater for the needs of anticipated city growth.
We specialise in preparing, submitting, and managing subdivision projects across all local Council regions within South East Queensland and regularly undertake these projects for clients across Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan and the Redlands.

Our experience with Council approvals for subdivision projects ranges from pre-purchase through to development approval and includes assistance with site works, plan sealing and land titling.

This leaves us with the hands-on experience that is required to provide advice for the entire lifecycle of your subdivision development project.

Talk to Doyen today:

How do I start the Subdivision Approval Process?

We believe you make your money before you buy

As Town Planning consultants, there is nothing we enjoy less than when a client approaches us having settled on a block of land, seeking advice on their next steps towards subdivision, and within a few minutes we identify that there are issues with the site that may prevent the project from obtaining approval.

This is one of several reasons why it is critical that you seek professional due diligence feedback on your development site before putting in an offer, bidding at an auction, or most preferably during the due diligence period.

Our Due Diligence process can be as simple as an initial phone call at no cost to the client for a brief desktop analysis, right through to consulting with our expert panel of professional consultants to perform a detailed review of the specific details of the site including but not limited to:

  • The ability for the existing water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure to accept the additional connections that your project requires

  • The ability of your project to connect to electricity and NBN

  • The ability for your project to obtain an additional crossover from the road to the site

  • Any requirements for, and extent of earthworks / retaining

  • Identification of manholes or other infrastructure that may impact site layout

  • Identification of any vegetation protection that will impede lot sizes or project viability

  • Identification and confirmation that any existing dwelling houses are not protected from demolition

How much prior experience do I need to subdivide?

If you're anything like the hundreds of first timers we have helped successfully subdivide property, you typically fall into one of three categories:
  • You’re wanting to subdivide the site where you currently live, and need to retain the dwelling house as your home during the process; or

  • You have an investment property that you're ready to subdivide, and you want to retain the tenants for as long as possible during this process; or

  • You have recently purchased a site to subdivide and want the process moving forward as quickly as possible.

Generally clients who fall into one of these categories aren't sure where to start, they don’t have a clear understanding of what it might cost, and they’re not sure if the project can proceed, especially when there is a desire to retain the dwelling or retain the tenant. 

If you find yourself in this position with these questions, give us a call; we’re the perfect place to start when you have little or no experience. 

As a business with first hand experience completing the entire subdivision process, we’re able to develop a whole-of-project strategy with you.

Our role within this strategy varies from client to client - a few examples include:

  • Our role is to progress the application ASAP; the client wants little to no involvement other than reviewing consultants quotes and being provided regular updates on progress; or

  • Our role is to spend time with the client and help them understand what we are doing, why we are doing it, and provide an educational process during the project; or

  • Our role is to prepare, submit, and manage the development application ASAP, with the client taking responsibility for post-development approval site works, plan sealing and land titling; or

  • Our role is to both obtain the development approval from Council, and then continue to undertake the site works, plan sealing, and land titling 

If these roles don't fit your expectations, give us a call and we can discuss developing a custom role that fits your needs.

Why choose Doyen Town Planning?

As a business, we are a one-stop-shop for all your subdivision planning guidelines and considerations and can manage all consultants who require input for preparation and delivery of your project

We’ve spent the best part of half a decade developing our trusted consulting network, understanding how critical it is to have a team that is prompt, efficient, and accurate.

As a business, we believe the model of charging clients from the very first mouse click is outdated and actively discourages you to contact us early in the project to identify key risks.
These risks can be problematic to you, and problematic to us – it makes the entire process difficult, lengthy, and results in an experience that is unappealing to both the client and ourselves.

We’re looking to build a relationship with our clients for a lifetime, so our process encourages you to contact us from the beginning of your project with a no-cost preliminary desktop consultation and site review.

Because we understand the lifecycle of your project, this initial process allows us to set you up for success and ensures that any key risks are identified before they become detrimental to our professional relationship with you and the project.

Take advantage of our no cost initial consultation today and contact us to discuss your subdivision planning and design. During this initial consultation we’ll advise on the likelihood of obtaining subdivision approval and outline any key areas of concern.

Contact our Town Planners in Brisbane today

Request your free consultation valued at $450

You'll receive

  • Initial discussion and advice

  • Advice on immediate pain points

  • Advice on the process

  • Advice on timeframes and costs

  • Likelihood of success

  • An outline of opportunities and constraints

  • An understanding which other consultants need to be involved in the process

This will all be documented in a comprehensive report.

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