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Land Surveyors & Town Planners
The Land Division (TLD) is Perth’s leading town planning and land surveying consultancy for infill subdivision.
With origins dating back some 30 years, TLD has been involved in thousands of subdivisions across Perth.
TLD combines the services of experienced surveyors and town planners. It’s the one place for streamlined, hassle-free subdivision services, from land to approved plan.
Make your subdivision a SUCCESS! With the guidance of The Land Division.
Right People For The Job
The Land Division employs Licensed Surveyors and is currently assisting another surveying graduate to achieve his qualification.
With our focus on subdivision The Land Division aims to assist Builders and Developers with the following:
- Built Strata Subdivision of existing developments
- Preliminary Strata Plans for proposed projects
- Advice relating to Strata Subdivision
- Subdivision through WA Planning Commission for Survey-Strata and Green Title
- Assistance with clearance conditions and Strata applications
- Lot re-pegging and set out for construction
Corner or Bend?
There has been a huge spike in corner lot subdivisions in recent years particularly with various rule changes including to the WAPC’s Development Control Policy 2.2 – Residential Subdivision. Corner lot subdivisions now make up a large component of our infill subdivisions.
TLD were recently contacted by another land surveying firm to review and provide comment in relation to a subdivision that was refused by the WAPC as the subject property was to be deemed to be located on a ‘bend’ as opposed to a bona fide ‘corner’.
We formed the opinion that the door was ajar for the refusal to potentially be overturned. An Application for Review (Appeal) was subsequently lodged with the State Administrative Tribunal.
Following considerable research detailed justification submissions were prepared and also attendance at 2 mediations.
Regardless of the outcome, the Appeal (ongoing) has resulted in extremely valuable understandings of the inner workings of DC 2.2 which will be of considerable benefit to our clients who have similar properties. We will keep you posted…
2/7/20 – Appeal upheld (we won!)
Incentivising Residential Construction
In January 2020 TLD prepared a submission to Treasury in regards to ideas to incentivise residential dwelling construction and therefore work in the construction sector which is a major employment generator.
The ideas floated were different to what has been done in the past and were linked to the principles of Directions 2031 which encourages infill development in the Perth metropolitan area rather than expanding Perth’s already extensive footprint. In summary creating locational based incentives that align with the Governments planning framework including public transport and in particular rail (very different to the recent State & Federal grants).
It was pleasing that Hon Ben Wyatt responded to our correspondence (click this link). We are hopeful that our ideas with the passage of time will be considered as part of the upcoming State election campaign for providing continued stimulus to the sector.
Switch Board Requirement for Strata Subdivisions
As of the 1st February 2020 Western Power’s Switch Board requirement for Strata Subdivisions has been updated. There is now a requirement to supply and install a Switch/Distribution Board for all survey and built strata developments, including two lot subdivisions as outlined in Western Powers Guideline.
Choosing a suitable position for a new power dome (pillar) now requires more careful consideration as Switch/Distribution boards can dominate the streetscape. As per the image below our client opted to paint the Switch/Distribution board to match the abutting fence and be less noticeable.
For further information on how this may affect your subdivision please contact us.