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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Freo Alternative – New Approach to Infill Housing

TLD has recently been engaged to assist with a subdivision in the City of Fremantle for the very first Development Approval that has been obtained under the City’s new ‘Freo Alternative’ policy. The approval is for 2 additional dwellings behind an existing large dwelling on a R20 lot <850m2. Adam Butcher of Darklight Design created exceptional and innovative designed […]

Plumbing Requirements for Survey Strata Subdivisions

Developers are now required to provide proof that sanitary drainage services have been provided by a Licensed Plumber to each lot on a survey strata scheme in order to obtain new Titles. Even though evidence that sewer drainage was not required to obtain Titles between 2015-2019, The Land Division (TLD) insisted that all clients undertake this work […]

Our Award-Winning Surveyors Top the Class

The presentation for the newly Licensed Surveyors of 2017 was held at Parliament House on Tuesday, 21 November 2017. The Hon. Rita Saffioti MLA, Minister for Planning Lands and Heritage was a guest speaker and presented the Surveyors with their License. Our own Jason Ives was also presented with the Sydney John Stokes Award for […]

Amendment 82 (AMD 82) to the Shire of Kalamunda’s Local Planning Scheme No. 3

Amendment 82 (AMD 82) to the Shire of Kalamunda’s Local Planning Scheme No. 3 was gazetted on the 6/02/2018. AMD 82 introduces dual density codes for Forrestfield, Maida Vale, High Wycombe & Kalamunda which provides significant opportunity for increased infill subdivision & development subject to compliance with the Dual Density Guideline Local Planning Policy. The […]

Cash in Lieu of Public Open Space (POS) – SAT Appeals

The Land Division has assisted a number of clients with Appeals (Application for Review) at the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) in regards to cash in lieu of Public Open Space (POS) contributions. From these test cases we have developed a detailed understanding as to whether a reduction to the standard 10% POS contribution can potentially […]