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Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!

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Typical FAQs about Land Development Answered

Ethan Burton

Australia's real estate market has been steadily growing over the years with no indicators of slowing down. And if you have been thinking of delving into the real estate market, whether for residential or commercial purposes, you might be deliberating on land development rather than purchasing pre-built structures. But while land development may seem as straightforward as merely having buildings constructed on your lot, it is much more complicated than that. Thus, it is always in your best interests to hire a land development consultant to guide you through the process. If you have never engaged in land development before, below are some answers to a few of the common FAQs regarding this process.

What constitutes land development?

While a majority of people assume land development is simply building a structure, there is much more that goes into the process. For instance, it should be noted that development encompasses any project that will alter a piece of land to suit human purposes. Thus, agricultural applications, parcel division and even the repurposing of a structure all fall under land development and needs to be done in accordance with the local council regulations.

What information is needed prior to land development? 

Property owners tend to assume that by not hiring a land development consultant then they will be saving on money. The truth of the matter is that overlooking the services of these professionals can prove costly for you in the long run because there is a substantial amount of research that goes into determining whether a lot can be developed in the first place!

Firstly, your land development consultant will establish if the accessibility to the property will make for successful development Secondly, if there are no available utilities, your land development consultant will advise you on whether it will be a sound investment to construct the utilities on your own or if you should choose a different lot to develop. Lastly, a land consultant will carry out a thorough analysis of the area neighbouring your lot and furnish you with information regarding the projected trends in economics, population growth and so on.

Can any vacant lot be developed for any use?

Vacant lots within the city limits may have strict regulations as to what purpose they can be developed for. These regulations are usually in the form of zoning laws, which tend to dictate the kinds of buildings that can be constructed. And while lots located outside cities may have more development flexibility, you will still have to get approvals from regulatory bodies for your land development project.

For more information, contact your local land development consultants today.