Dual-density coding is an often misunderstood concept among people in Victoria. This is primarily attributed to the lack of proper information and accessibility to facts and figures that actually count. Sadly, this is a common trend among both experienced and inexperienced people out there.
Needless to say, all of this leads to heaps of uncertainty and chaos. A major part of this confusion is an outcome of the misjudgment that the purchase or even the intention of purchasing a site inherently leads to higher coding. However, a careful assessment ends up revealing the impractical nature of the expectation for higher coding. Unfortunately, it rounds up as an extremely risky error. As such, you should be armed with complete information before you end up making any purchases or commitments.
Thankfully, this write-up is going to give you a comprehensive and lucid understanding of dealing with the particulars associated with dual coding. With a thorough understanding of dual coding, you would be equipped to make wise and calculated decisions instead of making costly mistakes. Additionally, this knowledge can help you bag lucrative bargains courtesy of your newly acquired skill to correctly identify viable sites.
Dual-density zoning is essentially an initiative applicable to various scheme maps and subdivision application assessments through numerous councils pertaining to Victoria. This initiative permits local governments to provide more feasibility on the effective land subdivision in Melbourne. In addition, you can also enjoy infill development opportunities that help councils in reaching viable subdivision targets that are included in various state planning policies. Not to mention, this is a golden opportunity for the local councils to have a greater impact over the nature of subdivision and associated development that is taking place.
It is worth noting that the agenda of all these particulars is to make sure that the ever-dynamic requirements of people are successfully met. In the process, higher densities are submitted to developers in order to achieve a clearer perspective on the complete nature of the development concerned with the higher coding.
To start off, let us show you the details of the various zoning codes concerned. A zoning code definition can be highlighted as a number that shows the highest magnitude of dwellings allowed per hectare under the state planning policy 7.3 vol 1 (the R-codes) for residential development.
A 1000m2 block has the following subdivision potential: 1000 x (20 /10000) = 2 dwellings
A 1000m2 block has the following subdivision potential: 1000 x (30 /10000) = 3 dwellings
A 1000m2 block has the following subdivision potential: 1000 x (40 /10000) = 4 dwellings
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The councils supplement the R-codes by providing appropriate concessions or additional particulars in their policies and scheme texts. So it is typically applied along with the R-codes in order to make sure that the necessary requirements are in sync with the Local Government requirements for subdivisions and infill development. The particulars can be found on local government websites.
On a regular basis, the Local Government will apply appropriate scheme maps with dual density coding applied to specific areas, including R20/40, R20/60, R20/50/100 or otherwise.
To put it into perspective, the first zoning density is the benchmark that is applied by default. This is the reference coding and as such, will be applied directly with the need for any standard Subdivision application. The subdivision applications can be made to the West Australian Planning Commission by putting forward the density coding with no special requirements from a local government level. The higher density codes are left as an option and their application is out across by the local government along with the requirements of a typical subdivision application to the WAPC with regards to that zoning density code.
In order to qualify for the higher zoning subdivisions and put up a viable application, the Local Government has defined numerous qualifying factors which include but are not limited to the following:
The requirements for the approval for the application of the higher density coding vary from council to council, from area to area, based mostly on the greater planning course of action of the local government in question. In most cases, Local Government objectives put emphasis on the following:
The main requirements for the qualification and propagation of higher dual zoning are typically highlighted in your local council’s scheme text and planning policies. Each council’s requirements will differ to an appreciable extent and it is advised to gain a thorough understanding of the higher code particulars prior to purchasing the property or starting the development, and not later.
If you are looking for the purchase and development of a dual coded property, get in touch with us today to go through your options and the qualification requirements for the higher density coding