Windale Rezoning – Planning Proposal

City of Lake Macquarie in NSW

A change of land zoning proposed by Lake Macquarie council would open the door for medium-density housing in a large part of Windale. In May 2019 Councillors voted to support a planning proposal that, if approved by the Department of Planning, would encourage medium-density housing in the walkable area between Windale and Mount Hutton shops, […]

What you need to know before building a granny flat!

Granny flats, or secondary dwellings as they are known as in the Planning world, can allow home owners to keep parents or adult children close by while giving them their own space. They can also be a great way to generate additional rental income. But before you book in your builder, there are a few […]

Property Development Spotlight: Beresfield

History and Context Beresfield and Tarro are often described as twin towns. The district remained rural until the 1920’s when it was divided and offered for residential sale in a division named Beresford. It was renamed Beresfield when the local train station changed the name to avoid confusion with a similar suburb. The development of […]

Rethinking Sydney – Greater Newcastle and the development potential

Background and Context With Sydney ranking as one of the most expensive cities in the world, it is no wonder why so many savvy property developers are looking towards the greater Newcastle area. Boasting a median house price of around $600,000 and a median price rise of about 40 percent over the past four years. […]