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    Should I sell or develop?

    Hi All, My parents own a piece of land in Taylors Hill. It is in a good location and is roughly 760 sqm. I have a 5/6 townhouse development underway (my first development project) but thought that i could learn alot from developing this block of land first and it would be a lot less risky...
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    Which design do you prefer?

    Your right Wesminster, it is a 5 minute walk from the train station and is in a residential growth zone so high density build is supported. I quite like the clever design. but struggle to make it work on my plans. i want to make sure there is as much open space as possible. My idea is that if...
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    Which design do you prefer?

    Hi Wylie, thanks for your response. I assume that there are minimum lengths and widths for a bedroom hence why the study cannot be converted. I like your idea but i wanted to make sure the bathroom was accessible for guest given that there is no access to a toilet downstairs without going...
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    Which design do you prefer?

    Thanks SamL. Does your place have a single garage? Westmister is correct. Even though the balcony can be considered part of the OOS, there still needs to be room for ventilation, bins, washing line etc.
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    Which design do you prefer?

    Hi Westminster, Thanks for your response and suggestions. The development is located in the west side of Melbourne. Yes I agree that it is very small; approximately 130 sqm inc the garage. The idea is to fit 6 of these on 740 sqm block of land. Do you think that it is too small? Bedroom 1...
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    Which design do you prefer?

    Thanks Investig8. What are the reasons why you dislike laundry in the garage? My concern of having it indoors under the stairs is that to hang your clothes you would have to go through 2 seperate doors. Thanks wylie/marg4000, I guess it doesnt have to be used a linen cupboard but instead...
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    Which design do you prefer?

    Hey Guys, My architect has come back with 2 different designs for the ground floor. l would appreciate some advice on the following: Option 1. The laundry is in the garage, allowing for a bigger walk in wardrobe. Option 2. The laundry is under the stairs and there is storage space is in...
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    What to do with space?

    Hey VTT, Thanks alot for your input. The reason I have went for reversed living is so that i am able to fit more units on the site. Reverse living does not require the 30 m^2 open space requirement as a 8m^2 balcony is sufficient. That saves alot of space and hence why i am able to fit 6...
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    What to do with space?

    Hi all, I am currently working on a potential 6 unit development in Melbourne. Reversed living (living room & kitchen upstairs) 2 bedrooms, 2 toilets. Space is very tight. Some statistics: Age Statistics 20 to 39 30% 40 to 59 27% 5 to 19 22% 60+ 13% 0 to 4 7%...
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    6 unit development Melbourne

    Thanks Brady, I think I will be ok without one.
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    6 unit development Melbourne

    Hi Mamaof3, Thanks for your great input. 2. Other than the census and suburb profile is there any other ways to find out these details? 3. So you recommend getting a town planner only when issues arise? e.g the council rejects the 6 units or request significant changes? I can see the...
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    6 unit development Melbourne

    Hi guys, The property is actually within the brimbank council. And you are right Evan1875, because it is in a residential growth zone the balcony can be considered open space. and high density build is supported. 5 can be squeezed in comfortably, but 6 is pushing the boundaries abit. The...
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    6 unit development Melbourne

    Hi All, I have recently become a member and this is my first thread. A little about myself. I graduated a year ago with a Civil Engineering degree and currently working for a transport engineering firm. I have plans to move back into structural/civil and potentially get a builders license...
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