The Cost of Land Sub Division in Melbourne

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The Cost of Land Sub Division in Melbourne

Subdividing land in Melbourne comes with various costs depending on the size and complexity of the project. Here is an overview of the key costs associated with subdividing land in Melbourne:

Surveying Fees A licensed land surveyor is required to survey the boundaries of the parent property and the proposed subdivided lots. For a basic suburban block subdivision, survey fees can range from $1,500 – $3,000. Larger or more complex surveys cost more. Title and Administration Fees Fees to convert the parent title into new titles for each subdivided block can range from $700 – $1000 per new title.

There are also council administration fees of several hundred dollars to process the subdivision. Council Approval Fees The council charges approval fees for reviewing and approving subdivision plans. This may include fees for planning permits, engineering or drainage approvals. Council fees can range from $1000 – $5000 depending on the council. Engineering/Infrastructure Costs If infrastructure like roads, drainage, kerbs or utility connections need to be created or altered, the costs can be substantial. For a 2-4 lot suburban subdivision, engineering costs often range from $20,000 – $50,000. Legal Fees A property lawyer is needed to handle the legal documentation and transfers. Legal fees range from $1000 – $3000 depending on complexity. Stamp Duty Stamp duty must be paid to transfer the titles. In Victoria, stamp duty is around 4.5% of the property value for a residential subdivision. Overall, the total costs for a basic 2-4 lot suburban subdivision in Melbourne typically fall between $35,000 – $75,000. More complex subdivisions with engineering requirements may cost $100,000 – $200,000. Consulting with a land surveyor and council is the best way to estimate costs for your specific subdivision project.

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