Stage 12B – LAST AVAILABLE Lifestyle Lots

Stage 12B – LAST AVAILABLE Lifestyle Lots


We are pleased to announce the market release of our LAST AVAILABLE Lifestyle Lots within Taylor Private Estate. Hurry as there’s only a handful left!!


Lifestyle Lots are almost 2,300m2 in area and are located within 15km’s (approx.) from the Perth CBD. These are a rare lot product and maybe your last chance to live on a HUGE lot and within easy reach of transport, shopping, entertaining and the amazing Swan Valley. 


High quality homes, families everywhere, this Premium, Private Estate is now nearing completion; be quick to secure your Lifestyle Lot, before it’s too late…..


  • YES to bonus boundary fencing included
  • YES to NBN fibre optic internet directly to each Lot
  • YES to a new primary school just opened
  • YES to Caversham Village Shopping Centre, open 7 days a week
  • YES to easy access to the Guildford and Bassendean Train Stations, just minutes away
  • YES to quick access to the Perth Airport, DFO and Costco
  • AND YES, to the delights that await you in the stunning Swan valley, just walking distance away……


Contact our Sales Agent, Darren Meakins on 0418 956 727 or

Stage 12B – FINAL STAGE just released!

Stage 12B – FINAL STAGE just released!


Taylor Private Estate is pleased to announce the release of the FINAL STAGE within this sought after MASTER PLANNED community. Stage 12B comprises of 21x large residential lots (land size +410m2). Along with 7x of our very popular transitional lots which are almost 2,300m2 in land area! 


Located just 15km’s (approx.) from the Perth CBD, this is your last chance to live within easy reach of transport, shopping, entertaining and the amazing Swan Valley.


Construction of Stage 12B has commenced, with titled lots expected November 2021. 


Stunning house and land packages are available, with a variety of lot sizes and budgets to choose from.


High quality homes, families everywhere, this Premium, Private Estate is now nearing completion; be quick to secure your ‘Lot of choice’, before it’s too late…..


  • YES to bonus boundary fencing included
  • YES to front landscaping included (excludes transitional lots)
  • YES to NBN fibre optic internet directly to each Lot
  • YES to a new primary school just opened
  • YES to Caversham Village Shopping Centre, open 7 days a week
  • YES to easy access to the Guildford and Bassendean Train Stations, just minutes away
  • YES to quick access to the Perth Airport, DFO and Costco
  • AND YES, to the delights that await you in the stunning Swan valley, just walking distance away……


Contact our Sales Agent, Darren Meakins on 0418 956 727 or

Stage 12A – Over 50% Sold



Get in quick! As lots within the Taylor Private Estate MASTER PLANNED community are quickly running out. Stage 12A is now over 50% sold! 


Stage 12A construction is well progressed, with land titles expected August-September 2021. 


Located just 15km’s (approx.) from the Perth CBD, this is your last chance to live within easy reach of transport, shopping, entertaining and the amazing Swan Valley.


Stunning house and land packages are available, with a variety of Lot sizes and budgets to choose from.


High quality homes, families everywhere, this Premium, Private Estate is now nearing completion; be quick to secure your ‘Lot of choice’, before it’s too late…..


  • YES to bonus boundary fencing included
  • YES to front landscaping included (excludes transitional lots)
  • YES to NBN fibre optic internet directly to each Lot
  • YES to a new primary school just opened
  • YES to Caversham Village Shopping Centre, open 7 days a week
  • YES to easy access to the Guildford and Bassendean Train Stations, just minutes away
  • YES to quick access to the Perth Airport, DFO and Costco
  • AND YES, to the delights that await you in the stunning Swan valley, just walking distance away……


Contact our Sales Agent, Darren Meakins on 0418 956 727 or

Stage 10 & 11 – Almost All Sold

Due to strong market demand, Taylor Private Estate Caversham are pleased to announce the commencement of works on Stages 10 & 11; the development of these stages has been brought forward to meet market expectations.


Boasting the ‘last’ park within the Estate, sales have already begun; land titles are expected in October 2020, so for those needing a little more time to save, and organise their dream home, you can secure a Lot today.


Stunning house and land packages are available with a variety of Lot sizes and budgets to choose from.


High quality homes, families everywhere, this Premium, Private Estate is now in it’s twilight stages, be quick to secure your Lot of choice, before it’s too late.


 – Yes, to bonus boundary fencing included

 – Yes, to front landscaping included

 – Yes, to fibre optic internet directly to each Lot

 – Yes, to a new primary school just opened

 – Yes, to Caversham Village Shopping Centre, open 7 days a week

 – AND YES, to the delights that await you in the stunning Swan valley, just walking distance away……


Contact our Sales Agent, Darren Meakins on 0418 956 727 or


Exclusive Completed Townhouses SOLD OUT

Be genuinely surprised by the stunning fit out, generous internal space and open feeling to these large townhouses.

Just completed, the location speaks for itself; privately situated in a cul-de-sac, within the sought after ‘Taylor Private Estate’; super easy access to the Caversham Village Shopping Centre, Child Care Centre and New Primary School, literally across the road.

At just 15km’s from the Perth CBD and approx. 12mins to the Perth International Airport, the convenience is hard to ignore.

Beautifully finished inside, with ceiling height tiling to the large bathrooms, stone kitchen bench tops and 2 x split system air-conditioners, keeps you icy cool in summer.

Right on the door step to the Swan Valley, where gorgeous wineries and restaurants are within walking distance.

This is an opportunity not to be missed! For further information or to organise a guided tour, please contact selling agent Darren Meakins on 0418 956 727 or at

The Advantages of Narrow Style Lot Living

Before you panic and think that this is going to cramp your style though, consider the advantages of narrow style lot living. It has created a prime opportunity for homeowners to select their ideal location, build a single or double story home, and achieve their lifestyle goals at a significantly lower cost compared to conventional homes.

Not convinced that this style of home is for you? Read on for 6 advantages of narrow style lot living that you can enjoy if you go this route.


Advantages Of Narrow Style Lot Living

1. Overall Affordability

One of the main benefits of narrow lot living is the affordability of it. The smaller the lot, the lower the cost. By purchasing a less sizeable plot of land, you will immediately be saving yourself a significant amount of money, which can then be put towards other luxuries of your choice.

Buying a narrow lot also allows you to purchase land that may not have been within your price range. Whether you wish to live closer to the city for work, or to be close to family, living near to the CBD and surrounding suburbs is quickly becoming more popular. With narrow style lot living, you can live in your dream house, in your dream location, without draining your bank account or savings.


2. Be Involved In Creative Home Design

Many people are put off of purchasing a narrow lot because they envision a cramped living space with zero flair for design. However, this is not the case at all, and it is important to know that you are in no way compromising on the quality of your home when buying into this style of living. You will be able to maximize your block space while customizing your home in the same creative and innovative ways you would with a conventional home.

The key to success with narrow style lot living is to design smart to ensure your home meets your every requirement. There are some key ways which will allow you to utilize every last inch of space, for example:

Build Up – By building a double story home on your narrow lot, you will immediately increase the number of rooms you can have on your property. You are by no means limited from expanding its size in future.

Use Natural Lighting – You can maximize your space, or simply the illusion of space, but embracing natural light. This can be done through smartly placed windows or open living areas. This will make your home look and feel more spacious.

Blur Your Indoor and Outdoor Spaces – Narrow lots are the perfect excuse to get the alfresco outdoor area that you always wanted. Create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor living spaces using folding concertina doors that remove the division between the two.


3. Enjoy Every Inch Of Your Home

Many people assume that narrow style lot living means you have to compromise on space. Although the property size may be smaller, architects have come up with innovative ways to make your living space as expansive as possible. Using high ceilings, well-designed floor plans, creative storage space, as well as floor to ceiling windows, they can guarantee a space-efficient and luxurious narrow lot home.


4. Less Upkeep and Maintenance

Another great aspect of narrow lot living is that these homes require far less maintenance and upkeep than conventional homes. You won’t have to spend several hours cleaning or gardening, which will inevitably give you a lot more free time.


5. Get More Natural Lighting In Your Home

One of the biggest advantages of narrow lot style living is access to natural light. Narrow designs and layouts use light to create a more full depth of space. Floor plans that are created for one-room-wide homes are designed to gather and distribute natural light effectively and efficiently. These narrow lot floor plans will ensure that you are always within a few feet of a window, natural light, and fresh air.


6. Improve Energy Efficiency

Another perk of these homes is their ability to leverage the home’s flanks to effectively collect solar energy. By combining natural sunlight and a thermal mass, such as concrete floors, on the interior, with a solar panelling fixture on the roof, you will be able to collect both passive and active solar heat for your home. This will save you money as well as increase your home’s overall energy saving.

Whether you are looking for a fast-paced life in the city or a relaxing lifestyle on the coast, narrow style lot living is a great option for you. It gives you the ability to build in prime locations and have the home of your dreams, without draining your bank account.

The Advantages of Living in Smaller Homes

Advantages Of Living In Smaller Homes

1. Simplified Living

Families that live in massive homes hardly ever require all the space. In fact, most homes only really use a tiny portion of what is actually available. One of the big advantages of living in smaller homes is that you can utilise your space a whole lot better.

Rather use every room and each bit of space in your home than have empty and unnecessary areas. This can make your entire lifestyle significantly easier.


2. Smaller Mortgages

With big homes come big mortgages. If you are planning on buying a new house, a smaller space will generally be a whole lot cheaper. This can help you a great deal in the long run.

Nobody wants to get stuck paying off a staggeringly large mortgage. Rather, pay for a house where you know that each bit of space is completely necessary. This also applies to rentals. If you are paying rent each month, make sure it is for space that you need.


3. Lower Living Expenses

Not only are smaller homes cheaper to purchase or rent, but living in them is significantly more cost-effective. Think about all of the monthly bills that can be reduced when you have less space. Electricity, water, gas, heating – you use far more of these things in bigger homes.

One of the huge advantages of living in smaller homes is that you should only really use what you need. This lowers your monthly living expenses and makes any cost more justifiable.


4. More Energy Efficient

We all know how important it is to reduce our carbon footprint. Living in a big house usually means that you waste plenty of precious resources. Smaller homes have less space to heat and cool, meaning that they will have a better environmental footprint.

Larger homes also tend you use up more unnecessary water and electricity – something that you enjoy big savings on living in smaller homes.


5. A More Intimate Living Experience

People may think that massive houses provide a more comfortable living experience. However, this is not the case at all! Having a smaller home with smaller rooms means that your home will be more cosy, intimate, and homely.

Families can be closer together, and your home can be warmer and more inviting when there isn’t too much empty space.


6. A More Unique Home

When you drive down a street lined with big homes, you don’t always notice anything special about them. They may have more space, but they certainly lack personality.

Smaller homes allow you to create a space that is more unique and personal to you. From interior to exterior, you can fill it with items which reflect your personality to create a welcoming and unique place that is entirely suited to you.


7. Easier to Maintain

This is definitely one of the major advantages of living in smaller homes. People with loads of space often spend great portions of their lives cleaning or maintaining it. With a smaller home, you spend far less time cleaning or keeping the place in order.


8. Forces You to Declutter

There are many benefits to living a more minimalistic life – and a smaller home is a great way to help you achieve this. Having less space means that you will need to have fewer things. This will force you to declutter all of those objects you own and just don’t need.


9. Easier to Renovate

If you love to take on home improvement projects or always have a desire to redecorate, then living in a smaller home makes this so much easier. Whether you need to take on a major renovation project, or just want to add some extra touches, the job becomes simplified and cheaper in a smaller space. With the added flexibility and convenience, you can basically do this whenever the fancy strikes.


Final Thoughts

The advantages of living in a smaller home are well worth making the move! While it may seem like a bit of a shock to some, going small has plenty of benefits.

From easier living to being more environmentally friendly and having more disposable income, living in a smaller home just makes sense. If you are considering making the move, it will certainly pay off in more ways than one!

Swan Valley House and Land Packages Tailored to You

If you are looking for land for sale in Swan Valley to build your dream home, you are about to make one of the most important purchases of your life. You could search for property on your own, but there are many aspects of a planned community that appeal to you, and you want to make sure that you secure as many as you can.

You love the idea of living in an area where there’s been a concerted effort to build beautiful homes, establish great schools, provide stellar services and offer amenities that come with a special community vibe and layout.

Taylor Private Estate is a master planned community in gorgeous Swan Valley delivering one of the most highly anticipated communities in years. From a wide range of stunning home styles to a perfect location a short distance away from Perth’s world-famous beaches to the ideal location right outside of the Perth CBD, it’s easy to understand why building a Swan Valley house could make perfect sense.

Perfect Lifestyle Tailored to You

Your home is your oasis. It’s your escape from the outside world, and having it tailored to the way you live is the best gift you can give yourself and your loved ones. Swan Valley is one of the most picturesque areas in Western Australia. If you haven’t started looking for land for sale in Caversham, you need to start now.

Loaded with amenities and offering a lifestyle that appeals to both visitors and residents alike, it’s easy to see why building a home here is a win-win. When you create a house with B1 Homes inside Taylor Private Estate, you’re building a home and lifestyle that’s perfectly catered to your needs and wants.

  • When buying land and planning your dream home at Taylor Private Estate, you have the comfort of knowing that you’re building in an area that has been researched thoroughly and is primed for continued growth.
  • You can choose how big or small you want your plot of land to be, picking ample space for a prolific gardener or one with a small lot, ideal for someone who lacks a green thumb.
  • You can choose and customise the style of home you want, picking from small, cottage-style homes with loads of windows to NYC-style brownstone-inspired homes with a decidedly urban feel.
  • You can choose the home features that fit perfectly with the way you live, including multi-story builds or single-story dwellings.
  • Top-notch existing and planned primary and secondary schools in the area help fulfil families’ need for close-to-home quality education for their little ones.

Enjoy the Perks of Living in Swan Valley

It’s hard to avoid all the buzz surrounding Swan Valley, but it’s all well-deserved. Located less than half an hour from the Perth CBD, laid-back, idyllic Swan Valley offers the perfect blend of location and lifestyle. Residents can enjoy a short commute to work in the city and be home in no time to enjoy an area that feels like it’s a million miles away from the chaos. The perks of looking for vacant land in Swan Valley include the following:

  • Swan Valley should be called “Wine Valley,” thanks to the area’s sizeable winery presence. You could spend weeks flitting one from one vineyard to another, enjoying numerous tastings, touring vineyards like the French-born Little River Winery and Cafe or Olive Farm Wines, Western Australia’s oldest winery. You could also soak in the picturesque, Instagram-ready scenery.
  • The Western Australian tourism minister has declared that the district is pushing for a significant increase in tourism to the area over the next few years, bringing in hundreds of thousands of tourists as well as a hefty revenue increase of hundreds of millions of dollars. Investing in a home in the area could be a smart financial move.
  • The area’s proximity to beaches means that the intoxicatingly blue waters of the Indian Ocean are always just a short drive away.
  • Swan Valley is a vast foodie destination, home to everything from artisanal pizza spots to chocolate factories to roadside farmers’ markets loaded with organic fare. Whether you’re looking for the ingredients to prepare perfect farm-to-table meals or you’re looking for a great night out at some hotspot gastropub, the Swan Valley has got you covered.
  • The fact that Swan Valley is being built up as a tourism hub means that new places and activities are popping up every day. From seeing the animals up close and personal at the Caversham Wildlife Park to biking the trails in Whiteman Park to spending the day traipsing in and out of galleries and boutiques, there is always something to do for just about everyone.

Looking for land for sale in Perth at Taylor Private Estate is probably one of the best investments you can make. Take a day trip to the area and look around. With the perks that come with buying, the added value that could be included with your purchase, and the area’s proximity to Perth CBD, you’d be doing yourself a disservice not to check it out.


The Perks of Building in Swan Valley

Known for its abundance of wineries (more than 40 at last count), Swan Valley is also a vibrant cultural hub with fine art, beautiful scenery, and a rich history. Just 25 minutes from Perth’s city centre and 10 minutes from the airport, it’s conveniently located, but still has an old-world charm that makes you feel like you’re on a retreat.

Swan Valley Is the Perfect Place to Build
In 2017, the Western Australian Minister for Tourism announced that they have plans to increase tourism drastically in the next few years. The result will be hundreds of thousands of visitors each year spending hundreds of millions of dollars in the community.

If you’re looking for a secure investment, then Swan Valley is the perfect place to build. With an increase in tourism and dollars, often comes a corresponding rise in property values. Plus, it also helps that Swan Valley is one of the most picturesque places in Western Australia.

Something to Do for Everyone
It’s easy to focus on the wineries here in Swan Valley. You could spend weeks touring each facility and soaking in the fascinating history, as well as multiple glasses of wine! But Swan Valley is much more than just “wine country.” The area is a dream destination for nature lovers with walking trails that are unrivaled anywhere else in the region. There are also historical buildings to explore and a variety of restaurants to sample.

Enjoy weekends with a boat cruise. Soak up the sun’s rays and set sail on Swan River. Or try a game of Supa Golf, a variation of the traditional game that has only nine holes and larger clubs and balls. If you’re an adventurous spirit at heart, you’ll love this game!

There is also a wildlife park with kangaroos and other animal species native to the area. Come face to face and even pet koalas, wombats, and possums. It’s a fun-filled activity for the whole family! Another form of wildlife to visit is at the Windarrah Honey farm, a family-owned business with some of the best honey around.

Perfect for Your Family
Swan Valley is also ideal for families. It’s safe, clean, and has a top-notch school system. There’s also plenty of open space for kids to be kids. Swan Valley is also known for having some of the best playgrounds in the state. The top-rated playgrounds and parks are akin to wonderlands that as adults, we only dreamed about when we were kids. For example, Aviary Creek park has a water wheel, twisting tunnel slides, and an adult-friendly area where friends can get together for a friendly game of bocce.

From ice cream shops to chocolate factories, you’ll have fun exploring every inch of the tasty treats that Swan Valley has to offer.

Lifestyle and Culture
Time seems to slow down in Swan Valley. No one’s in a hurry to leave, and there’s no need to run on a strict schedule. The slower pace of life is easy to adjust to, and new residents love that they can take a deep breath, relax, and connect with friends.

One of the miracles of Swann Valley is that it’s in the heart of the wine region, yet the beach is just minutes away. It truly is paradise.

The vibe of Swan Valley is like a giant community gathering with plenty of outdoor concerts, summer markets, masterclasses, festivals and long table feasts that are fun for the whole family. There’s plenty of shopping to do, including getting your retail fix at Guildford’s historic strip.

Some of the top destinations in Swan Valley include the Margaret River Chocolate Co., Yahava Koffeeworks, Sandalford Wines, and Duckstein Brewery.

Over the years, Swan Valley has become a place where the finest artisans in their fields have decided to settle. Swan Valley is home to renowned chefs, specialty ice cream makers, leading vintners, and expert brewers. There’s a rich cultural tapestry that blends Mediterranean with Indigenous. Some of the early settlers in this region include inhabitants of Italy, Yugoslavia, and England. They were some of the original producers of wine and often continue their familial traditions of winemaking. There are many time-honoured traditions in the area, and newcomers continue to shape and evolve the cultural landscape.

Newcomers quickly settle into this idyllic lifestyle, and once they’re here, they often say they can’t imagine living anywhere else.

Peaceful Escape but Close to Everything
One of the best things about living in Swan Valley is how close it is to Perth CBD and the airport, but you also get the distinct feeling that you’re away from it all. It’s like living the best of both worlds. We’ve talked a lot about the slow-paced life, and beautiful scenery, but we can’t forget to mention the world-class produce. The tropical climate allows for a diverse offering of fruits and vegetables that are mouthwatering and delectable.

One of our favourite weekend retreats is an escape to Mandoon estate. This stylish retreat features fine dining, wine tasting, tours of the area, and a behind the scenes look at the kitchen and historical elements. Each room also features a stunning view of the Swan River, which you can enjoy from a spacious balcony.
As you look around at your beautiful surroundings, it can be difficult to remember that you are so close to the city. Swan Valley has all the amenities of urban life, but without the pollution, congestion, and crime. Living here truly is like being on holiday every single day!

Taylor Private Estate is proud to have one of the closest planned residential communities to the Perth CBD. Our development will have more than 600 home-sites, so you’ll be able to choose a piece of land that is your piece of paradise. There’s something for everyone, whether you want a New York-style brownstone, a more spacious lot, or a custom home. Taylor Private Estate is leading the way in the affordable luxury movement.

This land won’t last, so get in touch with our sales office today.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Block of Land

When you plan to build, your dream home is all in the blueprint. The block of land you build on is just as important as the structure and layout of the home. Your block of land determines so much about the quality of your build.
First, will you be building in an existing area or a new subdivision? What size and style of home do you want? It’s also worth considering whether you’re amenable to altering building plans to suit your block of land. For some people, if the location is convenient, altering building plans isn’t a concern. For others, their vision of a dream house is set in stone. All they need is to find the right block of land for sale.
A hasty purchase can end up costing several thousand more in the long term. Or you could end up having major difficulty due to local planning restrictions. You want to build with all angles covered to ensure a stress free and successful construction.
We’ll take you through 5 of the most important things you need to look at when you look for land to buy.


Get Proper Advice
Even the most skilled DIY fanatics rarely have the construction expertise to analyse a building site. You need to find a knowledgeable sales consultant that can walk you through all considerations. The right consultant will have local knowledge and be able to assess the type of land that will suit your needs.

There are so many details that never arise when you’re living in a pre-built home. You’ll need an expert that can lead you through all the local planning requirements before you build and before you purchase.


Consider Its Future Worth
Among your concerns ought to be the potential future value. Location, surrounding businesses and amenities will affect how easy it will be to sell your property in future. When you’re looking at the surroundings, check out what will be constructed nearby in the future as well (i.e. new schools, shopping centres, etc).

If you build on a block that allows the use of solar resources, you’ll find increasing value. If the area surrounding your block is already developed and attractive, the sale will be faster and attract a higher price.

Consider the orientation of the block and frontage space. Highly desired properties include a wider frontage and a uniform size, allowing for greater flexibility. An added benefit is if your block allows for north facing orientation, which are generally considered most desirable. This alone will have a large impact on the saleability of your home should you decide to sell in future.


Count in the Planning Requirements
Nothing is worse than finding a perfect block of land for sale, only to realise it won’t work with your house plans due to local planning requirements. Each local government can have its own requirements relating to home size, setbacks and other planning considerations. A knowledgeable consultant can help you navigate the local planning requirements for your desired area.


Choose the Right Area
A dream home does little good when the surrounding community is a poor fit. For mass commuters, it’s important to be located near quality roads and transport systems. Families with children ought to study the surrounding schools and ensure there are nearby child friendly amenities.

It’s worth doing a bit of research on proposed developments in the area. What began as a vacant location can quickly become saturated with busy roadways and businesses.

Beyond proximity to amenities, you need to consider environmental issues. Be aware of any potential flood issues before purchasing. Look at the geography of the location, and its relative height above sea level or nearby drainage areas.

If the block you’re looking at buying is on a slope, look at a few things before you sign any papers. First, determine how much the slope will impact building. Slopes often must be levelled out or may need split level home design.

Next, understand that proximity to bushland can raise the BAL of a property. A BAL, bushfire attack level, can be reason enough to reconsider a block. Properties with these ratings will require additional building measures to ensure adequate resistance to bushfires. In these cases, it’s always recommended to consult with an environmental and building engineer.


Consider the Type of Soil
If you’ve only moved into existing homes, you’ve likely not heard of the term ‘site classification.’ It’s a critical part of planning to build. Put simply, site classification will tell you how likely soil shifting is. If the soil on the land block is more reactive (I.e. more likely to shift), the concrete footing costs can be significantly more expensive.

While you’re looking into land quality, take care to consider any trees that may need to be removed. If you may need to further level the ground, be sure to assess the associated costs ahead of time.

When you find vacant land for sale, do some research into the land’s prior uses. Past uses can have a big impact on current soil classification and quality. You do not want to find your dream home located on a contaminated site due to prior uses.


Frequently Asked Questions

Building regulations
How do I know what my Local Authority will restrict in my build?
All buildings in local authorities are assessed against the State Residential Design Codes (R-Codes), although depending upon the area, there may also be separate planning requirements. You can do some preliminary research on your own, but a consultant may be able to provide full clarity.

Can I use my entire block to build on?
Simply put, no. The Residential Design Codes require the inclusion of setbacks and open space on your lot. So be sure to do your research on your prospective block.

Soil queries
Can I do my own research on soil quality?
Yes, geotechnical reports are available to prospective builders. These will provide you with information regarding soil reactivity and composition.

How do I know what the land’s previous use was?
You can find past use and development records online. Likewise, you can have a talk with the council for full disclosure. If past use was farming or manufacturing, research to check for possible chemical use.

Location concerns
How can I tell what’s going to be built near my land block?
You can contact your Local Council, or if you’re still in the browsing phase you can visit

If I’m building in a newer area, will service utilities be provided?
It is a requirement of the developer, in conjunction with the service authorities, to provide service utilities to your property. In standard metropolitan subdivisions, this includes water, sewer and power. Your builder will then be responsible to connect into these services upon completion of your home.

Do new subdivisions decrease my property value?
Depending upon the maturity of the subdivision, it may greatly improve the value of your home. The introduction of new schools, parks or shopping centres may help to provide immediate value to your property.

Expert assistance
Can my builder take care of all the local planning requirements?
Yes and no. Yes, they’re the building experts and know what they can and cannot do. However, this implies you’ve already purchased the block. If you skip a consultant, you may end up having to alter your building plans to suit the block. It is therefore worthwhile consulting with a builder prior to purchasing land.

How can I find a consultant in my area?
You have several options to find a consultant. Many people conduct a quick search online and research reviews from there. Your local council can also direct you to a professional organization.


When you look for land to buy, take as much care as when you are creating your building plans. Look to the future, even if (or especially if) you plan on your build becoming your forever home. Get a good foundation and do due diligence when looking at land. It’s important not to buy a block of land simply because you can’t turn down the price tag. Purchase without research often results in a huge headache and a lot of compromise later.