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Free! Vic Site feasibility by Registered Planner for DualOcc townhouse Subdivisions.Medical Childcare centre.Call AuArchitecture 7days!

AuARCHITECTURE is Melbourne's property subdivision specialist with the real competitive edge.

250+Property Subdivision Permits:Call AuArchitecture founder.

You benefit from  AuArchitecture Founder's  property development, design and town planning experience.


We specialise in dual occupancy, land subdivision, townhouse/multi-unit development,  bespoke residential homes, medical, childcare centres and other commercial and industrial projects.

  • We custom design the building  in collaboration with you.

  • We draw the  complete project- plans, elevations, shadow diagrams, sections and everything required by the Authorities.


  • We document the Town Planning, Building and Subdivision Permit Applications.


  • We write compelling Town Planning reports.

  • We manage the Application for you-  at Council (Town Planning Permit), the Registered Building Surveyor (Building Permit) or Subdivision (Subdivision Permit).

  • We team up with  all the required consultants - engineers, surveyors, energy report, Sustainable Design Assessment, arborist, heritage and others on our contact list.

Whether you project is in Melbourne or Regional Victoria, you too can benefit from  our one stop creative  design and detailed documentation service + the experience we gained from 250+ permits.

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Dual Occupancy backyard subdivision

Duplex north facing backyard

Duplex- side by side Dual Occupancy

Hamptons style compact dual occupancy

We offer a complimentary high level opinion of what type of subdivision Council could support on your  land.

Be it, a simple dual occupancy strata subdivision or a townhouse with multi lot property subdivision or subdividing a large parcel of land for torrens type property subdivision.

Subdivision expert in Victoria
PIA-Registered Planner

Swarup, our Founder,  was a property developer, owner builder and is a  Registered Planner; he is affiliated to the Australian Institute of Architects, Planning Institute of Australia and Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association.


While consulting to architects and developers he managed 250+ Property Subdivision approvals across Melbourne and regional Victoria.  He worked on projects ranging from residential, retail, health, hospitality, student accomodation to commercial and industrial developments in Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore and India. He is an author and  taught Architecture at a Victorian University.
The collective synergy of design and town planning knowledge gives us the competitive edge over competitors, who may only be draftspersons, designers or town planners. The synergy will deliver significant efficiencies and advantages for your project as we manage both architecture and town planning in house.

Contemporary designed 1000sqm. luxury home

Nine townhouses approved. Starting construction.

Early learning centre in parkland setting


We offer a complimentary high level opinion of what type of development Council could support on your land. 

We offer full design service as well as documenting the Town Planning and Building Permits. Our team of external consultants will provide engineering services as well as energy, land surveying and others as required by Council or the Building surveyor who certifies the Building Permit.

We work as a  team of Registered Professionals, including Building Practitioners, land surveyor, engineers and an Architect, producing all the documents for Town Planning and Building Permits and Construction drawings.

Are you thinking of subdividing your land or building a dual occupancy, townhouse, medical centre or childcare development?


You can also contact us and benefit from Swarup's knowledge of 250++ planning permits. 
Invest in the valuable experience he gained from very complex designs and planning applications.


We tell you what you need to know and not just what you want to hear. That's our difference.

"We will have three homes on our block all with spectacular views across   the bay. The service given by Swarup has been faultless with both process and the design of both homes "....   Read more.


"The Mount Waverley clinic is going very well and we could not have done it without you. "

"Swarup has quickly responded to our request and in a very short brief really understood exactly what we wanted and delivered mock up sketch drawings in a matter of days. He is very professional and so far has been great to deal with."

"They are really good. Very professional. They are really professional "

"We greatly appreciate your help and hard work. Without your help, we won't reach our goals - to get occupancy permit. Finally, we are here now."

Dr HG on completion of their Medical Centre at Doncaster

Three townhouses on small site

Three Keilor townhouses at Construction stage

Industrial development
Medical Centre with Day Surgery

Industrial development design stage

Eye Surgeons Surgery  at Building Permit stage

Congratulation to you and this is great news. I will call you sometime on the weekend to talk about the next steps for the building permit plan.


Once again, thank you very much for your time to get it done. 

USA based client.

Thanks mate, great block but you saved us! We could have blindly put an unconditional offer.

You are the best.

Melbourne Property developer

Our design principle.

We don’t approach architecture from a shape making perspective. We don’t have a preconceived solution of what buildings will look like or what materials we’re going to use on a development site.

Every site-specific design -  whether it’s for an exciting home renovation, a multi- lot subdivision, a residential or commercial project -  evolves from  the research into local council's planning requirements, client brief and the land's unique characteristics.

Our practical designs elevate spatial experience and resident comfort through passive design principles, ample day lighting, ventilation & acoustic privacy to produce wellness architecture.
The Whole Building Design practice provides the strategies to achieve a high-performance building: one that is cost-effective over its entire life cycle, safe, secure, accessible, flexible, aesthetic, productive, and sustainable.

Council approved Vastu principled duplex at Blackburn

Apollo Bay beach house

Waterfront home- construction starting 2022

See the video.

Our services.

We deliver end to end property development solutions including:


  • site feasibility

  • intelligent design and inhouse architecture

  • effective town planning strategy

  • inhouse town planning reports

  • project feasibility

  • land subdivisions- planning, survey, permits and documentation

  • manage town planning applications at all councils across Victoria

  • building permit

  • construction documentation

  • co ordinate other consultants services, including engineering, energy report, soil report, traffic, arborist and others to get your project started.  Read about our Specialist Services.

With over 250 planning permits personally managed by our Founder, why trust your project to inexperience?

The Town Planning advantage for Subdivision

AuArchitecture provides  inhouse Town Planning  and architecture services. Our design principles blend in with the appropriate town planning strategy to deliver an optimised development solution.
We write compelling planning reports inhouse, develop town planning strategies to maximise development outcomes and negotiate with all Councils in Victoria throughout the planning application.
We provide all the relevant services  you require to subdivide your land- be it a simple backyard subdivision like a dual occupancy or townhouse project or a larger parcel of land for multi lot property development.
We understand what Council's want and work collaboratively with all stakeholders.



Murumbeena Duplex


Demo and develop land

Maximise land value - demolish the existing house and build a duplex or multiple townhouses.

Our Founder has  assessed many hundreds of  sites across Melbourne and regional Victoria and knows which properties work successfully.

We manage the project from start to finish, design intelligently and deploy town planning knowledge.

Free property assessment!


Dual Occupancy Development by AuArchitec


Backyard subdivision

Retain the existing home and build in the  under utilised backyard! Enjoy living in your new dual occupancy home.

Rent or sell either home to pay down the mortgage or invest in the next project.The choice is yours.

We are the dual occupancy experts.

Our Founder turned his first home into a profitable dual occ subdivision.



Subdivision plan


Property Subdivision

Build wealth through a subdivision in Victoria. We will design your  land subdivision, write the planning report, co-ordinate consultants and negotiate with all councils to obtain town planning and subdivision permits.

2 or 30 lot subdivision - AuArchitecture will deliver planning outcomes  fast.

Learn the  subdivision steps




Apartment design

AuArchitecture unleashes creative design options for your site. With Town Planning inputs and construction know how we deliver innovation and build in passive design for occupant comfort.


Luxury home design


Bespoke home design

Whether its a three bedroom energy efficient home or a mini mansion with pool and wine cellar or a beach house which can be packed up and relocated; talk to us for really  creative solutions to compliment your lifestyle.



Completed Industrial Project



Industrial and commercial developments require skills and experience to maximise yield.

Our Founder worked on commercial industrial HQs for international brands.



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Luxury kitchen for dual occ
Luxury kitchen for dual occ

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Affordable housing

Affordable housing is a problem we must encounter through cost controlled, modular designs while making occupant comfort a priority.


Childcare for 100


Childcare/Medical Centre

100 children childcare centre or multiple practitioner medical centres is a discipline we specialise in.We will obtain  Council approval and prepare construction documentation.



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Complex town planning

Our Founder owner-built a complex engineered home. After 2 years of battles and presentations to Council from  GM down paid dividends on this "can't ever build on sensitive land".



Build your wealth in Victoria while we both solve Melbourne's housing challenge


Our beliefs and vision drives us to do more for your property :


  • Maximise your land yield for multi unit residential or industrial projects.

  • Integrate wellness architecture with town planning strategy and building solutions to unlock more equity in your property.

  • Provide an affordable fixed fee design and documentation by Registered professionals with decades of property development experience. 



Property Subdivision: Key to 250 planning permits.

Our Registered Planner managed 250 permits.Dual occupancy Townhouse specialist maximises site returns.Design Town Planning Build 

Our specialist Services:

AuArchitecture's Founder is a property developer, Registered Melbourne Planner and affiliated with the Australian Institute of Architects, Planning Institute of Australia and Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association.

This collective synergy gives us the competitive edge over competitors, who may only be a drafts person, designers or town planner. The synergy will deliver significant efficiencies and advantages for your project as we manage both architecture and town planning in house.


He is a residential development specialist. While consulting to real estate developers and architects he personally managed over 250 planning permits for property subdivision, residential and commercial developments.

Victorian Councils expect a better understanding of their planning policies. Swarup writes compelling town planning reports to garner Council support and personally oversees each application- from site potential assessment to permit winning designs and documentation and effective council negotiations.

AuArchitecture is supported by a team of Registered Architects and Building Practitioners who use the latest Building Information Modelling technology.

Why Choose Us?

Property subdivision advice by expert

* While consulting to  Melbourne based architects and developers  our developer Founder managed design teams  and worked on  planning applications for over 700 residential units and the 250 Victorian planning permits which followed. They ranged from two unit property subdivisions to strata titled apartments.


His grit,  tenacity and all round knowledge was the other key which helped him manage property subdivision Planning Permits across Melbourne and some in regional  Victoria. The Council approvals were for traditional and contemporary designed  dual occupancy, townhouses, unit developments, property subdivisions and commercial developments. 

Swarup, our Founder, walks the talk and developed his own properties including  designing a very profitable dual occupancy subdivision, had  his prestige home rezoned to higher density to accommodate a four storey apartment and had land zoned from ecologically sensitive, in other words, can't ever be developed  to residential; then he owner-built on the  challenging and absolute  water front clifftop using his engineering knowledge. The applications faced stiff opposition from the local Councils- however, persistence and knowledge prevailed. He has obtained  permits for many mum and dad  and first time developers.

He has a strong interest in residential development, affordable housing, wellness architecture,biophilic design and lectures at University, sharing his own knowledge and education in architecture and construction with eager students. 



We understand these council policies : banyule,bayside,





glen eira, dandenong,

hobsons bay, hume,kingston,knox,manningham,



moonee valley, moreland, mornington,





macedon ranges,

surf coast,ballarat,


While studying for his University degree in Architecture, he was trained by a Master Architect and associate of  Le Corbusier. His thesis was a live home project.

Later while studying for his Masters in Building Science (UNSW) he did  extensions to a  harbour front and luxurious Mediterranean  home in Point Piper, combined two flats, one above the other, to form a contemporary maisonette with private lift  in a water front building in Vaucluse, and later extended a Wahroonga home, designed a low cost modular home which could grow with the family and worked on a variety of projects. 

We encourage you contact him and benefit from his knowledge of property subdivisions, building, design and town planning.

Typical Dual Occupancy


A tandem style dual occupancy - one behind other- is the most common form of backyard subdivision. 

Demolish the existing home to build two new homes or retain it and build one additional dual occupancy home in the backyard. 

Can you dual occupancy your property  & double your rental income? 

Learn more.

Duplex Dual Occ



Double your property's potential with a side by side duplex style dual occupancy subdivision which often generates more floor area. Each dual occupancy subdivision has its own street address and less common property to share. Some Councils prefer minimum frontage width.

Can you duplex your property and reduce mortgage? 

Live in one and sell the other!

Find out now!

6 townhouse development AuArchitecture




Subdivide and develop property with the appropriate zoning  into 3 or more dwellings to maximise subdivision yield.

Town house developments require additional design and town planning skills to maximise yield.

Can you build 3 or more townhouses on your land and benefit from multiple rentals?

Find out now.

Start the journey.

Start now.

We can manage the entire process for you - from Council application  to Building Permit for your residential or commercial projects.


Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it useful.
Cut doors and windows for a room; It is the holes which make it useful.
Therefore profit comes from what is there; Usefulness from what is not there.-Lao Tzu

Our Services

Planning a dual occupancy, multi unit or commercial project?

We deliver start to end Architecture, Town Planning and Building solutions.

Design brief, Documentation. Managing Application...

Our Process

Our four pillar process starts from analysing your site's development potential through to detailed design, Town Planning Architecture and Reports and Building Permit documentation.

Construction costs,project management.....

About us

Swarup, our Founder managed 250+ successful Town Planning Permits for dual occupancy and multi unit developments. He developed his own properties and  is supported by Registered Building Practioners and Architects who use the latest technology and software..