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AuARCHITECTURE is Melbourne's property subdivision specialist with the real competitive edge.
250+Property Subdivision Permits:Call AuArchitecture founder.
Benefit from AuArchitecture's design and town planning experience in dual occupancy, land subdivision, townhouse/multi-unit development, bespoke residential homes, medical and childcare centres and 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.
Hamptons style compact dual occupancy
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
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 Keilor townhouses at Construction stage
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
Waterfront home- construction starting 2022
We deliver end to end property development solutions including:
intelligent design and inhouse architecture
effective town planning strategy
inhouse town planning reports
land subdivisions- planning, survey, permits and documentation
manage town planning applications at all councils across Victoria
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.
FREE SITE ASSESSMENT
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!
FREE SITE ASSESSMENT
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.
CAN YOU SUBDIVIDE?
FREE SITE ASSESSMENT
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
FREE SITE ASSESSMENT
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.
HIGH DENSITY SOLUTIONS
FREE SITE ASSESSMENT
Industrial and commercial developments require skills and experience to maximise yield.
Our Founder worked on commercial industrial HQs for international brands.
CHILDCARE OR MEDICAL
FREE SITE ASSESSMENT
Affordable housing is a problem we must encounter through cost controlled, modular designs while making occupant comfort a priority.
LOW COST MODULAR BUILD
FREE SITE ASSESSMENT
100 children childcare centre or multiple practitioner medical centres is a discipline we specialise in.We will obtain Council approval and prepare construction documentation.
FREE SITE ASSESSMENT
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".
CHALLENGING COUNCIL ISSUES
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.
Double the potential of your land through a dual occupancy.
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:
Registered Planner,belongs to Australian Institute of Architects developed his own properties and owner built a complex waterfront home.
Build wealth by developing the hidden asset in your backyard; just like our Founder did.
Should you retain the existing house and build a new dwelling in the back and enjoy the tax benefits? Our founder did just that with his first home. He walks the talk.
We specialise in two or more units on a block. Maximising site yield is in our DNA. How many units can you build on your block?
A duplex side by side dual occupancy generally yields more floor areas. Some councils may have planning requirements or minimum site width. We are dual occupancy specialists in Victoria.
An application is made to Council. Council issues a Subdivision permit with conditions.When those conditions are satisfied, Council issues a Compliance Certificate which accompanies the subdivision plan drawn by a Registered surveyor and lodged with the Titles Office who issues the registered lots.
Free Preliminary Development Assessment (PDA) Whether you are thinking of purchasing a site or already own one and are thinking of developing, we can conduct a Preliminary Development Assessment. What do we cover in the PDA? At a minimum we will examine the following: Examination of title and search for any restrictions which could hamper development Site info including easements, services Zoning and Schedule to the zoning Land use- what can you build- childcare, townhouses, apartments etc
We write the Town Planning reports for our clients as well as well as for other developers, building designers and Architects.
We design and document each town planning application. Our Land surveyor provides the site information while we prepare all plans, elevations, section, shadow diagrams and manage the Application at Council.
Swarup has design,documented and project managed complex commercial and industrial developments. In this 6000sqm. development the "heritage" facade had to be retained and the commercial/industrial development was built around it making it a huge success for he first time developer.
Our Registered practitioners document the Building Permit Application. They can be simple or comprehensive depending on the amount of detail required.
Our Registered Town Planner has managed over 250 planning permits. We can manage the complete town planning process and provide both design and town planning services.
Contracts provide a baseline in case a dispute arises between you and your builder. If the correct information isn't recorded in the contract, either as part of the original agreement or in a variation, it is not binding. Here are some handy tips to help you with the contractual process: Ensure your contract includes a start and finish date, detailed plans and a clear statement about your cooling-off period Check your contract with a specialist consultant or solicitor before signing Read on
A carefully crafted feasibility report will ascertain where you should trim costs to deliver better profits.We can prepare the report from simple to comprehensive stages.
This project was a joy working with great clients who bought the heritage cottage. We turned the "ugly ducking" back into a luxurious 6 bedroom home with swimming pool. Construction is complete.
The construction Cost plan is prepared by our highly experienced consultant who uses current building costings.
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?
* 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.
AuARCHITECTURE : PROPERTY SUBDIVISION SPECIALIST ADVICE
We understand these council policies : banyule,bayside,
glen eira, dandenong,
hobsons bay, hume,kingston,knox,manningham,
moonee valley, moreland, mornington,
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.
DUAL OCCUPANCY SUBDIVISION
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?
Find out now.
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!
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.
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
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..
If you are planning to subdivide or develop land for a dual occupancy, town house, apartment, multi-lot subdivision, commercial or industrial development, we can deliver start to end design, town planning and construction solutions.
AuArchitecture has a significant market advantage in providing all of the town planning, architecture, building and subdivision services required to deliver your project.
This collective synergy is the key to managing hundreds of planning permits; it also delivers significant time efficiencies and enables seamless interaction between the four disciplines commencing with the concept design and development approval phases.
We will work with you to successfully guide your project through the council planning maze and create a unique vision of your future development.
Town Planning Manager and Founder , Swarup and his team have a wealth of skills and experience to smoothly navigate the planning requirements of local government statutory frameworks.
His track record in managing hundreds of planning permits across Victoria has been underpinned on successful collaboration with Councils and all stakeholders to maximise yield.
Whether you are a first time developer (and we understand how complex the process can be) or if you have developed before, you will benefit from our broad experience and the professional services we offer:
Design Brief to Concept design
Town Planning Design and Documentation
Town Planning ( Planning Scheme- Rescode) & other Reports
Management of Application at your local Victorian Council
Building Permit documentation and Working drawings
Construction Cost Estimate
Building Tender evaluation
Subdivision- dual occupancy to 50 lot subdivision
New House, Medical Centre, Commercial or Industrial projects
Fixed Price Construction offer from builders we work with.
Contact us today to discuss your residential, subdivision or commercial project.
Learn about Town Planning, Building and Subdivision permits here.
Property Development Process.
Property Subdivision e Learning
Free Property Development Master Class.
Learn the essentials of dual occupancy and townhouse development.
What type of property should you buy? What are the planning constraints?
Duplex : Dual Occupancy : Apartment : Multi unit : Pre fab Farmhouse
Complimentary Property Development Assessment.
Are you planning to develop land- one you own or are considering purchasing? Find out what the local Victorian Council will allow to be built on the land.
Please complete the form below and our Registered Planner will provide a high level Property Development Assessment of the land at no cost to you.
And it is 100% obligation free.
Or do you need a cost estimate or feasibility report prepared by experts or advice on a specific type of residential or commercial development?
Please complete the form below and we will respond within 48 hours.
Feel free to call our Founder on 0448 170 132 ( 7 days - 9am to 6 pm) for a confidential discussion.
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Can you subdivide your backyard? Backyard subdivision is a great way for first home owners build equity and start their property subdivision journey.
Dual occupancy design, town planning knowledge
multi unit subdivision- we do it better!
Permit winning Project Documentation
Design and town planning drawings which win planning permits in Victoria
Town planning reports which convince Council to support the planning application.
Building Permit/Working drawings for Building Surveyor to certify. A detailed specification can be provided for the builder to price.
A carefully crafted Feasibility report will reveal what profit you should make.
You should take into account the relevant costs you will incur.
The costs associated with a residential project include but are no limited to:
Land Purchase Price
Finance Application Fee
Civil Storm water Engineer
Project Management fee
We have shown a feasibility report for a dual occupancy below .
Study the reports for a 3 unit and high end 14 unit development in Melbourne.
A profitable dual occupancy project
Costs associated with a dual occupancy project
Why engage a Dual Occ Specialist ?
Town Planning Process
Through the many hundreds of Town Planning Applications our founder worked on across Greater Melbourne Councils, he has built up a great relationship with the Council's Planning Officers.