Tip 4: Ask an expert
Navigating council requirements can be confusing. It's best to get an expert on board early, Jarrod advises, looking carefully at crucial planning considerations and restrictions before you buy, or repurpose, your land.
"The process can be scary, but you can reduce stress and anxiety by seeking help from the right people," he says. "They can help navigate through the sea of planning and building requirements."
Every development comes with risks, no matter how much homework you've done, but experts can help reduce that risk by checking your project's feasibility.
"Will the current price of the land along with an average build cost stack up?" Jarrod asks. "There's no point buying a block of land if you can't afford to build on it. Similarly, if you're looking at a knockdown rebuild, you need to make sure you can afford all costs and financial repayments."