Site Investigation reports


What is a site investigation report? Why would you need one?


The decision to purchase and develop a property is perhaps the largest financial decision you will ever make. A wise developer understands all the costs, restrictions, and hurdles that must addressed before he makes significant capital expenditures. A site investigation report provides the information a developer needs before venturing into project design and entitlement.


Will the local Councils allow my project? What restrictions will be placed on my proposed facility design?  What is the approval process? How much are the fees that the Council will charge me?  How long will the permitting take? What is the maximum yield from the site in question?


Often an Architect's services is overseen at this early stage of the project and is engaged post property purchase to prepare a design. However Architects add most value to developers in this initial site investigation feasibility stage. Architect’s deal with Councils and Codes on a daily basis and  are professionally trained to review regulations, prepare concept plans based on these findings, giving developers a holistic review of the property in question prior the purchase.


A site investigation report or feasibility study helps you answer these questions and more before you invest significant dollars in design and permitting.


These initial project services include:


  • site investigation, best site coverage utilization, and  efficient layout.

  • site/master planning.

  • relevant code research and compliance, SEPP, LEP’s, DCP’S.

  • fee and assessment research.


Before you start your next development contact us to see how we can help you, maximise the potential of your next development. See why our current clients keep coming back for this initial consultattion.


***The information contained in this article is general information only.The accuracy and completeness of this article (and its contents) should be checked by obtaining independent advice before you take any action or otherwise rely upon its contents in any way.


Prepared by Patrick Pace March 2015.