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September 22, 2014 / By ajtvs
The current housing stock in the area is a mix of early architectural styles but is predominantly Victorian and Edwardian. There are also examples of more recent developments and dwelling extensions. Some houses are substantial and located on large allotments. Average lot sizes are quite large at around 500 to 700 square metres. In the eastern area of the precinct there are also some examples of lots which are over 900 square metres.
These large lot sizes and surplus industrial land create significant opportunities for additional housing subject to the council requirements and heritage controls. The council particularly in the central Williamstown area will try to ensure new buildings, including dwellings extensions, do not dominate or overwhelm the existing built form. Large parts of the neighbourhood are covered by heritage controls and the neighbourhood has many examples of significant buildings from the 1800s.
Large infill sites and areas along main roads are more able to be developed; Kororoit Creek Road with its large lots sizes provides substantial medium density development opportunities. Recent developments are achieving great sales results of around $450,000 for two bedroom apartments. Planning permission is consistently being granted for 10 – 14 apartments on the large lots along this road offering great return for owner developers in the area.