You will need approval from Council before subdividing your land.
Subdivision can be complex and has certain legal requirements. You will need to engage a licensed land surveyor to assist you with gaining the relevant approvals through the subdivision process.
There are three main stages for obtaining approval to subdivide:
Planning permits give permission for subdivision and set out requirements that must be met before the subdivision can be finalised. A planning permit may contain conditions that require you to carry out works or make payment to servicing authorities (water, gas, electricity etc.) so as new lots can be connected to services.
The certification of a Plan of Subdivision is a procedural step which prepares documents for lodgement with the Land Titles Office. A Plan of Subdivision must be prepared by a licensed Land Surveyor. Council will not certify a Plan of Subdivision unless it contains all the information required by the Land Titles Office and until the requirements of a planning permit have been met.
Statement of Compliance
Once all the conditions of a planning permit have been met, a Plan of Subdivision has been certified and the servicing authorities have given consent to the subdivision, a Statement of Compliance can be issued. The Statement of Compliance is lodged with the Land Titles Office and land titles for the new lots are then created. You will need to engage a solicitor or conveyancer to deal with this stage of the subdivision process.