Plans of Subdivision

Subdivision is the division of land into two or more lots which can be sold separately. Subdivision can also include re-aligning or altering title boundaries even if the number of lots does not change.

Whether or not you can subdivide varies on a number of factors, including zones, overlays and any restrictions on the land.
If you want to subdivide your land, there are three stages you must be aware of:

  • obtaining a planning permit to subdivide
  • certifying a plan of subdivision  and
  •  releasing a statement of compliance

There is no minimum lot size for residential subdivision. However, in most cases you will need to apply for a permit to develop your land before making an application to subdivide. Once the development permit is obtained, the subdivision should be a straightforward process which creates boundaries in line with the approved development.

Subdivision is complicated and has certain legal requirements; therefore the applicant must be a licensed land surveyor. To find a licensed land surveyor you can go to the Yellow Pages, the Association of Consulting Surveyors  website, or the Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria  website. In most cases, your surveyor will be our primary contact, so we recommend that you speak to them first if you have any questions.

For more information view Council’s subdivision factsheet or contact the Statutory Planning department on (03) 9205 2802.

Updated : 12:36 PM, 10 February 2016

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