There are a number of steps to subdividing land. Initially you need to determine whether you can subdivide and if so, lodge a development application. The document is an extract from Council's Development Control Plan (DCP) which contains the regulations for subdivision. Review the DCP to determine if your proposal would comply with the controls. If you are having difficulty navigating the policy or making your proposal comply with the rules do not hesitate to contact us.
Once you have obtained development consent for your proposal, you need to read the consent and determine whether there are any conditions of consent that require you to do physical works, organise certificates from energy suppliers and telecommunication suppliers or pay contributions to Council.
The NSW Department of Lands will not register your plan without a Subdivision Certificate.
Once all of the conditions of consent have been finalised you will need to lodge a subdivision certificate application with Council that includes linen plans and evidence of you finalising your consent. Council will assess the subdivision certificate application and issue the Subdivision Certificate and the signed linen plans. Your soicitor or surveyor will then lodge these plans with the Lands Titles Office and they are generally registered in around 6-8 weeks. Please see the Related Links for a flowchart summary of the Subdivision Certificate Process.