Subdivision Permit Process

Steps to follow:

Step 1

Plan of Subdivision must be prepared by a licensed Land Surveyor, in accordance with the Subdivision Act 1988 and the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

The licensed Land Surveyor will then lodge the application with Council, thereby acting as the applicant.

All correspondence, whether written or verbal, will only be addressed with the Land Surveyor.

Step 2

Council receives and registers the Application.

Step 3

The Subdivision Assessment Officer refers the application to all referral authorities (including the Revenue department for street numbering allocation on the permit).

Step 4

Application is assessed and delegate report written and permit issued.

Step 5

If subdividing prior to completion of development, a Section 173 Agreement can be entered into. Council offer an in-house Section 173 Agreement Service at a applicable fee. If a Section 173 Agreement is prepared externally by the applicants Solicitor, Council will have these documents reviewed by Council’s Solicitor and an additional fee will be charged.

Step 6

Plan of Subdivision is certified and allocation of street numbers is issued.

Step 7

Once all requirements of the Planning Permit have been met and all inspections completed, a Statement of Compliance will be issued.

Step 8

Certified Plans and Statement of Compliance are lodged at Land Registry and individual Titles are issued.

Telecommunications in New Developments

Providing telecommunications infrastructure in new developments is the responsibility of the developer. Developers must ensure that all lots created by subdivision are either connected to telecommunications or have fibre ready telecommunications infrastructure in place.

To install this infrastructure, developers will need to contract a telecommunications carrier.

Developers may choose any carrier to service their development. If you don’t choose another carrier:

  • nbn is the Infrastructure Provider of Last Resort for larger developments (100 lots or more) and for all developments in areas where nbn is rolling out.
  • Telstra is the Infrastructure Provider of Last Resort for smaller developments (less than 100 lots), until the nbn rolls out in the area.

For more information and to determine who is the Infrastructure Provider of Last Resort (IPOLR) for a property please view the roll out map on the Australian Government website.

Developers are asked to apply at least 6 months before the required date of service, to ensure a connection is ready when residents move in.

Further Information for Developers