Subdivision certificate

Subdivision of land and/or buildings in residential areas is undertaken in one of the following ways:

Torrens Title

the subdivision of a lot into at least two allotments, which are held independently of one another. There are generally no shared facilities or infrastructure.

Community Title

the subdivision of and into at least two lots and an area of common property. Common property relates to those parts that do not form part of a lot. This typically includes the service infrastructure and driveways that are shared.

Strata Title the subdivision of a building or proposed building into at least two lots and is managed by the Strata Body Corporate


The minimum lot size for Torrens Title subdivision is prescribed by the Murray Local Environmental Plan 2011 (within the Greater Murray and Moama Wards) and the Wakool Local Environmental Plan 2013 (for within the Greater Wakool Ward) in the Minimum Lot Size maps. Community Title and Strata Title lots are exempt from complying with these minimum allotment sizes, but must already contain, or have approval for, a residential dwelling on each of the proposed allotments.

All subdivisions in urban areas must be provided with essential services including water, sewer, electricity, telecommunications and gas. A development application is required for a subdivision.

Controls for residential subdivision (and other developments in the residential zones) are contained in the Murray and Wakool Development Control Plans.

Related information

Murray Local Environmental Plan 2011
Wakool Local Environment Plan 2013