A Subdivision Certificate authorises the registration of the plan of subdivision for lodgement with NSW Land and Property Information. The plan of subdivision identifies each of the allotments approved under the original consent (if required) or each allotment subject to an exempt boundary adjustment. The plan of subdivision is required to be prepared by a registered surveyor.
All types of subdivision (Torrens, Strata and Community Title) are required to be registered with NSW Land and Property Information before a new ‘allotment’ of a subdivision of land can be created.
The release of a Subdivision Certificate confirms that the Principal Certifying Authority (Council or Accredited Certifier) is satisfied that works are completed in accordance with the applicable Development Consent and that the land is suitable to occupy.
|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|
In order to obtain a Subdivision Certificate you must first lodge a Development Application. If your Development Application is approved you will be provided with a development consent. This consent lists the conditions of approval. You will need to comply with all the conditions of the development consent before applying for a Subdivision Certificate.
From July 1 2021, all Development Applications, Construction Certificates, Complying Development Certificates, Local Activity applications (Section 68) and all other relevant planning and building applications must be submitted through the NSW Planning Portal.
All applications that would have previously been submitted to Council's Planning and Building Department will only be accepted via the ePlanning Portal.
A Civil Works Construction Certificate Application Form is to be submitted if the development requires bulk earthworks, lot fill, construction of any new roads (including kerb and gutter), inter-allotment or stormwater drainage or works to water and sewer mains. This application must be lodged and approved by Council prior to the commencement of any subdivision works.