There are three forms of subdivision which may be undertaken:
1) Torrens Title Subdivisions - As a rule of thumb, Torrens Title Subdivision applies where the development is over ground level only e.g. side-by-side dual occupancy.
2) Community Title Subdivisions - Community Title Subdivision is usually for larger development which involves the creation of common property e.g. recreational facilities which may be used by all residents.
3) Strata Title Subdivisions - Strata Title Subdivision may be applied for when the development affects more than one level e.g. tall buildings.
You must submit a development application to Council for any subdivision work requiring consent under Council's Local Environmental Plans (LEP).
Before lodging a subdivision development application, you will also need to refer to the Development Control Plan relevant to your area.
Approval & Release of Subdivision Plans from Council
Once you have completed the application process and complied with all of the conditions outlined in your development consent, you will need to have your subdivision plans approved and released from Council so that you can lodge the plans with the Land Titles Office.
In order to have Torrens Title and Community Title Subdivisions Plans approved and released from Council, you are required to lodge an Application for Subdivision Certificate with the required application fee and documentation as outlined in the application form. For Strata Title Subdivision, you are not required to lodge this certificate.