Subdivision of land and/or buildings in residential areas is typically undertaken by one of the following types of subdivision:
- 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 and 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 Albury Local Environmental Plan 2010 in the Minimum Lot Size maps. Community Title and Strata Title lots are exempt from complying with those 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 within Chapter 10.3 of the Albury Development Control Plan 2010.
When considering subdivision development, the following additional chapters within ADCP 2010 may also be relevant to your development, or to your lot and should be addressed where necessary.
- Chapter 4 - Development Contributions
Contributions may be payable for the additional water and sewer connections for each additional lot created. Additionally, in growth areas, a levy is charged per additional lot created for the provision of infrastructure.
- Chapter 5 - Tree Preservation
Where possible, trees should be retained and protected when planning a subdivision.
- Chapter 6 - Planning for Hazards (Flooding, Bushfire & Contaminated Land)
To protect properties and landowners for potential hazards, the risks associated with development on land that is prone to natural hazards should be minimised.