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Subdivisions

After you’ve obtained a DA, find out what other approvals you'll need for your proposed subdivision and civil works.

To subdivide land in our city, you'll need to apply for a:

The subdivision will need to meet the requirements of the Albury Local Environmental Plan 2010 and the Albury Development Control Plan 2010.

  • Types of subdivision keyboard_arrow_right

    Before submitting a Development Application to subdivide your land, you'll need to determine what type of subdivision you're applying for. Subdivision of land in residential areas is typically undertaken by one of the following types:

    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.

  • Minimum lot sizes keyboard_arrow_right

    In part 4 of the Albury Local Environmental Plan 2010 you'll find the requirements for torrens title subdivision including a Lot Size Map.

    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.

  • Development standards keyboard_arrow_right

    The subdivision will need to meet the requirements of the Albury Local Environmental Plan 2010 and applicable sections of the Albury Development Control Plan 2010.

    When planning a subdivision, it's important to also consider the requirements as outlined in:

    Chapter 4 - Development Contributions Plans
    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 
    To protect properties and landowners for potential hazards, the risks associated with development on land that is prone to natural hazards should be minimised.

  • Servicing keyboard_arrow_right

    All subdivisions in urban areas of our city must be provided with essential services including water, sewer, electricity, telecommunications and gas.

Subdivision Works Certificates

Preliminary check of engineering drawings

You may request a preliminary assessment of your engineering design by our Development Engineers before submitting your Subdivision Works Certificate application.

This request can be made with our Customer Service team by providing:

  • A cover letter
  • Full set of size A1 engineering drawings (hard copy)

A preliminary assessment will be undertaken by our Development Engineers who'll provide comment regarding design details.

It's advisable that a preliminary assessment be undertaken for extensive civil works in relation to large subdivisions.

It should be noted that this service isn't part of the formal assessment of your Subdivision Works Certificate. The assessment process will begin once your application and plans have been lodged online.

How to Apply

  • Step 1. Register or log in

    To apply for a Subdivision Works Certificate online, you must register or log in via the NSW Planning Portal.

    Register or log in

  • Step 2. Gather documents

    A range of plans and documents, as required by conditions of the relevant development consent, must be submitted with your application.

    The specific plans and documents required will vary depending on your development.

    For further advice, contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 6023 8111 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm) and ask to speak with a Development Engineer.

  • Step 3. Apply

    Once you've registered and gathered your documents, you can apply online for a Subdivision Works Certificate. You'll need to upload electronic versions of the required documentation in order to complete your application.

    Apply now

  • Step 4. Pay

    Lodgement fees will be calculated by Council staff and provided to you in writing after we have received your application.

    Your Subdivision Works Certificate will not be determined until all outstanding fees have been paid.

Subdivision Certificate

A Subdivision Certificate certifies that a plan of subdivision has been completed in accordance with the relevant development consent conditions or complying development certificate (in the case of complying development). It also authorises the registration of the plan of subdivision with NSW Land and Property Information.

For more information, including how to prepare an application and the role of the certifying authority, visit the NSW Planning Portal.

How to Apply

  • Step 1. Register or log in

    To apply for a Subdivision Certificate online, you must register or log in via the NSW Planning Portal.

    Register or log in

  • Step 2. Gather documents

    The following documentation would generally be required for a Subdivision Certificate:

    • A subdivision plan,
    • A copy of the relevant development consent (if a development application was lodged) or a CDC (if permitted under Complying Development),
    • A copy of any relevant subdivision works certificate or subdivision construction certificate,
    • A copy of an operative development consent and evidence of compliance with any conditions required to be fulfilled prior to issuance of subdivision certificate,
    • A copy of detailed subdivision engineering plans,
    • A certificate of compliance from the Water Authority (where relevant),
    • Evidence that all conditions of consent have been complied with, where applicable
    • Anything else specified in Clause 157(2) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulations 2000.

    For further advice, contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 6023 8111 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm) and ask to speak with a Development Engineer.

  • Step 3. Apply

    One you've registered and gathered your documents, you can apply online for a Subdivision Certificate. You'll need to upload electronic versions of the required documentation in order to complete your application.

    Lodge

  • Step 4. Pay

    Lodgement fees will be calculated by Council staff and provided to you in writing after we've received your application for a Subdivision Certificate.

    Your Subdivision Certificate will not be issued until all outstanding fees have been paid.

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