Subdivision Perth

Subdivision Process

​Zenith Surveys provide professional surveying services for subdivisions throughout the Perth greater region. Offering advice and consultation throughout the project, Zenith can provide services from surveys to full project management. 

​All subdivision applications made to the WAPC must include a plan of subdivision which has been prepared in accordance with the WAPC's guidelines. Zenith's Perth Surveyors can complete the initial site survey, provide advice on how best to subdivide the land, prepare the subdivision plans and lodge subdivision applications with the WAPC on your behalf to get the Land Subdivision process started.

The Subdivision Process

​​1. Application to WAPC

Application for subdivision must be made directly to the WAPC who require the submission of the following: - Feature and Contour Site Survey - Application Form (Form 1A) - Proposed subdivision plan with Contour & Feature Survey - WAPC Application fees depends on amount of lots to be created (E.g - 2 lots costs Approximately $3121). ​A copy of the Form 1A, checklist of submission requirements and a fee schedule can be obtained from the WAPC website under the ‘Subdivision Perth Guides, Forms and Fees’ section. Please refer to their website for the latest forms and guides.

2. Referral to Relevant Authorities

Subdivision applications submitted to the WAPC by our Licenced Surveyor are referred to the Local Government as well as other relevant authorities for comment e.g. Water Corporation and Western Power. Once a subdivision application is referred to the appropriate authority, planning staff will assess the application and advise the WAPC as to whether it complies with the requirements of that particular local authority, Town Planning Scheme and any relevant Local Policy. If the application complies with the relevant requirements, the City will recommend support, subject to appropriate conditions.

3. Preliminary Subdivision Approval

If the WAPC supports the application, the proponent will receive a conditional approval with a range of conditions that are required to be met prior to the issue of final endorsement by WAPC and new Titles by Landgate. Common conditions include: - Preparation of the lot for development (i.e. clearing of land and construction of fences) - Connection to services such as water, sewer, gas and telecommunications - Any other requirements (e.g. demolition, retention of vegetation etc). Conditions will be worded to indicate which agency is the clearing agency.

4. Reconsideration / Appeal of Conditions

A request to reconsider the conditions of a subdivision approval may be made to the WAPC within 28 days of the approval. If the proponent is still not satisfied with the conditions or the decision after reconsideration, the proponent may appeal the decision and/or the conditions to the State Administrative Tribunal within 28 days of the reconsidered decision.

5. Carrying out of Works

The conditions imposed on the preliminary approval usually require a certain level of work to be undertaken prior to the clearance of the conditions. Once all necessary work is undertaken in accordance with the conditions, a clearance application must be lodged with the relevant authority. This can be undertaken by the land surveyor on behalf of the landowner if required. Our "Subdivision Perth" service promotes clients getting actively involved in the process at this stage. We feel it is important that the client understands the process, so we get you to undertake minor tasks as the process unfolds. Past clients have recommended us to others based on this system and would be confident in handling their own subdivision in the future.

6. Clearance of Conditions

To gain clearance of Local Government conditions from local council, the proponent is required to submit a clearance request after the required works have been undertaken.The proponent is required to: - Lodge a clearance request with the City (including cover letter and signed checklist) - Lodge two copies of the deposited plan or strata plan with local authority - Pay any relevant developer contributions, cash in lieu for open space - Pay the associated clearance fee (including fee for common property and/or POS lots) ​​Officers from the Shire will then: ​- Inspect the property ​- Check that all conditions have been met ​- Issue a clearance letter, provided that all relevant conditions have been met ​- If any conditions have not been met, the City will inform the applicant in writing and a new clearance application will be required, with evidence of how the conditions have been met, once the works are complete.

7. Final Approval – Endorsement of Plan

Once all conditions have been cleared and the necessary clearance letters obtained from all of the relevant authorities, the proponent must apply (on a WAPC Form 1C with copies of all of the clearance letters attached) to the WAPC for endorsement of the Deposited Plan. Lodge Plan for Registration. Following final approval from the WAPC, the proponent must lodge the endorsed DepositedPlan/Strata Plan at the Land Title Office of Landgate to obtain new Titles.