Approval and Registration of a Community Scheme (Subdivision) - New South Wales


You may require this approval and registration if you intend to subdivide land. You will require this approval and registration if you intend to create, amend, consolidate or cancel a community scheme development. A community scheme development involves the creation of a subdivision (multiple lots) that all have access to common or shared property.

This is part of a two-step approval process for a community scheme development:

  • First, you must obtain approval in principle from the relevant consent authority.
  • Second, you must lodge your community development scheme with the relevant State Government Agency.

The approval in principle of a community scheme development enables the future registration of the specified property that is to be developed.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility Requirements

You are required to provide evidence of consent authority approval for your scheme in addition to other specific information for final Agency registration.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.


Additional Information

Registration may be refused if you intend to:

  • define lots that are part of, or semi-detached from, a building
  • only provide associated property that is unavailable to lot owners (for example, limited to soil or airspace).
In these circumstances you should instead apply for registration of a strata scheme.

Administering agency

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

Land and Property Information

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.


Operating address: 1 Prince Albert Road
Queens Square
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 15
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 1300 052 637
Phone: 02 9228 6666
Fax: 02 9236 7611