You will require this approval prior to registration if you intend to create, amend, consolidate or cancel a staged development scheme. This is part of a two-step approval process for staged development schemes, specifically:
- first you must obtain a certificate of approval in principle from the relevant Council
- then you must lodge your staged development scheme with the relevant State Government Agency.
The approval in principle of a staged development scheme enables the future registration of a staged development scheme for the specified property. A staged development scheme is a development involving the registration of a series of strata plans. Strata plans are property divided into lots (private property) and common property. The common property is managed by a Body Corporate, which is made up of all lot owners acting as a single body.