You will require this approval if you intend to subdivide land through a strata scheme. Strata title subdivision is a distinct type of subdivision. It involves dividing one parcel of land into multiple lots, and usually common property. Any common property is held jointly by the owners of each lot. The owners collectively form a type of corporation called a strata company. The strata company is responsible for managing the common property and enforcing the strata scheme's by-laws. The owner of each lot has certain rights, called unit entitlements. There are two types of strata schemes:
- a strata plan shows one or more buildings divided into separate lots, so that different units within an apartment building can have different owners
- a survey-strata plan does not show any buildings, instead dividing the parcel of land into separate lots.
Lots or common property within a scheme may only be re-subdivided or consolidated by the registration of a plan of re-subdivision under the Act.
Please note that depending on your individual circumstances the application process for this approval may be complex and involve multiple steps. It is advised that you consult the Contact Officer in the first instance prior to submitting your application.