Reconfiguring a lot

Reconfiguring a lot means:

  • subdividing one lot to make two or more lots
  • combining two or more lots to create one lot
  • rearranging the boundaries of a lot*
  • dividing lots into parts by agreement* (community title scheme)
  • creating an access easement*.

*Refer to the Planning Act 2016 definitions.

Subdivision

Subdivision is code assessable in all zones within the City Plan Part 5.6 Tables of Assessment, provided the required lot sizes can be met. Code assessable means your development application will be assessed against all the applicable codes in the City Plan which is our planning scheme.

To work out the minimum lot size for your subdivision:

1. Identify the zone your property is in.

Find the zone by:

2. Identify if your property has any overlays which impact minimum lot size.

Find out if any of the following overlays apply to your property:

  • ridges and significant hills protection overlay
  • residential density overlay
  • minimum lot size overlay.

Check if any of these overlays apply to your property by:

3. Once you have zoning and overlay information, refer to Part 5.6 of the City Plan.

If your proposed lot sizes are less that then stated minimum, then an impact assessment development application will need to be assessed.

Boundary realignments

Boundary realignments need Council approval. The application is code assessable. The realigned lots must comply with the relevant zone code requirements and allow for the lawful use of the affected lots.

Community title scheme

Dividing land into parts by agreement is commonly known as developing community title schemes for dual occupancy or multiple dwelling developments. A community title scheme is generally required to allow for the separate occupation and ownership of parts of a property, for example, units, industrial units and retail floor space. Dividing land by an agreement is code assessable for all zones stated within Part 5.6 of the City Plan.

Creating an access easement

Creating an access easement is generally in addition to any of the above forms of reconfiguring a lot to allow access between a property and a constructed road. Creating an access easement is code assessable for all zones stated within Part 5.6 of the City Plan.

How to apply

Use this form to apply for a reconfiguring a lot application. Fees apply. Refer to Register of fees & charges for details.

Online

Step 1.Gather your documents

Refer to How to lodge a development application page for detailed information on what is required in your application.

You will need to complete the following supporting documents:

State Government DA Form 1

Depending on your application you may also need to complete one or more of the following:

For help preparing your application, contact us on 07 5582 8708.

Step 2.Complete and submit our online form

Once you have all your supporting documentation, complete and submit your application form.

Apply online

In person

Step 1.Gather your documents

Refer to How to lodge a development application page for detailed information on what is required in your application.

You will need to complete the following supporting documents:

State Government DA Form 1

Depending on your application you may also need to complete one or more of the following:

For help preparing your application, contact us on 07 5582 8708.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Material change of use and/or Reconfiguring of lot form(PDF, 634KB)

Step 3.Visit one of our customer service centres

Submit your application and pay at one of our customer service centres Monday to Friday between 8.15am and 4.30pm.

By mail

Step 1.Gather your documents

Refer to How to lodge a development application page for detailed information on what is required in your application.

You will need to complete the following supporting documents:

State Government DA Form 1

Depending on your application you may also need to complete one or more of the following:

For help preparing your application, contact us on 07 5582 8708.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the following form Material change of use and/or Reconfiguring of lot(PDF, 634KB)

Step 3.Send your completed application form and payment

Post to:

Planning Assessment, City Development
Economy Planning & Environment
PO Box 5042
Gold Coast MC QLD 9726