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 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 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.