We’ve found the easiest way to describe how to subdivide land and the subdivision process is in three stages.
It’s an unofficial process described by us to help our clients’ understanding and is not referenced in the Act.
The entire subdivision process can take on average anywhere between six to nine months, depending on the scale and the civil works required which also directly impacts upon project costs. You are also able to consolidate the application components of stages one and two in council areas where there isn’t a separate water corporation. These stages are briefly described below.
Some applications are eligible for the Brisbane City Council, Logan City Council and City of Gold Coast RiskSMART (fast-track) programs, and have a target timeframe for assessment and approval between one to four weeks.
This application involves assessing the proposed lot layout and engineering issues to see if it meets council’s requirements and can be adequately serviced. If the proposal represents an appropriate outcome, council will then approve the application and issue a development permit for ROL. Find out about engineering issues and restrictions which may prohibit subdivision. Any engineering issues should be resolved prior to submitting an ROL application within your due diligence phase.