If you’re a first-time developer embarking on your very first project, there’s a lot to take in. Unless you have an experienced surveying company or town planning specialist to work alongside you, it’s a challenge to figure out the complex regulations laid out by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) in relation to Perth subdivision.
The information in the below drop down menus is designed to introduce you to the WAPC planning process using the example of a residential two-lot subdivision. It will show you what to expect as we at Subdivision Perth work through the process with you every step of the way.See Our Perth Subdivisions
The information we provide is a general guide. It is essential that you discuss the details of your subdivision with your property surveyor to ensure full compliance.
Congratulations on your first development, and happy reading!
Disclaimer: This text is a general summary of the WA subdivisions process, and not to be acted on without full consultation with your surveyor concerning the requirements of your project. No responsibility is accepted by land surveyors Zenith Surveying Pty Ltd (Subdivision Perth) for any subdivision carried out by persons who refer to this document at any stage, in any way.
So, what happens once all specifications in the approval document have been met? This is when final clearances begin. All outstanding payments owing to local government must now be completed. The client should also ensure they receive fully documented compliance certificates from every contractor who has worked on the site. While this is not an exhaustive list, the following must be finalised and ticked off:
Be aware that not all the following may apply to your subdivision.
Specific requirements relate to site easements, including the following:
It is vital that all local government conditions for clearance are fully met.
These can vary, so be sure you know exactly what conditions apply to your subdivision.
You may receive an on-site visit from a council representative, checking that all conditions have been complied with before approval is granted. (Surveyor)
Property surveyors complete and submit all clearance checklists and documentation relating to the Water Corporation. (Surveyor)