Plans of subdivision & consolidation
A plan of subdivision allows an applicant to divide land into two or more new parcels of land that can be disposed of separately. The only new parcels that can be created by a plan of subdivision are lots, roads, reserves or common property.
All new plans of subdivision lodged with Land Victoria are lodged under Section 22 of the Subdivision Act 1988.
As part of the subdivision process a plan may create restrictions owners corporations and any easements (including implied easements under section 12(2) of the Subdivision Act 1988) necessary to make a development functional.
A plan of subdivision may also remove or vary restrictions and easements (created in an earlier plan of subdivision), with a planning permit under Section 23 of the Subdivision Act 1988.
Regulation 8 of the Subdivision (Registrar’s Requirements) Regulations 2011 outlines the information that must be on plans of subdivision lodged at Land Victoria.
Useful links and informationSubdivision forms, guides and fees
Subdivision and consolidation fee calculator (effective from 1st July 2013)
Subdivision and consolidation fee calculator (current to 30th June 2013)
Building subdivision guidelines
Acceptable easement purposes
Non Survey Guidelines
Interpreting strata plans
Plans of subdivision examples
The following is a list of terms used in relation to plans of subdivision:
PS – Plan of Subdivision
LP – Lodged Plan
RP – Registered Plan
SP – Strata Plan
CS – Cluster Subdivision
PC – Plan of Consolidation
CP – Plan of Consolidation
Plans of consolidation
A plan of consolidation allows an applicant to consolidate two or more parcels of land into one marketable parcel. Only one new parcel can be created by a plan of consolidation.
All new plans of consolidation lodged with Land Victoria are lodged under Section 22 of the Subdivision Act 1988.
As part of the consolidation process a plan may create, remove and vary restrictions and easements created in earlier plans or dissolve an owners corporation. The plan can also deal with land that has a reserve status under Section 24A of the Subdivision Act 1988.
Regulation 8 of the Subdivision (Registrar’s Requirements) Regulations 2011 outlines information that must be on plans of consolidation lodged at Land Victoria. (See Useful links and information and Common terms)
Example 1 - Re-subdividing a unit on a strata plan (existing common property not affected)
Example 2 - Plan of subdivision with overlapping easements
Example 3 - Section 32A of Subdivision Act 1988
Example 4 - Section 32B of Subdivision Act 1988
Example 5 - Building Subdivision (land unlimited in height and depth)
Example 6 - Building Subdivision with cross section
Example 7 - Re-subdividing a unit and part of common property on a strata plan