There are a number of steps to subdividing land. Initially you need to determine whether you can subdivide and if so, lodge a development application in accordance with Council's requirements for a subdivision.

Once you have obtained development consent for your proposal, you need to read the consent and determine whether there are any conditions of consent that require you to do physical  works, organise certificates from energy suppliers and telecommunications suppliers or pay contributions to Council.

Once all of the conditions of consent have been finalised you will need to lodge your linen plans and evidence of you finalising your consent. Council will assess the application and issue the Subdivision Certificate and the linen plans will be signed.

Your solicitor or surveyor will then lodge these plans with the Lands Titles Office and they are generally registered in around 6-8 weeks.

The NSW Department of Lands will not register your plan without a Subdivision Certificate.