Subdivision certificates

Subdivision at Pottsville

What is a Subdivision Certificate?

A Subdivision Certificate authorises the registration of the plan of subdivision for lodgement with the NSW Land Registry Services.

You must have a Subdivision Certificate to create the new titles for your subdivision.

The Subdivision Certificate certifies that the subdivision has been completed in accordance with the consent and any subdivision work has been completed in accordance with the Subdivision Works Certificate, under Section 6.4(d) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. 

How do I apply for a Subdivision Certificate?

Stage 1 - Preparation

Before applying for a Subdivision Certificate you need to get a Subdivision Work As Executed Plans Compliance Certificate (SWAXCC) from Council.

Details about this certificate can be found in the Design Specification D13 – Engineering Plans (Subdivision) – Sections 16, 17 and 18.

As a minimum, you need to arrange the preparation of Amended Design Work As Executed plans and Summary Work As Executed plans (including ADAC requirements) to accompany your application for a SWAXCC.

Stage 2 - Lodgement

You can apply for a Subdivision Certificate using the Application for Subdivision Certificate form(PDF, 185KB) after Council issues the Subdivision Work As Executed Plans Compliance Certificate (SWAXCC).

The following information must accompany your application:

  • Subdivision Certificate fee as per the current fees and payments
  • one hardcopy of the following:
    • Plan of Subdivision (can be copy of the original document)
    • Administration Sheets (must be original document)
    • 88B Instrument (must be original document)
  • relevant development consent or complying development certificate, including written detail confirming compliance with each condition of consent
  • detailed subdivision engineering plans endorsed with a Subdivision Works Certificate (where applicable)
  • when requesting deferred commencement consent, evidence that the applicant has satisfied the consent authority on all matters which it must be satisfied of before the consent can operate
  • evidence that the applicant has complied with all conditions of consent that it is required to comply with before a Subdivision Certificate can be issued (where applicable)
  • Certificate of Compliance from the relevant water supply authority (where applicable)
  • evidence that all:
    • section 94 and section 64 applicable have been correctly paid
    • outstanding fees and charges have been paid
    • work required by the Subdivision Works Certificate has been satisfactorily completed
  • submission of a certification in the form of Attachment C1 - Subdivision Work Compliance Certificate from the engaged certifying civil engineer (with NER registration) or Registered Surveyor (previously submitted from the Subdivision Works Accredited Certifier (SWAC))
  • documentary evidence that all matters contained in Section 6.15 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 have been complied with
  • written evidence that the proposed road/street names have been approved (where applicable)

Stage 3 - Approval and issue of Subdivision Certificate

When Council has endorsed the Subdivision Certificate and the Plan of Subdivision, you can lodge your documents to the NSW Land Registry Services for registration and issue of the new titles.

Subdivision process

The Subdivision Certificate is the last step of the subdivision approval process - approvals are generally required in this order:

  1. Development Application (DA)
  2. Subdivision Works Certificates
  3. Work as Executed (WAX) Plans Compliance Certificates
  4. Subdivision Certificates