You will have to prepare and submit an application for a planning permit to subdivide your land with council. This application will be assessed in accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and the Yarriambiack Planning Scheme.
You may either lodge the planning permit application yourself or opt to have it lodged by a licensed land surveyor. Council recommends that you engage a licensed land surveyor to prepare the plan of subdivision for both the permit application and certification.
Licensed land surveyors are the only people qualified in Victoria to determine the location of your title boundary and surveying new title boundaries.
The Association of Consulting Surveyors Victoria and the Institute of Surveyors Victoria can help you find a licensed land surveyor.
Most land surveyors are registered with SPEAR (Surveying and Planning through Electronic Applications and Referrals) and will lodge applications using this online portal.
There are fees payable for a planning permit application involving subdivision. Please see council’s planning fees schedule.
We may refer your application to other agencies and authorities including, but not limited to, GWMWater, Powercor, the Wimmera Catchment Management Authority, the Mallee Catchment Management Authority, and the Department of Transport and Planning.
If your planning permit application is approved, it will contain conditions that must be satisfied in order for the subdivision to proceed. This may include conditions from servicing authorities or to complete public works or other works in association with the development of the land.