This information guide provides a starting point for people interested in subdividing their allotment.
The best place to start is by reading the "Guide for applicants - Land division guide". This document outlines the basics of the Land division process and provides a list of information required before seeking advice from a planning officer. Once you have read and understood the process, download a copy of Playford Council Development Plan.
A proposed land division should meet the requirements of the Development Plan specifically the sections listed below,
If you want to subdivide or change the boundaries of your land it is worthwhile preparing a simple sketch plan of your ideas. A copy of the certificate of title will provide details and measurements of the land. The certificate of title can purchased from the Lands Title Office or obtained from your mortgage holder.
You may choose to use an agent (eg licensed surveyor) to investigate and prepare your proposed subdivision. An agent can provide professional advice on the planning procedure and some likely planning requirements prior to lodging your application. An agent can lodge a planning application on your behalf if required, and also will be able to advise on Lands Titles Registration Office requirements. The majority of Surveying Agents are now lodging applications electronically from their offices via the EDALA system.
The Development Plan is a statutory document which sets out the planning policies for each council area. Each Development Plan describes the way land should be developed for different parts of Playford, the types of development preferred and the policies and standards against which land division proposals will be assessed. Policies cover a range of social, environmental and economic matters including planning, building, heritage and environmental protection. Such policies are set out in terms of word descriptions, zoning maps, diagrams and tables.
When your subdivision plan meets the requirements of the Development Plan, make an appointment with a planning officer to advise of any further outstanding inconsistencies before offically lodging your subdivision application.
For further information please visit the Playford Council Development Plan, Playford Council, General Section: Land Division (page 51) & Residential Development (page 83) or contact the Duty Planner on 8256 0331 or the Planning SA link below to view the Land Division Guide.