How to subdivide

Planning to subdivide? Here you will find information about what is involved and a step-by-step guide to our process.

The first thing you need to do is to submit a subdivision application to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) who will refer it to us for assessment. We will look at the water, wastewater and drainage services you will require once your subdivision is complete.

We will make recommendations and provide advice to WAPC on the land servicing requirements. WAPC will determine if these conditions are appropriate for subdivision and issue an 'Approval subject to conditions'.

The process

1.   Application / assessment

  • The land owner submits an application (Form 1A) to the WAPC.
  • WAPC refers the application to us, the local authority and other servicing agencies to assess the application.
  • Within 42 days we'll assess the application and make recommendations to the WAPC on our servicing requirements.

2.   Notification

  • WAPC will send conditional approval to you (or the land owner), the local authority and to us.
  • We send an invitation to the land owner to enter into an agreement (within 21 days of receipt of conditional approval).

3.   Agreement

  • You return the completed Request for Agreement form to us.
  • We prepare an agreement (within 35 days of receipt of request) which details the requirements that need to be fulfilled. This may include details of our land servicing requirements, including fees and charges.

4.   Clearance

  • You will need to address the requirements of the agreement. The agreement will come with a checklist for you to follow.
  • Once all of the agreement items are completed, you can return the completed checklist to us by post or by email.
  • We will confirm completion of these items within 5 working days and then issue a clearance to you.
  • If any items are outstanding, clearance will not be granted until all items are completed and the checklist is resubmitted.

5.   Final approval

  • You will need to submit all clearances to WAPC.
  • WAPC issues final approval.
  • You can then apply for land titles from Landgate.

Types of subdivisions

New to subdividing? In this section, we have information about strata and green title subdivisions and their land servicing requirements as well as information about the costs involved.

Ready to go?

For further help, you can get our advice on land planning and servicing for your project.

Get land planning advice

Or you can contact us on:

Email: land.servicing@watercorporation.com.au

Phone: (08) 9420 2099 on weekdays between 8.30am and 5pm