Residential Subdivisions


Ultimate Planning Solutions are key to assisting our clients in the subdivision of their residential land in a way that is both efficient and aesthetically pleasing. We work with our clients to understand their needs and desires, and together we are able to create a subdivision plan that meets the client's requirements while also being feasible from a planning perspective. We provide guidance on the planning process and can help with obtaining approvals from relevant regulatory bodies.

Our services involve comprehensive advice on zoning, lot layout and design, as well as any other issues that may arise. Additionally, we can identify potential opportunities or constraints associated with a project, such as access rights, environmental issues, and development restrictions.

Our team provides valuable input when it comes to local infrastructure requirements, such as sewerage and roading. By applying our specialist knowledge and experience, we can help our clients to create successful residential subdivisions that are in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.

    What are the Council Requirements relevant to my Application? 
    Although each application will be different, common Council requirements to consider when applying for a Residential Subdivision includes: 
    Minimum lot size

    The local planning instrument (planning scheme) will set the minimum allotment size for each residential zone category.

    A new subdivision should result in lots which have practical shapes to allow for the intended use.

    A residential subdivision resulting in three (3) or more allotments should facilitate a range of lot sizes and frontage widths to accommodate variation to dwelling design.

    It is important for a residential subdivision to consider on-street parking which generally caters for demand within the street, access to public utilities and street trees plantings and pedestrian footpaths within the public road reserve.

    Connections to Service Infrastructure

    A new residential subdivision in an urban zoning is required to connect to mains infrastructure. These include sewer, water, stormwater, electricity and telecommunication networks.

    Where proposing a new residential subdivision of a peri-urban allotment, all essential service infrastructure connections will be required, however, as these areas are not serviced by sewer mains, on-site waste water and effluent despoil is required.

    Environmental Constraints

    Prior to embarking on a residential subdivision, it is important to understand the lay of the land and how your development might impact downstream catchments.

    An engineered design solution is often required to ensure the development is appropriate.

    Environmental constraints commonly encountered through a development application include, but are not limited to, landslide hazards and matters of environmental significance (wildlife corridors or significant vegetation).

    What is the Process? 

    Our 6-step method streamlines the process for your project application. Each step is designed to ensure that your approval is achieved quickly and efficiently.

    STEP 1

    Free 30-minute Consultation
    (Phone or Face to Face)

    STEP 2

    Preliminary Planning Assessment 

    STEP 3

    Development Application Preparation

    STEP 4

    Plan Creation 

    STEP 5

    Submission to Council

    STEP 6

    Post Development


    Ultimate Planning Solutions were amazing. Kevin helped us with our application to council and everything was a breeze and the whole process was easy and quick. I would totally recommend them. - Genee McMillan

    Council Approval Service for a Residential Subdivision

    (07) 56498665