TYPES OF SUBDIVISIONS & COMPARISONS
(1) FREEHOLD SUBDIVISION (GREEN TITLE SUBDIVISION)
A Freehold subdivision will create Green Title lots that are completely independent of each other. The lots are classed as ‘single house lots’ and are created under the Transfer of Land Act 1893. As for all subdivisions in Western Australia, the general site requirements such as minimum lot areas and minimum lot frontage are heavily governed by the R‐Codes. The R‐Codes are generally stricter for Freehold subdivisions and your ability to perform this type of subdivision will be heavily influenced by the original lot shape, availability of utility services and location of any dwellings you wish to retain.
GOVERNMENT SUBDIVISION APPLICATION
The subdivision process in Perth involves lodging a Form 1A (Application for Approval of Freehold) or Survey Strata Subdivision and proposed subdivision plan to the WA Planning Commission (WAPC). After a 3 month referral period the WAPC will send the applicant conditional approval to subdivide blocks of land. It generally takes around 4‐5 months to complete these conditions after receiving the conditional subdivision approval letter. The land subdivision must be completed within 3 years of receiving the approval letter.