Trial new process enables five-day subdivision registration
Land Use Victoria is trialling a new system which aims to improve timeframes for the registration of subdivisions of 10 or more lots. The trial is an attempt to get more lots released onto the market more quickly.
The enhanced process will have a target for registration of these plans of five business days from lodgement – provided there are no errors on the plans or any other documents required for registration of the case.
Lodgements that require re-certification or consent to an amendment by a council or any other amendment to the plan or associated documents not satisfied within 24 hours will lose their priority status and be subject to the standard registration timeframes.
Plans of subdivision for over 10 lots make up 15 per cent of all applications, and create around 70 per cent of all new lots. However, around 50 per cent of these lodgements are requisitioned due to errors. The onus is therefore on developers and consultants to ensure plans and all associated documents are correct if they want to receive priority attention.
The new system is on trial until the end of June. It will then be reviewed.
We emphasise to our clients that Taylors has a steadfast process in place across all of our Subdivision projects to ensure thorough preparation of Plans of Subdivision. This incorporates comprehensive independent checking procedures, and peer reviews to ensure a seamless transition through to registration and titling (i.e. to meet the 5 day goal).
Land Use Victoria encourages everyone involved in lodging plans of subdivision to carefully check all details of the plans and associated documents to avoid them being requisitioned.
The performance target for registration of all other plans is estimated to be 15 business days from lodgement.
For further information, please contact our Urban Development Survey Manager, Leo Bateman on (03) 9501 2800.
The Team at Taylors