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If you are looking to subdivide or consolidate your property, you will most likely be required to prepare and lodge a development application to your local Council (with the exception of Exempt and Complying Development, see below). Depending on where you are located, each property is able to develop in different ways. You can browse through the appropriate Council mapping for the Yass Valley here and selecting the link to "Maps" at the top right to see what zone and restrictions apply to your land.
We have an outline process for both urban and rural developments, which include the planning component that would be relevant to each. You can have a read through these documents to give you an idea of what is involved in the process.
Exempt and Complying Development
In some instances, development may be considered as exempt from requiring a development consent prior to beginning. This is based on Clause 2.75 of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008, and the subdivision purposes for exemption are summarised below:
widening of a public road
minor re-alignment of boundaries
rectifying an encroachment
creating a public reserve
excising a lot that is used or intended to be used for public purposes.
We advise discussing the development with Council first to ensure they are satisfied it falls under Clause 2.75 of the SEPP before proceeding. By eliminating the need for a development consent, both time and money can be saved by the developer.
Other helpful links for the planning process: