Subdivision is for land owner to divide a piece land or buildings into separate parts in terms of legal matters. Subdivided land can be sold or split into separate ownership. To do so a subdivision consent is required from the local Council. It’s also required to alter a boundary between two properties. Subdivision can also involves in urban infill development or re-development, and greenfield new town subdivision.
The whole process involves many steps and parties of engineer, architect and constructor. Generally it will take about 1 year to get a granted consent.
Procedures and time frames
- Initial discussion with consultant team
A consultant team includes engineers in civil, infrastructure, landscape, geotechnical, environment and so on. Client discuss with consultant team for feasibility assessment and budget costings.
- Masterplan and development strategy
Consultant team will work out a master plan and strategy. An application for a subdivision consent needs to be accompanied by a scheme plan, together with an explanatory Topo report, which will include any information required by the district plan.
- Estimate time frame
Once the subdivision consent is granted, you’ll have a time frame within which to build or establish what has been approved. Usually it takes 6 to 8 months to get a granted consent.
- Project management
When the planning part is done then the project will begin construction. You’ll engage a project manager to supervise and ensure the project is delivered in time.