Subdivision Certificates


What is a Subdivision Certificate?

Subdivision is a form of development that requires consent. If a subdivision requires civil construction works (including rights-of-carriageway, roads, footpaths, water and sewerage asset construction) then a Subdivision Construction Certificate is also required.

The Subdivision Certificate authorises the registration of the plan of subdivision for lodgement with the NSW Land and Property Information. The plan is to be prepared by a registered surveyor.

A Subdivision Certificate, as provided for under Section 109c(1)(d) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, certifies that the subdivision has been completed in accordance with the consent and any civil work has been completed in accordance with the Construction Certificate.

Prior to the lodgement

Prior to the lodgement of any application for Subdivision Certificate, the developer or applicant is to verify that all works required as part of the Development Consent have been completed, inspected and signed off by Council. This includes the lodgement and acceptance of any required Works as Executed Plans.

How do I apply for a Subdivision Certificate?

An application form must be completed and accompanied by:

  • The Subdivision Certificate Application fee;
  • Evidence of compliance with the conditions of consent.

Your Subdivision Certificate application may be sent by post to the address below:

The General Manager
Bathurst Regional Council
PMB 17

Alternatively, it may be lodged in person at Council's Civic Centre.

Please note that partial lodgement (i.e. without provisioning letters, "linen" plans, contributions etc) will not be accepted.

What happens once I have the Subdivision Certificate?

Once your approved Subdivision Certificate and plans have been returned to you by Council, you can lodge your plans for registration with Land and Property Management Authority which is part of the NSW Department of Primary Industries, Catchments and Lands.

The Land and Property Management Authority's website explains the registration process.

New Street Names

Roads created in new subdivisions must be named, unless the road forms part of an extension to an existing named road. The developers of the subdivision need to submit suggested road names to Council for consideration. You can find out about road naming by talking to one of Council's Development Control Planners on (02) 6333 6276.

If approval is given by Council, then notification of the new names is sent to the Geographical Names Board of NSW where the Surveyor General and or the Registrar General can also object to any road naming proposal.

The new road names are advertised in the local newspapers and placed on a 28 day exhibition period to give the general public an opportunity to comment. After exhibition and consideration of any objections received, the names are published in the NSW Government Gazette.

The NSW Geographical Names Board website provides further information on road naming guidelines.

New Street Numbers

In the town and village areas, street numbers are allocated by Council at the time new residential allotments are created by a plan of subdivision.

In the rural areas, a rural addressing system is used, which is based on a measurement from the property entrance point to the closest significant road intersection.