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Strata Subdivision

Our company specialises in Land Development Consultancy, Strata & Stratum Development and Land Surveying

Strata Subdivision Pinnacle Surveyors

Strata subdivision involves obtaining a Strata Plan, which allows for the division of buildings and structures on a single piece of land into multiple Strata lots and shared Common Property. Once the Strata Plan is created, an Owners Corporation is formed. Most strata subdivision projects require the submission of a Development Application (DA) to the local council, which will require a detailed survey/contour survey, draft Strata Plan, and other related documents. Once approved, we prepare a Plan of Redefinition (Deposited Plan) and final Strata Plan and file them with the NSW Land Registry Services (LRS). Rather than grappling with complicated government regulations, document preparation, and the need for multiple consultants, our registered surveyors have helped many NSW developers and building owners subdivide buildings and structures. We can handle every aspect of the process or specific tasks as needed, including Strata Plan preparation, project management, and Deposited Plan preparation.

Strata Subdivision

Strata subdivision is a multifaceted process that requires careful planning, in-depth knowledge of state regulations, and precise execution. It’s vital to understand that each strata subdivision project is unique, with its own set of challenges and requirements. Here are some key aspects to consider:

  1. Understanding Strata By-laws: When forming an Owners Corporation, it’s crucial to have a clear understanding of the by-laws that govern the strata scheme. These by-laws affect everything from the management of common property to the rights and responsibilities of lot owners. Our team works with your solicitor to ensure that these by-laws are not only compliant with the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 but also tailored to the specific needs and context of your development.

  2. Valuer’s Certificate and Unit Entitlements: A vital part of the strata plan is the Valuer’s Certificate and the Schedule of Unit Entitlements. This document, prepared by a qualified valuer, determines the unit entitlement for each lot, which has implications for voting rights and levy contributions. Our expertise ensures ease in assistance with these entitlements, reflecting the true value and attributes of each part of the property through collaboration with Valuer’s.

  3. Complexity of Strata Plans: Preparing a strata plan involves more than just dividing land. It includes detailing the boundaries of each lot and common property, defining car spaces and any exclusive use areas, and ensuring compliance with all legal and technical requirements. We leverage our extensive experience and understanding of NSW Land Registry Services requirements to create detailed, compliant strata plans.

  4. Cadastral Management and Coordination: The success of a strata subdivision often depends on effective project management and coordination among various stakeholders, including local councils, surveyors, valuers, and legal professionals. We offer comprehensive cadastral management services, ensuring a smooth, coordinated process from start to finish.

  5. Navigating Council Requirements: Each local council may have specific requirements and guidelines for strata subdivision. Our team is adept at navigating these local regulations, ensuring that your Development Application aligns with council expectations, thus minimising delays and complications.

  6. Staged Development Considerations: For larger projects, staged development might be a strategic approach. This involves preparing a Strata Development Contract and concept plans that lay out the future stages of development. We can guide you through this complex process, ensuring compliance and strategic planning every step of the way.

By entrusting us with your strata subdivision needs, you not only gain the benefit of our technical expertise but also our commitment to making this process as seamless and stress-free as possible. We’re here to navigate the complexities on your behalf, ensuring that your project meets all regulatory requirements and achieves your desired outcomes. Contact us today to discuss how we can support your strata subdivision project.

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Strata Plans

Pinnacle Surveyors is able to create a strata subdivision plan for your project, which divides a parcel of real property into separate lots and common property.

Part Strata Plans

Sometimes part of the building will be on one parcel of land whilst the other part of the building is to be subdivided. In this situation, we would prepare a part strata plan on your behalf.


All strata schemes must have bylaws which are rules that all residents must follow. Pinnacle Surveyors can prepare the bylaws for you and arrange registration with NSW Land Registry Services.

Strata Subdivision

Pinnacle Surveyors can assist with the planning of your strata subdivision with specialised knowledge of statutory requirements and registration of developments.

Staged Strata Plans

Staged strata plans require extra information to be provided to enable registration. Pinnacle Surveyors is experienced in staged strata plans and can ensure your project complies with all requirements.

Strata Title Arrangements

A strata scheme requires an arrangement for how the responsibility for the shared areas of the building will be managed. This is governed by the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 No.50.


We have experience in aiding clients to set up building management schemes for mixed use tenancies and establishing strata schemes. We can ensure a smooth process to help you achieve registration faster

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We provide a collaborative approach to our services

We have extensive experience in all types of work from small, residential surveys to complex, large-scale commercial projects and we specialise in small to medium residential subdivision projects (2-650 lots)

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