All subdivision of land (i.e. the cutting up of land into new lots) in Western Australia is controlled by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

The WAPC sets minimum standards and requirements in various policy documents, principally:

  • Residential Design Codes
  • Development Control Policy 2.2 Residential Subdivisions.

Types of subdivision

There are two basic types of subdivision:

  • Freehold (Green-Title) subdivision
  • Strata-Title subdivision.

The document below provides information on development on private land.

For more information, including copies of design codes and development policies refer to the publications section of the WAPC website.