Our role in the subdivision process is to provide advice and recommendations to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) on subdivision applications, based on compliance with our Local Planning Scheme and Shire policy.

Types of Subdivision

Freehold Subdivision (Green Title)

Properties (or lots) that are created independently of each other.

Strata Title Subdivision

Often apply to 'Grouped Dwellings' but can also apply to 'Multiple Dwellings' on the same 'freehold' lot.

Strata Title lots are subject to a Strata Scheme or Survey Strata Plan. Strata Titles may include common property such as a driveway or other communal areas.

Application Process

Subdivision applications must be submitted to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) via the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.

Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

Before determining an application, the Department will refer it to us and any other relevant state government agency for comment and recommendations. In considering the application, we will assess is against our planning framework.

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Subdivision Clearance

What is a Subdivision Clearance?

The approval of a subdivision application will usually be subject to conditions that are required to be met (or cleared) prior to lodging the plan for final approval from the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) and applying for new titles.

Before the expiry of a subdivision approval, the applicant is required to contact the agency/authority (e.g. Local Government, Water Corporation, Main Roads etc.) noted in brackets at the end of each condition on the WAPC approval letter, to clear the relevant conditions. This authority then provides written advice confirming that the WAPC's requirements outlined in the condition/s have been fulfilled.

A subdivision clearance application should only be lodged once all work has been completed to meet the conditions of subdivision approval. Applicants should also ensure that applications for clearance are lodged well in advance of the expiry date included on their WAPC Subdivision Approval.

How do I apply for a Subdivision Clearance?

Where Local Government conditions are to be cleared by the Shire of Murray, one copy of the following documents are required to be submitted:

  • Application for Subdivision Clearance Form and Checklist
  • Diagram or plan of survey (Deposited/Survey Strata Plan)
  • WAPC Subdivision Approval
  • Any supporting information that may be required to demonstrate how each Local Government condition has been met.
  • Staging Plan (if applicable) - Where a subdivision approval is proposed to be staged (e.g. residential estate), the deposited plans should be identified (e.g. highlighted) on the WAPC approved plan of subdivision and accompanied by a Staging Plan to assist in early consideration of deposited plans by the Shire and to demonstrate when and how approval conditions will be complied with.

Payment of the Subdivision Clearance Application fee, in accordance with the Shires Planning Fee Schedule. Please note that fees are not payable for POS, drainage, common property or balance title lots. Cheques are to be made payable to the Shire of Murray.

Lodgement Options

Electronically (preferred)

Email your application to

In Person

Please visit our Administration Office at 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra

Business Hours - Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

By Post

Post your documents to PO Box 21, Pinjarra  WA  6208


Should you wish to enquire further about the Application for Subdivision Clearance process, please contact the Shire's Planning Services team on 9531 7777.