Subdividing Land

Why you need a planning permit

Subdivision of land in Maroondah is subject to the granting of a planning permit. Council approval is given on the basis that your application:

  • complies with the relevant provisions of ResCode and the Maroondah Planning Scheme (including any minimum lot size);
  • has no material detrimental effect upon occupants of adjacent properties in the locality;
  • fits in with the neighbourhood character of the area; and
  • protects significant vegetation.

Once your application has been submitted, Council will assess your plans and information, inspect the property, advertise the application and determine the application.

Some of the issues taken into consideration are:

  • site context
  • existing vegetation 
  • infrastructure
  • neighbourhood character 
  • car parking and vehicle access

How to lodge an application

  • Complete an application form, ensuring that the owner or authorised agent has signed;
  • Include with the application, all necessary information required under Clause 56 (ResCode);
  • Enclose a current searched copy of the Certificate of Title of the property to be subdivided;
  • Attach 3 copies of Plan of Subdivision prepared by a Licensed Surveyor;
  • Pay appropriate fee (Council staff can assist you with the Fee Structure).

What happens next ?

Advertising may be required, especially if the subdivision may affect adjoining properties. Advertising includes:

  • notifying owners and occupiers of adjoining land by mail;
  • placing and maintaining a notice on the land for 14 days; and/or
  • placing a Public Notice in the local newspaper.

Additional fees apply for the advertising service.

Objections may be lodged by any person who believes they may be affected by the granting of a permit. The objection must be in writing and received by Council within the 14 day period.

All subdivision applications must be referred to Referral Authorities (Yarra Valley Water, Melbourne Water, Gas and Electricity suppliers, Telstra, VicRoads and CFA) for their consent. Once all Referral Authorities responses are received and advertising is complete, Council will make a decision on the application.

For more Information

Maroondah Planning Scheme

Visit the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure website

Copy of Property Titles (including covenants)

Visit the Land Channel website 

Property Reports (including zoning)

Vist the Land Channel website

Or contact Council's Statutory Planning Services on 1300 88 22 33 or visit our offices in Braeside Avenue, Ringwood.

Postal Address: Maroondah City Council, PO Box 156, Ringwood, 3134



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