At FLYNN, we encourage thorough planning and realistic expectations for project delivery. For most subdivisions, titles in hand in 9-12 months is realistic, and a good outcome.

Here is the process in a nutshell:

After the initial survey, planning and application the West Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has 3 months to reach a verdict on a Form 1A subdivision application and issue conditions for approval. This is issued in a Decision Letter. The number of conditions and their complexity will determine the length of the project from there. The construction and civil works can occur at reasonable speed to meet conditions of clearance.

The speed at which different utility providers and Local Governments work to facilitate clearances however will vary. This is the lengthy part of the subdivision process. Most people take 6-12 months to clear all the conditions.

The good news is you have 3 years from the date of your conditional approval to clear all the conditions, and 4 years if you are producing more than 5 lots.

Once a clearance application (Form 1C) is submitted to the (WAPC) it is usually cleared in approx 4 weeks. A settlement agent can then lodge for titles with Landgate, with an average turnaround of another 4-6 weeks.

You can learn about what needs to happen at each stage in the subdivision process in comprehensive detail in the 225 page Infill Property Developer Guidebook.