Subdivision Process – an Indication

The time and costs to complete a subdivision and obtain new titles can vary greatly, depending on the complexities involved in obtaining resource consent and other matters like the amount of time it takes contractors to complete construction works on site.

However, an indicative subdivision process to complete a typical 2 lot subdivision (non-notified), and not including construction of any new dwellings could be as follows…

Stage 1 – Resource Consent (16 – 24 weeks)

Typically involved in the resource consent stage includes:

  • Preliminary designs for client approval and undertake feasibility investigations
  • Topographical survey
  • Resource consent preparation
  • Resource consent processing and approval by Council.

Stages 2 and 3

Stage 2 Engineering Approvals / Building Consents (4 – 6 weeks)

  • Building consent and engineering plan approval (EPA) processing and approval by Council.

Stage 3 – Construction (6 – 12 weeks)

  • Completion of site works (e.g. earthworks and construction of driveways, drainage and utilities) and construction monitoring, supervision and certification.

Stages 4 and 5

Stage 4 – Survey (6 weeks)

  • Undertake surveying field work and prepare new Survey Plans to submit to Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and to Council for Section 223 approval.

Stage 5 – Certification (2 weeks)

  • Apply to Council for Section 224(c) approval and to Land Information New Zealand for issue of title.

The above subdivision process is to be used as an estimate only, time frames will differ from project to project.

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