Strata Certification

Dual Occupancies require careful coordination because they have two components- Construction of dwellings and Subdivision.

As you can imagine, Builders don’t do Subdivisions and Surveyors don’t build dwellings so it is important that communications between the builder and the Surveyor are concise and timely.

A typical example of the process would be as follows:

  • The surveyor would go to the site and prepare a Contour and Detail Survey (see the Section on Contour and Detail Surveys for more information
  • The Contour and Detail Survey would then be forwarded to the builder who would use the information to design the duplex or units.
  • The builder would then forward the design back to the Surveyor who would then prepare a Draft Strata Plan based on the construction drawings.
  • The Draft Strata Plan can then be used to accompany the Development Application and also be used as the basis of contracts if you are selling the units off the plan.

In this manner ONE Development Application can be made to Council which would gain approval to both build the units and Strata Subdivide the land.

Unlike Torrens Subdivisions, Strata Plans cannot be completed until the buildings are completed.