LAND & ENGINEERING SURVEYORS
Following the issue of development permits for reconfiguring a lot and operational works, the plan of subdivision (or survey) is required to be 'signed' and 'sealed' by Council prior to registering the plan at the Queensland Department of Natural Resources & Mines (DNRM).
The developer proposes a subdivision of land into lots and seeks separate title over each new parcel. Council must approve, or seal, the subdivision plan prior to registration with state government authorities.
Before Council will seal a plan, the development must comply with all conditions of a lot reconfiguration, operational works or material change of use approval.
Process of Plan Sealing
1. The conditions stated on the development permit are completed (or Council otherwise secures their
completion with a bond).
2. The plan of survey is prepared by a registered surveyor in accordance with the approved development permit.
3. The plan of survey is lodged to Council for signing and sealing.
4. The signed and sealed plan of survey is collected from Council and lodged to the Department of Natural
Resources & Mines for registration of the land title with the State government.
NOTE: Visit the Department of Environment and Resource Management website for a listing of land title regulatory fees applicable to registering a plan of survey.