Barker Monahan is a leading provider of Melbourne land subdivision services.

As Melbourne’s population continues to boom, more and more medium and high-density developments are coming together to keep up with the ongoing demand for housing.

Crucial to that process is land subdivision and at Barker Monahan, we have been providing first-class services in this space for over 50 years.

Land subdivision is essentially the process of taking one big block of land and carving it up into smaller lots of land or title.

But whilst that might sound relatively straightforward, there are many considerations which need to take place when subdividing land which will affect how you can subdivide your property and what is achievable on your block of land.

For every new lot created on a subdivided piece of land, some of the things that need to be considered are:

  • The amount of sunlight the new lot will receive
  • The orientation of the new lot
  • What common property will be created?
  • Waste management

Barker Monahan’s experience in Melbourne land subdivision and our holistic range of town planning and land surveying services makes us a preferred partner for many local councils, the local government industry, developers and mum-and-dad investors alike.

What is Land Subdivision?

Land subdivision allows property owners to take one parcel of land and divide it into two or more parcels of land.

These new parcels of lands are referred to as lots.

Some common examples of land subdivision include:

  • Units
  • Townhouses
  • Apartment buildings
  • Factory complexes

In all of these examples, what was once one big parcel of land has been subdivided into several smaller lots.

While land subdivision is a popular method of realising the financial equity in your property, the land subdivision process can be a complicated one without the right guidance. 

It is often extensive and exhausting, as planning codes and procedures vary between councils in Victoria. 

In this way, Barker Monahan’s land subdivision specialists can help you understand what sorts of subdivisions will be permissible on your land and guide you through the various phases of the town planning process - from drafting the plan of subdivision right through to its registration with Land Victoria.

Barker Monahan’s subdivision specialists can help you to maximise the profitability of your property from the very start of the subdivision process right through to the end with expert guidance, thanks to our in-house land surveying and town planning expertise.

How does Land Subdivision work?

The land subdivision process really gets started with our land surveying service.

Whether you are a mum-and-dad investor looking to cut off your back yard and build a second unit behind you or a full-scale developer looking to build a mixed-use commercial and residential apartment building, your architects and designers are going to need a land survey before they can get started.

It is with this initial land survey that a draft plan of subdivision can be provided.

At Barker Monahan, we provide a detailed land survey and draft plan of subdivision with a full understanding of the locality of the property, the council it resides in and its surrounding properties to give you a draft with the best chance of succeeding through the town planning process.

A Barker Monahan land survey and subdivision will give your consultants all the information they need to understand the land they are working with.

Once you have your final designs and plans, you will need to make an application to council.

Once again, Barker Monahan’s town planning consultants can help you prepare and submit these applications.

Once approved, a conveyancer or lawyer will assist with the preparation of all relevant documents, including Certificates of Title, and lodgment to Land Victoria for the final registration of your Plan of Subdivision and new titles.

Why trust Barker Monahan with your Land Subdivision needs?

Barker Monahan’s holistic range of land survey services and town planner in Melbourne means we are well-equipped to help you with your land subdivision needs.

Whilst our land subdivision services are certainly available to those who need them as a stand-alone service, their place alongside our in-house expertise on all things land surveying and town planning means we can assist you with your next property development from its very first stages right through to the registration of your new subdivision prior to settlement.

With over 50 years of experience and service provided to our community, Barker Monahan has established itself as a trusted consultant for local councils, developers and property investors alike.

Our understanding of Melbourne and Victoria’s various local councils, their rules and their processes will provide you with knowledgeable insights which will assist you in the design and planning phases of your next project.

We understand the process from start to finish ensuring Barker Monahan can provide developers of all shapes and sizes a professional and holistic suite of services.

Specialist relationships to ensure your project goes to plan

Our ability to foster close working relationships with a number of specialised consultants, such as traffic engineers, architects, landscapers, heritage consultants, arborists and ecologists ensures your team of specialists works smoothly to achieve the best result possible.

Barker Monahan's land subdivision consultants in Melbourne bring absolute clarity to the matters at hand and combine expert advice from a wide range of specialists with the facts of the land and its surrounds to ensure a detailed subdivision process and application you can trust.

Whether you are looking for some advice on what is viable before you purchase a property, or stuck in the middle of the planning process and can’t seem to navigate the objections of council and/or the local community, Barker Monahan can be relied upon for great advice and even better solutions.

Large or small, we can help with your Land Surveying and Town Planning needs