The term “subdivision” is defined in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1997 as the division of land into two or more parts that, after the division, would be obviously adapted for separate occupation, use or disposition. Strata subdivision, community title, and boundary adjustment are also considered subdivision. Subdivision of land for a residential or rural residential purpose is the subdivision of any land on which the zoning permits the construction of a Class 1, 2, 3 or 4 building under the Building Code of Australia. For example, many industrial and commercial subdivisions permit a residential house (caretaker’s residence) to be constructed. Such subdivisions are considered residential and should be assessed accordingly.
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