City of Karratha

The Subdivision Application process

The Western Australian Planning Commission is responsible for approving all subdivision applications. As a part of the assessment process, they will refer applications to us, as well as other relevant service agencies such as Western Power and the Water Corporation.

We will make comments and recommendation to the WAPC. Once the WAPC has received recommendations from us and relevant service providers, the WAPC may approve an application with or without conditions, or refuse an application.

Any application for subdivision needs to be lodged with the WAPC. You can find more information about the process, fees and forms on the Department of Planning Lands and Heritage website.

Subdivision Clearance Applications

If the WAPC has issued conditional approval, you will need to apply to us and the service providers listed on the conditional approval letter and request clearance of the conditions of approval.

To apply for a subdivision clearance with the City, please;

  • Submit a covering letter referencing the WAPC reference number and conditions to be cleared by us, and
  • A copy of the approval from the WAPC; and
  • A copy of the subdivision/survey-strata plan.
  • Any plans or information the conditions of approval require to enable clearance of the conditions

The fee structure for clearances is based on the number of lots to be cleared (excluding common property) and can be found in our Planning Application Fees Schedule.

Key Documents When Considering Subdivision