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Land developments and subdivisions

Subdividing your land? Before you begin the process, please take a look at the QLDC Land Development and Subdivision Code of Practice (CoP) which sets out the minimum standards that must be met for works and infrastructure constructed within a new development.

Land Development and Subdivision Code of Practice Apply for new titles Other requirements Useful documents and links Process for acceptance of sealing

Land Development and Subdivision Code of Practice (CoP)

Our Land Development and Subdivision Code of Practice (CoP) sets out the minimum standards that must be met for works and infrastructure constructed within a new development.

The applicable CoP to your development is listed within your consent conditions. We encourage all developments where the 2015 CoP is referenced to meet the 2018 CoP where possible. This is because the 2018 CoP provides requirements closer aligned with current best practice.

Please note: Minor amendments have recently been made to Appendices B and G and to the CoP. The latest versions of these documents are provided below and are outlined in the 2020 QLDC Code of Practice Amendments Register.

CoP documents and information

Apply for new titles

If you have an approved Resource Consent that allows you to subdivide your section you may find the below information useful. This takes you through the necessary steps to apply for new titles.

  • Engineering Acceptance must be completed prior to works commencing onsite as outlined in the resource consent conditions and prior to application for s223 and s224(c).

    For more details on this, please take a look at the Engineering Acceptance page.

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  • Once subdivision consent is issued an applicant has five years to lodge a survey plan with Council. This plan is prepared by a registered surveyor showing the boundaries, areas, and if relevant any easements, amalgamations and covenants that need to be prepared.

    If the plan is in accordance with what was approved by Council as part of the subdivision consent then a s223 certificate approval will be signed. Once this has been signed by Council the plan may then be lodged with LINZ for approval. This lodgement is the responsibility of the applicant.

    Applicants should allow 10 working days for processing of a s223 certification application. This time frame will be extended where an application is incomplete or the plan is not in accordance with what was originally approved by Council.

    Please fill out the s223 224c Application Form and submit with the survey plan (form is available on the Application forms and fees page). Please upload via our Sharefile Portal or send directly to subdivision@qldc.govt.nz

    Note: There is no requirement to include all the prior 224c conditions if you are only applying for the s223 certificate.

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  • Once a s223 certificate has been signed by QLDC, an applicant then has a further three years from the date of signing to obtain a s224(c) certificate. A s224(c) certificate is a final approval from QLDC that all conditions of the subdivision consent have been complied with.

    Once engineering acceptance has been obtained and all the conditions of consent have been completed, you need to make a formal application for 224(c) certification once all works required as part of the subdivision have been completed.

    The processing of a s224(c) certificate requires QLDC Officers and Engineers to undertake a site inspection, review the supporting documentation supplied with the application (including as built plans showing new services), confirmation that the relevant development contributions have been paid and undertake a check of each condition of resource consent to confirm that they have been complied to our satisfaction.

    Applicants should allow a minimum of 10 working days for processing of a s224(c) certification application. This time frame will be extended where an application is incomplete or further works are required to achieve compliance with resource consent conditions.

    Once we are satisfied that all conditions of subdivision consent have been complied with, then the s224(c) certificates will be signed. An applicant must then lodge this certificate with LINZ to allow separate titles for the newly created lots to be issued. Please note that QLDC is not responsible for the application for new titles – the subdivision consent holder or their agent must make this application.

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  • Building platform

    If you have an approved Resource Consent that allows you to register a new Building Platform on your property, you will be required to submit:

    • A Land Transfer Plan – this is a plan your surveyor creates to show the new building platform and its relationship to the boundaries of your section.

    • A s108 Covenant – this is required to register the Land Transfer Plan on your title as well includes any on-going conditions that are required to be registered on your section.

    • A completed Building Platform Application Form.

    • Payment of Development Contributions.

    These documents are available for you to access on the Application forms and fees page.

    S243e Easement cancellation approval and certification

    Easements cancellations can be approved if you are able to provide evidence that they are no longer required by all the parties that either benefit or are burdened from the existing easement(s).

    To enable this to be processed you will need to submit:

    • Your S243 certificate.

    • A s243e Easement Cancellation Request Form (if the easement cancellation is not part of a corresponding subdivision process for s223 224c).

    • A deposit (refer to the Signing and Sealing other plan or certificate category of the Fees information on our Application forms and fees page).

    • Additional information outlined below.

    Additional information:

    • Reasons for the cancellation (including):

      • Confirmation that the easement is no longer required.

      • What replacement easements are being created.

      • If there are no replacement easement, why (how will the other lots retain access/servicing?).

    • Description of the easements being cancelled in respect of the benefited and burdened lots

    • Copies of the Easement Instruments and Title Plans that created the original easements

    • A corresponding s243 certificate – this is required to be signed and then registered on the affected titles by a lawyer/solicitor (see below for template)

     

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  • Please submit your 223 and 224c Application Form and s224c Checklist alongside all other information as required by the conditions of your consent for approval.

    Please upload via our Sharefile Portal or send directly to subdivision@qldc.govt.nz 

    To find out about initial fees and hourly fees payable for all signing and sealing certifications, please refer to our Resource Consent Fees schedule available on the Application forms and fees page.

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  • These are on going conditions required to be registered on the new sections.

    An applicant’s subdivision consent decision will set out if a Consent Notice is required and the conditions which are to be included in that notice

    A consent notice is issued pursuant to Section 221 of the Resource Management Act and will need to be supplied by the applicant at the time of application for 224(c) certification.

    Please use the Consent Notice template (available on the Application forms and fees page) and then submit to us for approval.

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Other aspects that may be required

  • Bonding is on a case by case basis. Generally, we will not accept bonding of essential services (water, wastewater, stormwater or power) or transport infrastructure, including street name signs, road markings or road traffic signs. Please contact the Subdivision Officer to determine whether bonding is acceptable.

    Any application to bond outstanding works must be accompanied by:

    • Explanation/justification for why works cannot be completed.

    • Clear details of outstanding works being bonded, including any related design plans with outstanding works clearly highlighted (where possible).

    • All related consent conditions for bonded works (including any applicable conditions for asbuilts, completion certification etc associated with the outstanding).

    If bonding is acceptable, two independent quotes covering all outstanding works will be required (supplied by reputable contractors, external to the developer). The bond value shall be a minimum of 1.5 times the highest amount of the two quotes.

    Please use the Bond Template (available on the Application forms and fees page) and submit this to QLDC for approval.

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  • If you have an approved Resource Consent that allows you to register a new Right of Way on your property, you will be required to submit:

    • A Land Transfer Plan – this is a plan your surveyor creates to show the new Right of Way on your section.

    • A s348 certificate – this is required to register the new Right of Way on your title.

    • A completed s348 application form.

    Please fill out and submit this documentation as required by your resource consent. Please upload via our Sharefile Portal or send directly to subdivision@qldc.govt.nz 

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  • To find out more about vesting roads and/or reserves, please take a look at our Vesting of roads and reserves policy.

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  • You may need to pay Development Contributions. Please check out the Development Contributions section of our website for more details.

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Useful documents and links

  • These documents are all available to view and download on our Application forms and fees page:

    • s348 LGA Compliance Checklist

    • s348 Certificate Application Form

    • S348 Certificate template

    • Consent Notice Variation Template

    • Consent Notice Partial Cancellation Template

    • Consent Notice Full Cancellation Template

    • S108 Covenant Template

    • S243e template

    • S348 template

    • Lighting Design Submission Checksheet

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Process for acceptance of sealing

Queenstown Lakes District Council is proposing to provide developers and contractors with wider flexibility to permit sealing projects (that meet special criteria) between 15 May 2020 and 15 September 2020.

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