Land Subdivision Process

We are a civil engineering company with 2 offices located in Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast.  We are ISO 9001:2015 DAS Certified, as well as being a Certified Endorsed QUU consultant. We cover all developments in residential, commercial and industrial fields and specialise in  Project Management.   We at Civil Perspective can provide creative, sustainable solutions to make your project a breeze.

Our Misson

Civil Perspective is determined to establish itself within the Engineering and Development sectors as a leading engineering firm, with strong business ethics and values, innovative and constructible engineering designs, a reputation of excellent service, and reducing approval times by ensuring what we do will be approved on time. This will result in less financial burden on the client if the job is executed correctly in the first instance. Read More

The land subdivision process necessitates a lot of fact-finding where zoning, overlays, lot sizes and neighbourhood plans are concerned. Development applications must be submitted to the council and approved before projects can move forward, however, there are some instances where this is not required.

For example, if you are simply reworking the format plans of a building, merging existing lots, widening the road, if it is required by state legislation, then an application approval is not required and just requires title registration with the Queensland Government.

However, for those who must move forward with a development application in Queensland. At Civil Perspective we are civil engineers with 30 years’ combined experience in the field of engineering and as such know all the ins and outs where applications are required.

How long will subdivision take?

Having a professional looking after the subdivision process is a much more efficient solution for those who believe in making the best use of their time and money because the subdivision process in Queensland usually involves three main stages.

1) You will need to acquire town-planning approval, which is attained by submitting a development application to the council. It can take months for approval.

2) Compliance with existing services and all conditions of the approval must be met. This can involve the connection of all lots to existing stormwater, sewer and water services, site clearing and completion of civil works construction.

3) Plan sealing and survey plan registration is the final stage and the point at which the council confirms that all conditions of the approval have been met. Following this, the survey plan must be submitted to the Queensland Government for registration. Once this happens, new titles are issued.

This entire process can take up to a year to complete, however, at Civil Perspective our clients have benefitted from our extensive knowledge in this area and as such we endeavour to see their projects through the entire process in record time.

Professional service that delivers results

Among our testimonials, we are proud to include a fully completed subdivision application, including the issuance of new titles, within 4 months. Our client was most pleased with how fast we were able to turn around the process given the fact that the Christmas break happened in the midst of this timeframe.

What separates the team at Civil Perspective from our competitors is our comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of civil engineering and development planning, and our dedication to providing a service that treats all clients with respect and keeps the process as simple and hassle-free as possible. We prefer to work with our clients and the service providers who will play a key part in the planning process so that we are working toward what you want at all times and finding innovative solutions to any issues that might arise as early in the process as possible.

The land subdivision process can overwhelm and frustrate those who choose to go it alone and so if you are considering a professional, here at Civil Perspective we offer a free initial consultation so you can see how serious we are about your project, and get a real sense of the expertise and professionalism that we can bring. Our goal is to see you achieve your dream. We have the skills, the commitment and ability to make it a reality, all that’s left is for you to get in touch.

Our expert engineering consultants here at Civil Perspective can provide creative, sustainable solutions for a range of projects such as, land subdivision, construction project management, DA approval, development projects and much more. Contact us today for more information.

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Our Vision

  • Shaping the future of engineering by providing the client with excellent designs, constructible designs, and approved designs with minimal fuss to the client.
  • Exhibiting strong values such as respect and kindness to all.
  • All designs must be safe, compliant, constructible and consider the surrounding environment for both nature and people.
  • Empowering employees to be the best they can be.
  • Delivering the dreams of clients.

Our Ethics


Ensuring all people are treated correctly regardless of their background and expertise. Under no circumstances is one person better than another, as everyone is equal. At all times, due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others must be exercised whether this is at work, at home, with clients or working with others.


A sense of pride in all that we design and achieve, this reflects upon the high quality of work produced for every client we engage with.


Being friendly, courteous, compassionate and considerate to everyone.


To provide a great experience for our client during the development process. Be inspired to achieve the goals of the client and their development dream. Civil Perspective is extremely passionate about upholding these values and under no circumstance will Civil Perspective work with any persons that do not respect or exercise kindness to our employees.


Allowing employees of Civil Perspective to exhibit their true potential by giving them the opportunity of expression at all times. Help employees extend their horizons, grow within the business and help individuals to develop into what they want to be. This will extend to clients to think outside the box with developments and Civil Perspective will encourage this through the due diligence process.

For all your residential, commercial and industrial property developments.

We’d love to meet with you and chat about your ideas, hopes and dreams for your new development

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