Strata titles are a means of property subdivision and allow for multiple ownership. Landgate is responsible for the final approval and issuance of strata titles. If you are applying for retrospective approval, you must ensure you have occupancy permits approved for all buildings on the property.
A strata title is a means of dividing up a property title to allow for multiple ownership.
Who is responsible for approving strata titles?
The City of Cockburn only forms a part of the approval process for strata titles. Plans are lodged with Landgate for their endorsement and issue of a Strata Title.
A property owner seeking to strata title a property would need to determine if it meets all requirements to allow it to be strata titled. A Licensed Land Surveyor will need to assist with the preparation of the Strata Title documents. Licensed Land Surveyors can be found in the Yellow Pages.
Prior to commencing the strata process, the City recommends that the property owner establishes that all existing buildings and alterations are authorised and any required occupancy approval for existing occupied buildings have been issued. If approvals do not exist then retrospective applications for approval will need to be made and issued before the strata approval process can proceed.
Built Strata Title
Built strata titles are relevant to a building on a lot and are approved by the City’s Building Services. Built strata title plans need to show the area and size of a proposed building on a lot.
Survey Strata Title
Survey strata titles are relevant to the land only and may not necessarily include buildings. Survey strata title plans do not generally show the floor area of a proposed building. The City of Cockburn's Statutory Planning Services deal with Survey Strata Title Applications as a separate process.
If a proposed strata property is found to include unauthorised building works or without an approved occupancy permit (Class 2-9 buildings), then separate occupancy and building approval certificate applications will need to be submitted and approved before the City is able to approve the strata application.
An owner may request copies of previous approvals issued by the City to confirm that the correct approvals are in place.
Please submit a Request for copies of building plans form under Documents below.
Fees are applicable at the time of submitting an application. A maximum of two inspections are covered by the application fee. If further inspections are required then additional fees will apply per inspection. Fees include:
- $10.60 per strata unit but not less than $105.80
- Building Services Levy of $61.65 per application.
- Additional inspections charged at $100 - $121 per hour.
- 10 business days for the City to assess and inspect if required
- 21 calendar days for the applicant to provide any further information or carry out any required works
Please refer to the Strata title applications submission checklist below for information on obtaining a strata title permit.
Any relevant application forms can be sourced from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website (formerly Building Commission).
Please contact Building Services for more information on 08 9411 3444 or at firstname.lastname@example.org