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Strata Title Applications (Built)

A Strata Title is a means of dividing up a property title to allow for multiple ownership. The Local
Authority, in this instance the City, only forms part of the approval process for having a Strata
Application lodged with Landgate (formerly Department of Land Information) for their
endorsement and issue of the Strata Titles.
A property owner seeking to strata title a property would need to determine if a property meets all
requirements to allow it to be strata titled. If so a Licensed Land Surveyor would need to assist
with the preparation of the Strata Title documents.
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
or building approvals for existing buildings has been issued. If approvals do not exist then
retrospective approvals need to be applied for and issued before the strata approval process can
proceed.

There are two main types of Strata Title:


Built Strata Title:
Generally this type of strata title is relevant to a building/s on a lot/s. The Strata Plan
demonstrates the area of the building/s (i.e. square meters). The City's Building Services Branch
deals with these types of Strata Title Applications.

Survey Strata Title:


This type of strata would normally be relevant to the land only and as such a building need not
be on the land. If a building is shown on the proposed Survey Strata Plan it would not generally
include the floor area of the building/s.
Statutory Planning Services deals with Survey Strata Title Applications as a separate process.

Documents to be submitted for a built strata application:

Form 1 or 2 Strata/Survey - Strata Plans


Form 4 Annexes Sheet (where necessary)
Form 5 Certificate of Licensed Surveyor
BA11 Application for Occupancy Permit - Strata for all Class 2-9 commercial Buildings or
BA15 Application for Building Approval Certificate - Strata for all Class 1 & 10 residential
and incidental Buildings (These documents replace the Form 7) Both types of
applications are to be accompanied by a Certificate of Building Compliance (BA18)
issued in accordance with the Building Act 2011 s.57 and the Building Regulations 2012
r.36 for both new and existing buildings.
Form 26 Certificate of Grant of Approval by WAPC to the Strata Plan (WAPC approval is
issued under delegation by the City's Statutory Planning Service).

Note: Form 26 WAPC approval is required only when:


The Strata Scheme is a residential development of more than five (5) dwelling units
situated on a parcel of no more than 2500m2 and for
All commercial/industrial (class 2 - 9) developments.
A vacant strata lot is to be created as part of the proposal.

Fees applicable
Payment of fees must be presented at time of lodging the application. The application fee is
calculated on $10.25 for each strata unit to be created as covered by the application but not less

than $102.00. In addition to the Building Services Levy (Building Commission) of $40.50 is
applicable to each application.

Process for approval


Strata plans produced by a practicing licensed land surveyor with the relevant nominated
documents and applications fees are submitted to the City's Building Services Branch.

Assessment:

The strata plan and original approved plans and conditions imposed on the Building
Permit/Licence and Development Approval/s are checked for consistency and
compliance.
The BA11 Application for Occupancy Permit-Strata for all Class 2-9 Buildings is to be
checked and this is to be accompanied by a Certificate of Building Compliance (BA18)
issued in accordance with the Building Act 2011 s.50, s.54 and s.57 and the Building
Regulations 2012 r.36 for new and existing buildings. All prescribed information must be
provided with a Certificate of Building Compliance.
The BA15 Application for Building Approval Certificate-Strata for all Class 1 & 10
Buildings. This is to be accompanied by a Certificate of Building Compliance (BA18)
issued in accordance with the Building Act 2011 s.50, s.54 and s.57 and the Building
Regulations 2012 r.36 for both new and existing buildings. All prescribed information
must be provided with a Certificate of Building Compliance.
An initial site inspection is carried out to ensure the building is of sufficient standard and
suitable to be divided into strata units.
An inspection report is prepared if required, listing items to be addressed for compliance
and is forwarded to the applicant. These items would need to be addressed before a
follow up inspection is arranged and if all is in compliance then approval can proceed. If
additional inspections are required there will be an additional charge of $121 per
inspection

Effect of unauthorised works or no occupancy permit


Should a proposed strata property be found to include unauthorised building works or an
occupancy approval has never been issued by the City then separate occupancy and building
approval certificate applications will need to be submitted and approved prior to the City being
able to approve the strata application. An owner may request copies of previous approvals
issued by the City to confirm if the correct approvals are in place. (Refer to the request form in
the download documents on the webpage).

Strata Approval
Once assessment is complete and the application satisfies all of the requirements of Building Act
2011 and the Building Regulations 2012, the relevant approvals can be issued:

BA12 Occupancy Permit-Strata is issued and forwarded to the licensed Land Surveyor or

BA16 Building Approval Certificate-Strata is issued and forwarded to the licensed Land
Surveyor.