building format plan

Building Format Plan

Also, commonly referred to as BFP, this type of plan is prepared for the reconfiguration of a lot into a minimum of two (2) building lots and Common Property. These building format lots may be:

  • A simple duplex
  • A block of residential apartments
  • Managed or serviced apartments
  • Townhouse and villa’s
  • Retail malls and shops
  • Commercial office space
  • Industrial parks, showrooms
  • Factories
  • Marinas

What is involved in a Building Format Plan?

A Building Format Plan is required to separate the proposed development into building lots and common property.

A building format plan must create common property and at least two building format lots. Generally, all lots, or parts of lots, must be contained within, on, under or immediately adjacent to a building or structure.

Only a Cadastral Surveyor can prepare a Building Format Plan under the Land Title Act.

Who requires a Building Format Plan?

A building format plan must create common property and at least two building format lots. Generally, all lots, or parts of lots, must be contained within, on, under or immediately adjacent to a building or structure.

For a proposed development into building lots and common property, a Building Format Plan is required. This will be accompanied by the Exclusive Use Area (EUA) plan (if applicable) and the Services Location Diagram (SLD). These plans are required to be used in the Community Management Statement.

A Body Corporate will need to be created when the land is subdivided and the Building Format Plan is registered under the Land Title Act to establish a Community Titles Scheme (CTS) and the associated Community Management Statement (CMS). The important elements of the CMS are:

  • Identification of the Regulation Module that governs the Body Corporate;
  • By-laws of the Body Corporate;
  • Titles and lots that comprise the Body Corporate;
  • Lot entitlements including interest and contribution schedules;
  • Exclusive use allocations.

Why B Planned & Surveyed Pty Ltd for Building Format Plans?

We can help you determine whether it is possible to create a Building Format Plan over any property.  Whether it is a block of residential apartments or a commercial or industrial project, as a licensed Cadastral Surveyor we can prepare your Building Format Plan.

If you would like more information about our Building Format Plans or to discuss your next project, call us now on 1300 275 266.