While subdivision can be profitable for many landowners, you do need to meet Council requirements to be able to do so. Depending on the type of land subdivision proposed, there is be several different types of surveying and planning services involved. A Development Application (DA) needs to be lodged with the local Council for most types of subdivision.
Assess the feasibility of your site before committing large amounts of money into a potential subdivision. Research the opportunities and constraints of a potential development site and consider issues such as lot size and zoning, sewer and stormwater drainage and existing easements, covenants or restrictions on the land.