Difference between the strata and survey-strata

Section 3(1) of the Strata Titles Act 1985 (WA) contain very similar defenitions for both a strata scheme and a survey-strata scheme, with the difference in the definitions being reference to:

  1. strata plan for strata scheme; and
  2. survey-strata plan for survey strata-scheme


Difference between a strata plan (for a strata scheme) and a survey-strata plan (for a survey-strata scheme)


Strata plan (for a strata scheme)

Section 5(1) of the Strata Titles Act 1985 (WA) provides that “a strata plan shall:

(a) consist of a location plan and a floor plan in respect of the parcel; and

(aa) where section 3(2)(a) or 3AB applies, contain a statement in the prescribed form describing all of the boundaries of a lot, or part of a lot, on the plan that are fixed by reference to a building or part of a building;”


Simply put 


Strata Plan

Apartments/units are generally accessible by either a common elevator or stairway.



Unit entitlement is based on capital value.


Survey-strata plan (for a survey-strata scheme)

Section 5(1)(a) of the Strata Titles Act 1985 (WA) provides that “a survey-strata plan shall contain a survey plan in respect of the parcel, that is a plan that defines, in the prescribed manner, the boundaries of lots and common property by dimensions and survey information obtained from a survey of the parcel;”


Simply put 


Survey-Strata Plan

Similar to single dwellings, but is associated with (cluster) developments (containing 2+ units).



Unit entitlement is based on site value.

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