On 11 October 2021, the Real Property Amendment (Certificates of Title) Act 2021 commenced, which abolished the Certificates of Title (CTs) and the control of the right to deal (CoRD) framework. All existing CTs have been cancelled and CTs will no longer be issued. Existing CTs will not need to be produced, and CoRD holder consent will not be required, for a dealing or plan to be registered. All existing Guidelines subject to this change are currently being reviewed and will be updated to reflect these changes. For further information regarding the abolition of CTs, please see https://www.registrargeneral.nsw.gov.au/property-and-conveyancing/eConveyancing/abolition-of-certificates-of-title

Detail plan

A detail plan may contain several sheets and each is prepared on Plan form 2 A2 (DP) in accordance with section 6 Community Land Development Regulation 2021 and Schedule 5 or 7 of the Lodgment Rules. The plan must meet the same requirements as any deposited plan and address the following details:

  • Each sheet of the detail plan must be clearly labelled 'DETAIL PLAN' in the plan drawing area. Previously regulations for community schemes required the surveyor to indicate the number of sheets the detail plan contained if it was more than one. Although no longer required the surveyor may use their discretion to show on the plan drawing area 'DETAIL PLAN IN X SHEETS' where 'X' is the number of sheets the detail plan contains.
  • It must provide a full survey definition of all lots in the plan including the association property lot.
  • The association property lot must be numbered lot 1 and all of the other lots in the plan numbered consecutively beginning with lot 2. If it comprises more than 1 part, each part must be identified as part of Lot 1.
  • Each sheet of the detail plan must contain the complete dimensions, including the area, of each lot or part lot depicted on it i.e. A lot should not have some dimensions on one sheet and the rest on another. In some circumstances it may not be possible to meet this criteria and exemption may be granted.
  • The site and details of all new and existing easements which affect the subject land must be shown.
  • The detail plan must show the position of all reference marks which relate to any accessway which is to be created in the management statement. Reference marks must be placed in accordance with section 31 Surveying and Spatial Information Regulation 2017 for the accessway as if it is a road.
  • It is not permitted to show the sites of statutory easements created in accordance with section 34 Community Land Development Act 2021.

NOTE: To ensure clarity all lettering on the plan forms must comply with schedule 5 clause 7 or schedule 7 clause 7 Lodgdment Rules.

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