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

Location plan

The location plan must be prepared on Plan form 4 in accordance with section 5 Community Land Development Regulation 2021 and Schedule 5 or 7 of the Lodgment Rules. 

A Location plan means a sheet of a scheme plan that:

  • delineates the location of the parcel in relation to natural and artificial features including rivers, harbours, the ocean, roads and railways, and

  • includes a diagrammatic representation of the parcel and the lots in the plan, without dimensions and

  • shows the distance of the parcel from the nearest intersection of public roads.

It must show the following in the plan drawing area:

  • a label indicating LOCATION PLAN

  • a North point (directed upwards)

To the right of the plan drawing area the plan form contains a schedule of changes to the scheme which will be updated in NSW LRS as the development progresses. Below this schedule is space to indicate:

  • Subdivision Certificate number and date. This information must agree with the Subdivision Certificate

  • surveyors name and reference. This information must agree with the survey certificate

  • the registration details and plan number which will be completed in NSW LRS.

NOTE: To ensure clarity all lettering on the plan form (see schedule 5 clause 7 or Schedule 7 clause 7 Lodgment Rules) 

All NSW legislation can be accessed at www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/