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

Part 5 - Public authority bylaws

A management statement may include a separate schedule of by-laws included at the request of a public authority, which includes a council of a local government area, the Crown,  a Commonwealth or State authority constituted by an Act, or a corporation prescribed by the regulations as a public authority. This process allows restrictions to be imposed on proprietors within a scheme by an alternative method to a restriction on use created under section 88B Conveyancing Act 1919.

These by-laws may not be amended or revoked without the consent of the relevant public authority  that imposed them, and any amendment must also be approved by a special resolution of the community, precinct or neighbourhood association using Approved form 21. See clause 9 Schedule 2 Community Land Development Act 2021 and section 131 Community Land Management Act 2021.

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