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

Requirements for a community scheme

All plans registered under the Community Land Development Act 1989 are deposited plans and must be prepared in the same manner as any other deposited plan. See Registrar General's Guidelines for Deposited plans.

Community plan

A community plan is a subdivision of a lot or lots in a conventional deposited plan. A community plan may not subdivide:

  • A qualified or limited title
  • A lot in a precinct or neighbourhood plan or
  • A perpetual lease from the crown.

Precinct plan

A precinct plan may only subdivide a lot or lots in a community plan.

Neighbourhood plan

A neighbourhood plan may subdivide:

  • A lot or lots in a community plan
  • A lot or lots in a precinct plan
  • A lot or lots in a conventional deposited plan provided the title is not qualified, limited or a perpetual lease form the crown.

All of the above plans must be surveys prepared by a registered land surveyor.