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

Crown road enclosure plans

NSW LRS has implemented a policy of converting to Torrens Title those Crown roads that are subject to a current Enclosure Permit. On creation of new certificates of title, the parcels of road will be closed and transferred to the Permit Holder.

In order to minimise the cost of the conversion to the Permit Holder the Registrar General has given dispensation for the necessary road closure plans to be created as departmental Crown Road Enclosure plans.

As these plans will not fully define the boundaries of the parcel by survey, the new certificate(s) of title will issue bearing a 'Limitation' notification see Crown plan preparation page.