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

lodgment in NSW LRS

Crown plans intended to be registered in NSW LRS are lodged at the Plan Lodgment counter in the usual manner. An invoice for the lodgment fees is returned to the Parramatta office of Crown Lands. Plans are numbered in the normal deposited plan series.

Crown plans lodged by third parties

Crown plans are now being prepared by private surveyors and lodged by third parties on behalf of private persons, usually the intended purchaser or lessor of the Crown land.

The usual requirements for Crown plan preparation and lodgment apply. However, where a Crown plan is prepared and/or lodged by a third party, the relevant Crown Authority must provide a declaration (under letterhead) setting out: