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

Pipeline plans

The Pipelines Act 1967 allows for the efficient and economical transportation of petroleum and natural gas products over long distances. The Act is flexible and provides for the acquisition of land and easements to facilitate the construction, maintenance and operation of pipelines to carry any substance (whether gaseous, liquid or solid), which are suitable for transportation by pipe.

This Guideline only applies to pipelines which are governed by the Pipelines Act 1967.

Pipeline plans are lodged at NSW LRS under the provisions of the Pipelines Act 1967 to define the location of the pipelines and to register the necessary easements on affected folios of the Register.

A pipeline plan can be prepared affecting Torrens Title, Old System and/or Crown Title land.

Permits and licenses must be obtained from the Minister for Energy to enter lands for the purpose of investigating possible routes for the proposed pipeline(s).

Plan requirements a pipeline plan (DP 499xxx series) defines the site intended to be acquired.

For more information for Plans and Titling contact plan-info@nswlrs.com.au

Go to NSW Legislation website www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/

Publish date: December 2023