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

Plan preparation

General standards for deposited plan preparation are contained in legislative Acts and Regulations.


Plan forms must comprise two parts, a standard plan drawing template and an Administration Sheet.


Dimensions for lengths, bearings, height and areas must be expressed as set out by NSW LRS.


Acceptable symbols shown on the face of the plan in respect of the survey definition are set out by NSW LRS.


Lettering and linework includes all alphabetical, numerical and symbolic characters and linework requirements.


Plan headings will be shown in the appropriate panels on the plan drawing sheet and the Administration Sheet.


General requirements for numbering of lots and sheets.


Plans may show physical structures such as stormwater detention basins, bridges, heritage listed trees, gateways etc. provided the plan remains legible and uncluttered.


Plan statements must follow NSW LRS requirements.


Street addresses where available, must be indicated on the survey for each lot in the plan for which titles will be created.



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