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

Special purpose plans

The majority of new deposited plans define (or redefine) the boundaries of standard surface parcels of land. However, some developments are more complex as to the boundaries of the new lots.

To ensure clarity, these deposited plans may have extra requirements.

Plans affecting land below the MHWM various government agencies or authorities prepare deposited plans that constitute part(s) of the Pacific Ocean and its bays and estuaries.


Road and rail tunnel developments these plans define tunnels that pass beneath large numbers of surface parcels.


Irrigation area plans (canal and drainage reserves) define areas standing in the name of various State owned irrigation corporations.