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

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

The following applies to Real Property Act dealings, Water Access Licence dealings and the General Register.

For the purpose of a dealing with land, 'The Minister Administering the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979' is a State owned corporation on behalf of which any dealing or other instrument may be executed by:

  • the Minister
  • an authorised officer, or
  • a delegated officer.

The signature must be witnessed. Where signed by a delegated officer, the instrument of delegation is not required.

See s2.4 Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.