NSW is transitioning from paper to digital survey plans, and we're inviting you to have your say.

Survey plans provide the link between the NSW planning and titling systems, formally progressing approved developments through to the creation of new official land titles that are guaranteed by the State under the Torrens Assurance Fund.

The transition to digital survey plans will allow:

  • a streamlined process from plan creation to title creation.
  • reduced errors on plans.
  • more efficient consent gathering.
  • improved transparency for the many stakeholders involved.

This will ultimately result in financial benefits for industry and the community through lower holding costs for property development and allowing property purchasers to settle on, and move into, their new homes sooner. The reform will also ensure information on property boundaries is presented in a way that is more easily understood by the community.

For more information, please refer to the discussion paper or visit the Office of the Registrar General website.

Who should review this discussion paper?

While survey plans are principally the domain of registered surveyors, there are a range of other stakeholders who will be impacted by this reform:

  • plan contributors like valuers who determine unit entitlements, or legal practitioners who prepare terms for Section 88B instruments, by-laws, management statements and other associated documents.
  • plan reviewers like land development professionals and consultants who may need to review or access information from draft plans.
  • consenting or approving parties such as developers, certifying authorities, other government agencies and financial institutions who execute plan documents prior to lodgment.
  • lodging parties who currently lodge paper plans over the counter with NSW Land Registry Services (LRS) like law firms and lodgment agents.

Your feedback will inform our ongoing work as we transition to 100% digital survey plans.

Tell us what you think

This transition to digital survey plans will be a significant change. Ongoing industry collaboration and input will be essential. We encourage you to provide a submission or complete the online survey to ensure the transition to digital survey plans is a success. The consultation has been extended until 4pm Friday 8 October.

Thank you for your feedback

This engagement closed on 8 October 2021. Thank you to participants for providing your input and ideas which we are currently reviewing.

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