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TITLES REGISTRY UPDATE – STREAMLINING THE SURVEY PLAN APPROVAL PROCESS

The Titles Registry has recently released new guidelines which streamline the approval process for survey plans. Developers, surveyors and development consultants should be aware of these guidelines to ensure the efficient registration of plans and other associated dealings.


The new guidelines provide an alternative process for obtaining the consent and approval of planning bodies and registered owners.


The existing process, which is still acceptable, requires the approval and consent to be wet signed on the survey plan. However, the alternative process allows these signatures to be obtained electronically through the introduction of new forms. The new forms can be signed and transmitted in paper or electronically, based on the sighting of a scanned copy of the survey plan.


At this stage, the physical survey plan must be lodged with the new forms, however the Titles Registry has advised that the ability to e-lodge survey plans is expected to be granted in the coming months.


As always, Shand Taylor Lawyers continue to lodge survey plans and associated dealings and will monitor any further guidelines released by the Titles Registry. Do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions regarding the new guidelines.


Matthew Shannon, Partner

(07) 3307 4506

mshannon@shandtaylor.com.au


Patrick Sherlock, Senior Associate

(07) 3307 4542

psherlock@shandtaylor.com.au

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