Statutory process for closing and purchasing roads
This table outlines the statutory process for successful Crown road purchase applications along with estimated timeframes.
Applicants should be aware that the overall estimated timeframe is from the date of application commencement, not the date of application receipt. It does not take into account protracted disputes between parties or unforeseeable delays.
|Department commences application||1 week||Initial investigation of the road purchase application|
|Detailed investigation||4 weeks|| Assessment including property ownership, access, Crown road status|
Preparation of referencing documents and diagrams
|Notification of proposal to sell Crown road||6 weeks||This timeframe includes the 28 day submission period|
|Submission assessment *||6 weeks||Consider submissions and contact affected parties for further information if required|
|Decision approval||4 weeks|| Approval by the delegate of the Minister administering the Crown Lands Management Act 2016 for the:|
- sale of Crown road
- road purchase price
|Agreement to purchase Crown road||4 weeks||This timeframe allows the applicant to consider and respond to the agreement before returning signed contract for sale|
|Invoice for road purchase||4 weeks||The applicant receives an invoice which must be paid within four (4) weeks|
|Drawing, approval and lodgement of plan||3 weeks||This timeframe will extend where a survey plan is required or where easement documents require signatures of affected parties|
|Plan registration **||3–4 weeks||This timeframe may change and is dependent on NSW Land Registry Services processes|
|Transfer form signatures, Stamp Duty *||2–4 weeks||This timeframe is dependent upon Revenue NSW and applicant response times|
|Issue of certificate/s of title *||4–6 weeks||This timeframe may change and is dependent on NSW Land Registry Services processes|
|Statutory process complete **||41–46 weeks (10 -11 months)|
The department has centralised the Crown road purchase program and streamlined its systems to enable simultaneous processing of multiple applications.
* Processing times are an estimate and are affected by mediation of submissions
** Processing times are an estimate and are affected by response timeframes from external agencies and third parties