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.
Processing times are an estimate and are affected by response timeframes from external agencies and third parties
Application lodged with the department
Application receipted and acknowledgement letter issued to applicant.
The application is placed in a queue for allocation according to date of receipt.
Time spent in the queue varies according to:
Application allocated to a case officer
Application is allocated to officer to commence processing. Initial investigation and administrative actions by case officer.
Assessment of surrounding property ownership and statutory land values, access and road status. Preparation of advertisement and referencing documents and diagrams.
Notification of proposal to sell Crown road
This timeframe includes the statutory 28-day submission period.
Assessment of submissions ^
6 – 12 weeks
Assess submissions and consult affected parties to consider potential outcomes.
^ Processing times are an estimate and are affected by mediation of submissions
4 - 6 weeks
Submission for approval to sell or retain Crown road is reviewed and approved by the Minster’s delegate.
Offer and agreement to purchase Crown road
An offer of sale is sent to the purchaser to consider, sign and return.
Invoice for road purchase
The applicant receives an invoice that must be paid within 4 weeks.
Drawing, approval and lodgement of plan*
3 – 12 weeks
This timeframe will extend if a survey plan is required or easement documents require signatures of affected parties.
3 - 4 weeks
This timeframe is dependent on processes of external agency - NSW Land Registry Services.
Transfer form signatures, Stamp Duty*
4 - 8 weeks
Transfer form is sent to purchaser for signing and payment of stamp duty to Revenue NSW.
This timeframe is dependent upon Revenue NSW and applicant response times.
Stamped transfer form returned to case officer and issue Certificate of Title*
6 - 12 weeks
This timeframe may change and is dependent on - NSW Land Registry Services processes
12 – 18 months
* Processing times are an estimate and are affected by response timeframes from external agencies and third parties