Statutory process for closing and purchasing roads
This table outlines the steps involved in the closure and disposal of a Crown road as well as estimated timeframes.
|Lands receives application||1 week||This is the date processing officially commences and an initial investigation begins|
|Detailed investigation||4 weeks||Assess property ownership, access, status of Crown road and prepare referencing documents and diagrams|
|Notice to advertise the intention to close the road||6 weeks||This period includes the 28 day advertising period for receiving submissions|
|Submission assessment||6 weeks||Consider submissions and contact stakeholders for further information if required|
|Road closure approved||4 weeks||Closure is approved plus purchase price/valuation|
|Agreement to purchase||4 weeks||This timeframe allows time for applicant to consider and respond to the agreement and return the signed paperwork|
|Invoice period||4 weeks||The applicant receives and invoice and must pay within 4 weeks|
|Drawing, approval and lodgement of plan||3 weeks||This timeframe may extend if a survey is required or if third parties are required to sign easement documents|
|Plan registration *||3-4 weeks||This timeframe may change and is contingent on Land and Property Information processes|
|Issue transfer, signatures, Stamp Duty and return *||2-4 weeks||This timeframe is dependent upon Revenue NSW and client response times|
|Gazette notice to advise of final decision||2 weeks||Notices will appear in the NSW Government Gazette advising of the decision to close the road|
|Issue of Certificate/s of Title *||Up to 6 weeks||This timeframe may change and is contingent on Land and Property Information processes|
|Statutory process complete **||45 - 48 weeks(10 -11 months)|
Centralisation of the program and streamlined systems enables multiple applications to be processed simultaneously, reducing the average processing times of applications.
* Processing times are an average and are contingent on response timeframes from external agencies and third parties.
** Timeframes are from the date the application processing is commenced. They assume no protracted disputes between parties or unforeseeable delays.