Authority Updates - New South Wales - October 2016

Changes at NSW Land and Property Information

On 1st July 2016, Land and Property Information (LPI) separated into five discrete units which will be integrated into the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI).

  • LPI - Titling and Registry Services
  • Office of the Registrar General
  • Spatial Services
  • Valuation Services
  • Office of the Valuer General

These changes were implemented due to the advances in technology, many manual processes are now digital and there are channels to ensure continued information sharing between the existing LPI units, without requiring the units to be grouped together as one division.

With this in mind, as part of a scoping study of LPI which was launched by the NSW Treasury in September 2015, it was concluded there is opportunity to provide more benefit to the State if the Titling and Registry Services (TRS), Valuation Services and Spatial Services units of LPI are separated and integrated into DFSI.

Newly formed Office of the Registrar General (ORG) will oversee the operations of LPI - Titling and Registry Services (TRS) and focus on legislative change and policy administration relating to the conveyancing industry.

The split of regulatory and operational functions will enable TRS operations to focus on maximising efficiency, customer service and innovation - improving service outcomes for the conveyancing industry. 

The separation was designed to avoid any increase in complexity and the new model strengthens commercial performance, innovation and regulatory oversight.

For more information please refer to the LPI announcement here.

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