OFFICE CIRCULAR No. 2-2018
DISTRIBUTION: SOLICITORS/ SURVEYORS/COUNCIL
SUBJECT: "EARLY ISSUE" SCHEME – FINAL PLANS
The “Early Issue” scheme for final plans is subject to the requirements of Section 88(2) of the Local Government (Building and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1993 (the Act).
The “Early Issue” procedure is as follows:
(2) If an owner has lodged a final plan under subsection (1) of the Act and the plan has been marked "Early Issue", that owner, within 7 days after lodging that plan or such extension of that period as the Recorder of Titles may allow, is to lodge with the Recorder of Titles –
(a) a copy of the final plan; and
(b) a copy of the schedule of easements; and
(c) the survey notes; and
(d) the balance plan; and
(e) the relevant certificate of title or general law deed; and
(f) the prescribed fee payable under the Land Titles Act 1980; and
(g) any other documents the Recorder may require for the purposes of that Act.
Note: A letter of receipt from the relevant council is also required to ensure that the “Early Issue” documentation has been lodged with the Recorder of Titles within 7 days of the final plan being lodged with council.
A major benefit of the “Early Issue” scheme is that titles will issue within 10 working days after receipt of the final plan provided the documentation is complete and error free.
Early issue final plans that are not lodged in accordance with the necessary requirements will fail early issue and will be dealt with as a normal plan lodgement.
Recorder of Titles
5 January 2018