New South Wales Land and Property Information

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New South Wales Land and Property Information
Agency overview
Formed 1 April 2011
Preceding Agency Land and Property Management Authority
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Headquarters 1 Prince Albert Road, Sydney
Minister responsible Hon. Andrew Constance MP,
Minister for Finance and Services and Minister for Ageing
Agency executive Des Mooney,
General Manager
Parent Agency Department of Finance and Services
Child agencies Board of Surveying and Spatial Information
Geographical Names Board
NSW Valuer General
Website http://www.lpi.nsw.gov.au/

The News South Wales Land and Property Information, a division of the Department of Finance and Services in the Government of New South Wales, is responsible for land titles, property information, valuation, surveying, and mapping and spatial information in New South Wales.

The division is led by its General Manager, currently Des Mooney, who reports to the Director General of the Department of Finance and Services, currently Michael Coutts-Trotter. Both the General Manager for Land and Property Information and the Director General of the Department report to the Minister for Finance and Services, currently the Honourable Andrew Constance MP.

Activities[edit]

Land and Property Information achieves its aims by maintaining a secure, efficient and guaranteed system of land ownership and registry; collection, collation, and integration of property information to assist with land management, conveyancing, property development, investment, local planning, state economic and social development and historical research; maintaining impartial and transparent valuation services to assist local and state government to determine rates and land taxes; implementation and monitoring standards for the survey industry to provide certainty and confidence when establishing property locations, boundaries and the construction of public infrastructure; and converts the wealth of land data it collects into a comprehensive and authoritative range of online and hard copy mapping products and services.[1]

The division is responsible for the Geographical Names Board of New South Wales and the New South Wales Board of Surveying and Spatial Information.

History[edit]

Previously known as the Land and Property Management Authority, the organisation had broader responsibilities including the above activities plus the management of certain government-owned land, the maintenance of recreational and visitor facilities, such as State Parks, Great North Walk and The Hume and Hovell Walking Track. However, on 1 April 2011, the Authority was abolished and some of its functions merged into the Department of Finance and Services, with operational divisions created including Land and Property Information, and the State Property Authority. The Authority's previous functions within the Office of Rural Affairs, Crown Lands, and the Soil Conservation Service were transferred to the Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services and Department of Primary Industries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About LPI: Our services". Land and Property Information. Government of New South Wales. 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 

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