Have your say on the proposed Local Government (Land Information) Regulations 2021, that will prescribe:

  • information to be included in a Land Information Certificate (LIC) and the fee that councils can charge for providing the certificate; and
  • the information to be included in the Notice of Acquisition (NOA) and period within which the NOA must be submitted.
The online submission period for consultation will close at 5.00pm on Thursday 3 June 2021.

Overview

From July 2021, the Local Government Act 2020 (the new Act) will legislate the requirement for purchasers to provide information to councils about the acquisition of land (notices of acquisition, NOA) and for councils to provide a land information certificate (LIC) to a person on request.

As part of the Victorian Government’s extensive reform of the local government framework, the new Act has been introduced to improve local government democracy, accountability and service delivery for all Victorians.

The new Act is mainly replacing the Local Government Act 1989 (the current Act). While many elements of the old legislation are changing, the requirements relating to NOA and LICs will not materially change from the current Act to the new Act.

The Victorian Government is introducing New Local Government (Land Information) Regulations 2021 (proposed Regulations) to support the administration of the new Act. These will replace, with limited changes, elements of the current Local Government (General) Regulations 2015 relating to NOA and LICs that are being repealed.

The proposed regulations are outlined in the document below. Your feedback on these draft regulations will help Local Government Victoria, DJPR refine the final regulations to ensure that they reflect the views of Victorians. The objectives of the proposed regulations are to prescribe for the purposes of the new Act:

  • information specified to be included in a land information certificate; and
  • the fee for the issue of a land information certificate; and
  • the form of and particulars required in an acquisition notice; and
  • the period of time for giving an acquisition notice to the Chief Executive Officer of the Council.

How to participate

You can provide feedback on the proposed regulations by completing a survey, providing a general comment, or uploading a written submission. Select your preferred participation option below.


All comments must be in writing and should list if they relate to the Notice of Acquisition (NOA) or the Land Information Certificate (LIC).
Comments must be received no later than 5pm on Thursday 3 June 2021 and can be submitted via:

  1. this website by uploading your submission under the submit feedback tool below;
  2. email to: lgv@ecodev.vic.gov.au ; or
  3. by mail to:

Attn: Tracy Helman
Local Government Victoria
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Level 8, 1 Spring St,
MELBOURNE VIC 3000

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