Corporate Property Files

Roads and Maritime Services provides access to Corporate Maritime Property files to allow property owners, leaseholders or their agents to search for historical records, including leasing and development records relating to wetland properties within Sydney Harbour and other maritime wetlands.

Access will not be provided to:

  • personal information
  • privileged information
  • commercial in confidence information
  • any person who is not the relevant property owner, leaseholder or their agent

Applicants will be able to view all available files in respect to the nominated wetland properties and will be able to request copies of identified documents.

What is the process?

Applications can be submitted via our e-Lodgement portal at Maritime planning.

Please contact our team at cmpa@rms.nsw.gov.au if you have questions or need any assistance. 

Once you have submitted an application online, the following process will take place:

Arrange an inspection time

A Roads and Maritime Property Officer will contact applicants seven to 14 days after receipt of the application to arrange an inspection day. The inspection day is the opportunity to view all documents associated with a particular maritime property within Sydney Harbour.

Inspection times are offered at our office at 33 James Craig Road, Rozelle. Applicants can view the documents for a maximum of 80 minutes per session. 

Access to files will be dependent on the size, location and complexity of the requested file/s.

Attend the inspection day

A Roads and Maritime Officer will guide applicants to a private room where they can view the requested documents. The Roads and Maritime Officer will be present for the inspection.

Bring personal identification documents to the inspection day. Electronic copies of documents will be made available where possible. Applicants can provide a USB to the Roads and Maritime Officer during the inspection if applicants want electronic copies of the documents. Photocopying fees will apply to all copied documents.

Access to requested files will generally be made available 20 working days from the date of the request, dependent of the number, size, location and complexity of the requested file/s.

No current fees are applicable to view Corporate Maritime Property files.

Applicants may be asked to indemnify Roads and Maritime against any copyright in respect of the release of any of the accessed documents.

Copyright

Access will not be provided to:

  • Personal information
  • Privileged information
  • Commercial in confidence information
  • Any person who is not the relevant property owner, leaseholder or their agent.

Applicants will be able to view all available files in respect to the nominated wetland properties and will be able to request copies of identified documents.

Informal release of information

This new process is classified under section 8 of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) as informal release of government information. The GIPA Act recognises that the release of government information promotes open, accountable and fair government. This process allows Roads and Maritime Services to provide information to customers without the need for a formal GIPA application. Information is usually only withheld from customers where there is an overriding public interest against disclosure.

Frequently asked questions

  • The new access arrangements apply to property owners, leaseholders or their agents.
  • Access to requested files will generally be made available 20 working days from the date of the request, dependent of the number, size, location and complexity of the requested files.
  • Applicants will need to lodge another application to view documents after the allocated inspection time has finished.
  • Documents cannot be removed from the inspection room. Photocopies or electronic copies can be provided.
  • All applications are to be lodged via e-Lodgement portal.

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