(1) The Minister for
Lands may, if he wishes to subdivide Crown land at the request of the
proprietor of that Crown land or on his own initiative, apply in an approved
form, on payment of the prescribed fee, if any, payable by the Minister for
Lands and on furnishing a sketch plan in an approved form of that Crown land,
to the Registrar for the creation and registration of new certificates of
Crown land title or qualified certificates of Crown land title for that Crown
land, and that application shall be made in relation to that sketch plan.
(1a) A sketch plan
referred to in subsection (1) shall comply with the rules and regulations for
the time being for the guidance of surveyors when practising under this Act.
(2) On an application
under subsection (1) but subject to Part IVA, the Registrar may create and
register new certificates of Crown land title or qualified certificates of
Crown land title for the Crown land the subject of the application.
(3) For the purposes
of subsection (2), the Registrar may have regard to a request of the Minister
for Lands in relation to when the new certificates of Crown land title or
qualified certificates of Crown land title are to be created and registered.
[Section 166A inserted: No. 31 of 1997 s. 124;
amended: No. 6 of 2003 s. 55.]