Govt not sell­ing Landgate One ser­vice to be farmed out

Kalamunda Reporter - - News - Sarah Brookes

THE State Govern­ment has re­jected the sale of Landgate, opt­ing in­stead to com­mer­cialise a re­stricted part of its au­to­mated func­tions.

The Cab­i­net de­ci­sion was made fol­low­ing the com­ple­tion of a de­tailed scop­ing study which care­fully in­ves­ti­gated op­tions to re­alise value for the com­mu­nity from Landgate’s op­er­a­tions.

The de­ci­sion will mean the Govern­ment re­tains own­er­ship and over­sight of the land ti­tles reg­is­ter, and the Mid­land-based Landgate it­self will con­tinue to func­tion as a statu­tory au­thor­ity.

How­ever Landgate’s au­to­mated land ti­tling ser­vice will be com­mer­cialised. There will be no forced re­dun­dan­cies as a re­sult of this de­ci­sion.

An in­de­pen­dent, com­pet­i­tive process will be un­der­taken to iden­tify po­ten­tial com­mer­cial ser­vice providers.

The de­ci­sion will fund WA’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Na­tional Re­dress Scheme and the State Govern­ment’s de­ci­sion to re­move lim­i­ta­tion pe­ri­ods for all child sex­ual abuse ac­tions, which, com­bined, could cost $640 mil­lion.

Lands Min­is­ter Rita Saf­fi­oti said un­der the ar­range­ment, the State would re­tain own­er­ship and statu­tory re­spon­si­bil­ity for the land ti­tles reg­is­ter.

“The au­thor­ity will con­tinue to pro­vide ser­vices to cus­tomers, the com­mu­nity and Govern­ment through its prop­erty val­u­a­tions, lo­ca­tion in­for­ma­tion and re­main­ing land ti­tling func­tions, and will con­tinue to in­no­vate and evolve as a vi­tal State agency,” she said.

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Work around the clock: From left - Watch­mak­ers Ste­fan Cook and Poppy Cook, Mas­ter Clock and Watch­mak­ers of WA pres­i­dent Guenter Best with Guild­ford Post Of­fice own­ers Kim and Michael Noo­nan.

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