What happens if I sell my property?
Once established, future purchasers of properties within this area will be made aware of the groundwater prohibition via the Form 1 statement provided to prospective buyers at the time of sale.
This informs future purchasers that existing groundwater bores are no longer able to be used and no future bores can be installed at the property.
The Form 1 statement is required to be provided by a vendor (the seller of the property), usually through the real estate agent or conveyancer to a prospective buyer, under Section 7 of the Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act 1994.
As a report outlining the need for this prohibition has been prepared, a YES response will also be generated for question 4(c) of the Particulars relating to environment protection in the Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Regulations 2010.
This informs future purchasers of the land that a copy of the Groundwater Prohibition Area determination report is available to them from the EPA Public Register.
This is in addition to any other EPA interests that have previously been flagged for the title, should they exist.
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