Residents of Lismore and the surrounding areas are loving the Return & Earn reverse vending machine. As of the end of last week Lismore’s machine had collected 663,528 containers since its installation. This makes it the number one regional collection point and number five statewide. Keep up the good work everyone.
The 2017-21 Maritime Safety Plan has been launch and aims to reduce the rate of fatalities and serious injuries on NSW waterways by 30 per cent by the end of 2021.
While we have made significant progress in reducing drowning fatalities on boats, increased effort is needed to respond to non-drowning fatalities – caused by factors such as speed, alcohol, keeping a proper lookout and judgement.
To view the plan, go to - https://future.transport.nsw.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Maritime-Safety-Plan-2017-2021.pdf
NSW is transitioning to an electronic system for settling conveyancing matters and for the lodgement and registration of land dealings.
Some parts of a property transaction still rely heavily on paper, with some contracts and agreements needing ‘wet’ signatures.
The government wants to help industries involved in the conveyancing process to move into the digital environment. It is exploring ways to overcome perceived barriers to a completely paperless process while ensuring consumers who want to sign electronically are protected.
The Office of the Registrar General has released a discussion paper examining ways to harness new technology in land contracts and to enable complete electronic property transactions. The paper looks at removing legal obstacles for digital transactions and providing more certainty around electronic signature and witnessing requirements. Have your say by 16 February 2018 go to - http://www.registrargeneral.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/327070/Discussion-Paper-Removing-barriers-to-electronic-land-contracts-.pdf