Corporate Maritime Property Access (CMPA)

Transport for NSW provides access to Corporate Property files to allow property owners, lease holders or their authorised representative to search for historical records, including leasing and development records relating to wetland properties within Sydney Harbour and other Maritime wetlands.

Informal release of information

This 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 Transport for NSW 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.

What is the process?

To lodge a CMPA application, registration to the Maritime eLodgement portal is required.

On receipt of a completed application, the CMPA Officer will retrieve files for the nominated site and prepare documents identified as meeting the applicant’s requirements. The documents are emailed to the applicant for review.

The applicant can choose to accept the identified documents or request an appointment to inspect the relevant files. The applicant will be notified via email once the files are ready to view to arrange a suitable date and time. File inspections are undertaken in the reception area of the Transport for NSW Rozelle Office (Ground floor, 33 James Craig Road, Rozelle)


Access will not be provided to:

  • personal information
  • privileged information
  • commercial in confidence information
  • any person who is not the relevant property owner, lease holder or their authorised representative.

Frequently asked questions

Who does this apply to?

The access arrangements apply to property owners, lease holders or their authorised representative.

How long will it take to arrange an inspection time?

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

Can I extend my inspection time if I can’t find what I want in the time allowed?

File inspections are booked in 2 hour slots. Applicants can discuss additional time arrangements with the CMPA Officer should an extension be required.

Can I take the records away with me?

Files are made available for viewing only.  No documents can be removed from the premises. Duplication of any documentation by way of photography, video, or any other recording device is not permitted.

Can I post my application or make a request via email?

All applications are to be lodged via e-Lodgement portal.