In 1981 NSW Dept. of Lands and NSW Dept. of Local Government amalgamated to form NSW Dept. of Local Government and Lands. In February 1984 this Dept. was split up into two departments, which resumed the names Dept. of Lands, and, Dept. of Local Government. On 1st of July 1991, the Dept of Conservation and Land Management was created, which included the Dept. of Lands and the Soil Conservation Service, "both of which will be abolished at a later date " (Premier's Dept., 27/6/91). On 4th April 1995, the Dept of Conservation and Land Management was amalgamated with the Dept of Water Resources to become the Dept of Land and Water Conservation. Following the New South Wales state election in 2003, there was a significant restructure of many government departments. The functions of the Dept. of Land and Water Conservation were transferred to other newly formed departments. Initially the name of the Dept. of Land and Water Conservation was changed for a very short time to the Dept. of Sustainable Natural Resources. Later on the core natural resource management functions (of DLWC) were merged with the (former) land use planning and development control functions of PlanningNSW, the (former) strategic planning team from the Transport Ministry as well as the (former) Infrastructure Co-ordination Unit of the Premier's Department to form: New South Wales. Dept. of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources. Also the Soil Services and Crown Lands Divisions (of DLWC) were incorporated with the (former) Land and Property Information Division of the Dept. of Information Technology & Management as well as with the (former) Office of Rural Affairs of the Premier's Dept. to form: New South Wales. Dept. of Lands. Following NSW Government restructure that commenced on 1 July 2009 the Dept. of Lands was abolished as a Division of Government Service and its staff and functions were transferred to the newly created Land and Property Management Authority (N.S.W.). Works by these bodies are found under the name used at the time of publication.
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