Landonline Rebuild to Start in April

  • 04 April 2019

Landonline Rebuild to Start in April

LINZ News Item - 2 April 2019 

Land Information New Zealand today received approval from the Minister for Land Information, Minister of Finance and Minister for Government Digital Services for the Single Stage Business Case (SSBC) for tranche 1 of rebuilding Landonline.

In October 2018 Cabinet approved the overall programme business case for rebuilding Landonline in four tranches over five years. Each tranche requires a SSBC be approved, so funding can be drawn down.

Tranche 1 will run from April 2019 to May 2020. Its approach will be to start small, deliver early benefits to customers and the public, and develop strong capability to ensure we’re ready for subsequent stages of the programme, says Aaron Jordan, Deputy Chief Executive of Property System Infrastructure.

“Technical proofs of concepts also developed in this tranche will test ideas and their feasibility for future tranches.

“Tranche 1 will deliver service improvements, including improved real-time accessibility to property information, time reductions, and increased efficiency in property transactions,” says Aaron. By the end of tranche 1, the following improvements will be in place:

  • New web search functionality and the ability for registered customers and the public to search for and purchase products (such as Records of Title and Survey plans) more efficiently, from their device of choice.
  • Automated notification to territorial authorities when a title has been transferred.
  • Automated system notification to banks and lenders when a mortgage is registered.
  • An application programming interface (API) which will enable others to connect their websites and software directly to Landonline to search and purchase products.

A redacted copy of the business case and briefing has now been made available.