Building line restrictions imposed under the Public Works Act 1981

Some properties will have building line restrictions recorded on the title, whereby a memorial is placed on the title stating "subject to building line restriction" (or BLR) plus the document number. Historically these were placed on the title at the time of subdivision where the road was less than 20 metres wide; they would specify that buildings were not allowed to be sited within a certain distance from the centreline of the road or the road boundary. Although they have little real relevance, they still have legal standing and can only be removed under section 327A of the Local Government Act 1974, or must be complied with.