Crown Lands & Water

Lands and Forestry develops strategy, programs and policy for the management of the Crown land estate. This area develops policy and undertakes forestry research, provides specialist commercial services through the Soil Conservation Service, and oversees the operation of Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW.

Lands and Forestry has seven key business areas delivering social and economic outcomes for NSW:

Crown Property Services leads and manages the delivery of commercial leases, sales and acquisitions of land within the Crown estate. The group also provides technical valuation services and advice.

Governance and Strategy leads legislative reform, strategic and operational policy for Crown land. The group provides governance and administers the Public Reserves Management Fund Program. Governance and Strategy support the Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW Board and provide governance and oversight for Crown reserves.

Infrastructure and Land Management plans and delivers key infrastructure projects across regional NSW including critical coastal infrastructure. This group coordinates statewide programs including: asset management; bushfire mitigation; contaminated land remediation; compliance and natural resource management. This directorate is also responsible for policy and planning advice and undertakes research to ensure the sustainable use, management and conservation of the State’s native forests and plantations.

Regional Services delivers property and natural resource management services by engaging with local customers and stakeholders across NSW.

Soil Conservation Services is an environmental consulting and soil conservation business specialising in land rehabilitation, erosion control, project management and resource protection.

Tenure and Business Programs manages data, systems, processes and centralised administration including analysis and reporting of the Crown land estate.

Policy Research and Development