Access and ownership
Protecting and enhancing Crown land is essential for business, tourism, recreation, well-being and biodiversity of the state. Effective management and use of land maintain the high standard we set.
We manage Crown roads under the Roads Act 1993.
Crown land may become available to purchase when it is no longer providing benefit to users or a public purpose.
Crown land can be compulsorily acquired by other parts of government and agencies of the state to enable development of public infrastructure.
Water boundary determination
Physical water boundaries can change over time, current land titles may not reflect the location of the actual boundary.
Public works access
Local councils and energy suppliers have specific permissions around accessing and entering Crown land for public works.
Mining and exploration companies searching for the location of mineral and energy resources will need permission before accessing Crown land.
There are more than 6,500 Travelling Stock Reserves on NSW Crown land covering approximately two million hectares.
Commons are areas of Crown land set aside to benefit the local community.
Our recreational spaces in NSW are used for a diverse range of activities including camping, surfing, hiking, sport and more.