Community connections

Strengthen community connections with Crown land

The diversity and extent of the Crown estate mean it will continue to play a role in bringing communities together. The estate already benefits from contributions by many different stakeholders, including local government, community and not-for-profit organisations, and individual volunteers. Determining   public value locally and the ongoing delivery of local community benefit are a key focus in implementing Crown land 2031. Strong community connections will remain essential.


  • Crown land manager network grows in size and capability
  • Crown land assets are accessed, activated and sustained
  • New opportunities for community hubs are identified and enhanced

Achieving Outcomes:

Norah Head Lighthouse, NSW Central Coast

The Norah Head Lighthouse is a non-profit organisation comprising community representatives appointed to manage the reserve and its associated activities including maintenance, marketing and operations. The reserve is supported by over 50 passionate volunteers, who conduct tours of the lighthouse, the site and its historic buildings and maintain the surrounding bushland through bush care and coast care groups. Two reserve managers live on site and manage the accommodation andbookings. The heritage Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage and Assistant Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage are let for accommodation and the venue is available for hire for functions including weddings and receptions.

Norah Head Lighthouse. Credit: Destination NSW
Norah Head Lighthouse. Credit: Destination NSW