Draft State Strategic Plan for Crown land

Download the State Strategic Plan pdf

Crown land is highly valued and enjoyed by individuals and diverse communities across the state. It is used for a wide variety of purposes, from farms, parks, reserves, roads and cemeteries, to showgrounds, campgrounds, surf clubs, community halls and industrial sites.

Under the Crown Land Management Act 2016 (the Act) the NSW Government is required to create a State Strategic Plan for Crown land. The State Strategic Plan will set the vision, priorities and overarching strategy for the management of Crown land and outline timeframes and outcomes.

About the draft State Strategic Plan

The draft State Strategic Plan identifies four key priority areas to enable the use of Crown land to evolve and meet changing community needs.

The draft plan identifies outcomes for each of these priority areas, as well as short, medium and long term timeframes from 2020 through to 2030.

A range of initiatives to support the delivery of the outcomes are also identified in the draft plan.  These include:

  • making more of our information available and transparent
  • standardising leasing and licensing for common activities
  • engaging and supporting a new generation of Crown land managers.

Crown land supports resilient, sustainable and prosperous communities

Supporting documents

Developing a draft for consultation

The department worked with key stakeholders, industry, other government agencies, Crown land managers and Aboriginal representatives to develop a State Strategic Plan. The draft plan was released for public information on 10 June 2020, ahead of the formal 42-day public consultation period which commenced on 9 July 2020 and closed at midnight on 20 August 2020.

The process for developing the State Strategic Plan is outlined below:4 key stages of consultation

Watch a presentation on the draft plan

Information sessions

Responding to community concern regarding COVID-19, public information sessions were held on an interactive online platform on the following dates during the public consultation period:

  • Thursday 30 July 2020
  • Friday 31 July 2020
  • Thursday 6 August 2020
  • Friday 7 August 2020

Have your say

A 42-day public exhibition period commenced on 9 July 2020 and closed at midnight on 20 August 2020. Submissions on the draft plan were received via email, post or by the online submission form.

Thank you to all individuals and organisations who provided your feedback on the draft State Strategic Plan.

Submissions received

More than 930 submissions were received as part of the community consultation process on the draft State Strategic Plan for Crown land in New South Wales. Copies of the submissions are available in the files below, excluding those where consent to publish was not provided.

The submissions in these files are not sorted by any special order. They have been grouped according to the method of submission to enable easy download as required.

Consultation summary report

A summary report on the consultation process has been prepared and outlines how we engaged with stakeholders and the community and what we heard. It also identifies key themes in the feedback we received.

View the draft State Strategic Plan for Crown land in New South Wales consultation summary report.

Next steps

The department is now working to finalise the State Strategic Plan for Crown land in New South Wales, taking on board the feedback we received on the draft plan. A link to the final plan will be provided here when it is available.