Crown reserves are land set aside on behalf of the community for a wide range of public purposes including environmental and heritage protection, recreation and sport, open space, community halls, special events and government services.
New South Wales has more than 34,000 Crown reserves. The Crown reserve system enables the NSW Government, local councils and members of the community to work together to provide care, control and management over Crown reserves. The introduction of the Crown Land Management Act 2016 has introduced a new reserve management framework to better recognise the diversity and capability of reserve managers.
Through our network of regional offices, we ensure that Crown reserves are responsibly managed and that natural resources such as water, flora and fauna and scenic beauty are conserved, while still encouraging public use and enjoyment of the land.
Changes to managing Crown reserves
New legislation is in effect and will improve the governance of Crown reserves.
Crown land managers
The management of Crown reserves is based on a partnership between government and the community.
Land owners consent
Participating in the management of Crown reserves is a rewarding experience, and by applying to join you'll be doing your part for your local community.
Practical support resources for Crown land managers to perform their duties.
Annual reporting provides important information on the ongoing management of Crown reserves.
Crown land manager reserves portal
The portal supports Crown land managers in the ongoing management of reserves.
Leases & licences
With the consent of the Minister, Crown land managers can enter into leases and licences with third parties.
Grant and loan funding is available to Crown land managers for development and maintenance projects, improve land and facilities and natural disasters recovery.
Holiday Parks Land Manager
Provides coordinated management of the 28 holiday parks on the north and south coasts and eight inland parks across the state.
Adopted plans of management
Information on adopted plans of management over Crown reserves.
Draft plans of management
Current listing of draft plans of management over Crown reserves.