Land owners consent

What is land owners consent?

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 requires any person seeking to carry out specified development to obtain the consent of the land owner prior to lodging a development application.

For the purposes of seeking land owners consent to the lodging of a development application, the Minister for Water, Property and Housing is the owner of Crown land.

Section 2.23 of the Crown Land Management Act 2016 (CLM Act) has introduced kinds of development where the Minister has taken to have given land owners consent on behalf of the Crown (deemed consent) for Crown Land Managers (CLMs) and holders of a lease or licence (Tenure Holders) to make a development application (DA) under Part 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

The fact sheet below gives guidance for Crown land managers or tenure holders looking to apply section 2.23 of the CLM Act.