How we work
We’re responsible for ensuring a coordinated and consistent approach to managing the state’s vast Crown land.
New legislation came into force this year that improves the way Crown land is managed now and into the future. It ensures decision making around Crown land encompasses environmental, social, cultural heritage and economic considerations and facilitates enhanced community engagement in decisions about Crown land.
It is also important to recognise Aboriginal involvement in the management of Crown land, including recognition of Aboriginal land rights, native title rights and interests and the spiritual, social, cultural and economic importance of Crown land to Aboriginal people.
The community uses and benefits from Crown land, be involved in making the decisions on how land is enjoyed and managed.
Planning and making decisions
One of the safeguards to make sure that Crown land is managed and used for the benefit of the people of NSW is the objects of the Crown Land Management Act 2016.
Aboriginal land claims
Ensuring that Crown land sits with the appropriate landholder under the ALR Act. Includes the process to lodge a claim.
We are committed to managing Crown land consistently with the Commonwealth Native Title Act 1993.
We’ve partnered with Aboriginal land councils and local government councils to make sure the most appropriate landholder holds Crown land.