Crown Land Reserves Consultation

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What’s happened to date?

We carried out a review of all Crown Land Reserves under our care, control and management. Crown Land is administered by the Department for Environment and Water. It is not owned by Council but is held for a public purpose.

The consultation which was undertaken from 21st August 2019 to 13th September 2019, was a proposal to determine that different options for the Crown Land Reserves, that were considered surplus to Council’s strategic requirements.

These options included: return to The Crown, a change in custodian or incorporation into the protected area system through the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 in order to better protect their biodiversity values.

Why did we undertake further consultation?

The Department of Environment & Water requested that Council undertake and complete a community land revocation process prior to formally assessing the request to resume the subject land. Whilst this is not a legislative requirement, we undertook this further consultation.

While most of the Crown Land Reserves under Council’s care, control and management are of strategic value, 19 parcels were identified that have not been used for their dedicated public purpose for many decades, or could more appropriately be managed in other ways.

In summary we proposed to return 19 parcels of Crown Land Reserves to the Department for Environment and Water. (Refer to the document library on the right of this page for a list of all parcels of land)

Should the Department for Environment and Water accept the reversion of the Crown Land they would decide how they want to manage the land going forward.

Community feedback

Thank you to everyone who has taken their time to have their say. Your feedback has been collated by our project team and will help inform our final recommendation to Council for the Crown Land Reserves. After the Council meeting a formal application will be issued to Department for Environment and Water to resume the land.

What’s happened to date?

We carried out a review of all Crown Land Reserves under our care, control and management. Crown Land is administered by the Department for Environment and Water. It is not owned by Council but is held for a public purpose.

The consultation which was undertaken from 21st August 2019 to 13th September 2019, was a proposal to determine that different options for the Crown Land Reserves, that were considered surplus to Council’s strategic requirements.

These options included: return to The Crown, a change in custodian or incorporation into the protected area system through the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 in order to better protect their biodiversity values.

Why did we undertake further consultation?

The Department of Environment & Water requested that Council undertake and complete a community land revocation process prior to formally assessing the request to resume the subject land. Whilst this is not a legislative requirement, we undertook this further consultation.

While most of the Crown Land Reserves under Council’s care, control and management are of strategic value, 19 parcels were identified that have not been used for their dedicated public purpose for many decades, or could more appropriately be managed in other ways.

In summary we proposed to return 19 parcels of Crown Land Reserves to the Department for Environment and Water. (Refer to the document library on the right of this page for a list of all parcels of land)

Should the Department for Environment and Water accept the reversion of the Crown Land they would decide how they want to manage the land going forward.

Community feedback

Thank you to everyone who has taken their time to have their say. Your feedback has been collated by our project team and will help inform our final recommendation to Council for the Crown Land Reserves. After the Council meeting a formal application will be issued to Department for Environment and Water to resume the land.

Crown Land Revocation Consultation

Take a moment to let us know what you think about the proposed Crown Land Revocation. 

CLOSED: This survey has concluded.