NSW Community Engagement Strategy for Crown Land Management
The NSW Department of Industry is exhibiting a community engagement strategy to bring openness and transparency to decisions about Crown land used by the community.
The strategy will apply to non-council Crown land managers and is a statutory requirement of the new Crown Land Management Act 2016. It will be used by department staff and non-council Crown land managers (i.e. current reserve trust managers that are not local councils), to support community engagement on a range of Crown land actions including licences and leases, sales and the preparation of plans of management.
Councils should be aware of the new processes affecting stakeholders that manage Crown land in their local communities.
The strategy is supported by a toolkit that contains practical, step-by-step guidance to support department staff and non-council Crown land managers as they carry out engagement.
Councils are covered by the community engagement provisions of the Local Government Act 1993. More information is available on the Crown Land and Water website.