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Community Engagement Strategy for Crown land management

Family eating lunch at beach. Photo: Dee Kramer Photography

Photo: Dee Kramer Photography

Crown lands is used by the community for a wide range of activities and purposes that includes sporting fields and parks, open space, community halls, walking tracks and caravan and camping grounds. Some Crown land is also used for schools, hospitals and other public purposes or it can leased for commercial or agricultural purposes as well as land development and sale.

As it’s the community that uses the land, it’s important for you to be involved in making the decisions on how land is enjoyed and used.

We are developing a Community Engagement Strategy (CES) that will ensure that decisions made about land used and enjoyed by the community will be in an open and transparent way.

Communities are different and the strategy will allow for a variety of engagement approaches to ensure community views are understood before important decisions are made.

The new Crown Land Management Act 2016 (the Act) identifies that it’s important for the community to have their say about decisions that affect their use and enjoyment of Crown land and the strategy will support this by setting out engagement requirements for certain dealings under the Act.

The draft Community Engagement Strategy will be released around September 2017 which will be one of several opportunities to provide your feedback.

If you would like to be kept informed on developments about the CES please register your interest by sending an email to:

For more information

Download the position paper Community Engagement: a new way forward (PDF, 1727.95 KB)

Regular updates will be added as they become available.

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