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Crown Lands

About us

We are responsible for the management of NSW’s Crown land, covering approximately 42% of the state, including parks, reserves, roads and cemeteries.

What we do

As part of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) we support a strong and liveable NSW.

Crown land plays a central role in a changing and thriving NSW, by helping to create and support prosperous and resilient communities.

It is essential to community life and wellbeing to provide public open space and green space, particularly in built-up metropolitan areas. 

In metropolitan centres, the revitalisation of urban areas and improvement and expansion of accessible, green and open, public space is more important than ever.

Crown Land has the primary responsibility for Crown land through direct management of land, assets and infrastructure, property management services and the oversight of a network of professional and volunteer land managers.


Olympic pool and diving block

To manage Crown land on behalf of all the people of NSW, including accelerating the realisation of Aboriginal land rights and native title in partnership with Aboriginal people.

Plume of water at Kiama blowhole

Crown land is land which is managed by the NSW Government in the public interest.

Kayaking on lake near marina

Crown land supports resilient, sustainable and prosperous communities across NSW.

People walking and running in Hyde Park

Find digital maps for Crown land, roads, waterways, reserves and tenures in the NSW Government Property Index provided by the ePlanning Portal.