Crown Lands

Our vision for the future

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

What is Crown Land 2031

Crown land 2031 is a 10-year strategy to ensure that Crown land is put to its best uses to benefit communities.  It will activate Crown land to grow tourism, support community groups, boost regional economies, advance Aboriginal interests, and provide more green open space.

Crown land is public land and this plan sets the road map for the Crown estate to support activities to create social, economic, cultural and environment benefits.

Crown land 2031 will be achieved through multi-year action plans so that priorities and actions can adapt and respond to changing circumstances, emerging evidence and community expectations.

People walking on renovated boardwalk at Terrigal. Credit: Deborah Griffin

Community connections, economic progress, Aboriginal land rights, cultural heritage and environmental assets.

Sun setting over Anchorage Marina, Corlette in Port Stephens region. Credit: NSW Destination

Actions and pilots in the First Action Plan will lay the foundations for delivering Crown land 2031 priorities. There are 5 focus areas and 6 pilot programs as part of the plan.

Stakeholder and community consultation

Extensive stakeholder and community consultation was undertaken to develop Crown land 2031.

Shoal Bay from Tomaree Headland. Shoal Bay, NSW.

Promoting tourism on Crown reserves to support Crown land 2031.