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Draft Community Engagement Strategy for Crown land management

Family eating lunch at beach. Photo: Dee Kramer Photography

Photo: Dee Kramer Photography

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

The community uses and benefits from Crown land, so it’s important for you to be involved in making the decisions on how land is enjoyed and managed.

We are developing a Community Engagement Strategy that will ensure decisions about Crown land you use and enjoy will be made in an open and transparent way.

The strategy will support the new Crown Land Management Act 2016 by setting out engagement requirements for certain dealings under the Act.

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

The Draft Community Engagement Strategy

The draft Community Engagement Strategy was on public exhibition for community feedback from 16 October to 10 December 2017. The draft Community Engagement Strategy and supporting materials below were the focus of the consultation. The department is currently reviewing all submissions and will release a final report in early 2018.

The webcast below outlines the draft strategy and process. A transcript is available.