Crown Lands

Built asset management

Protecting and enhancing Crown land is essential for business, tourism, recreation, wellbeing and biodiversity of the state. To ensure our assets are maintained, we implement, monitor and manage programs and projects that enhance Crown land.

Protecting and enhancing Crown land is essential for business, tourism, recreation, well-being, and biodiversity of the state. To ensure our assets are maintained, we implement, monitor, and manage infrastructure programs, planning schemes and environmental projects that enhance Crown land.

We manage a variety of built and natural assets across the state including coastal infrastructure, walking tracks, dams, lighthouses, and historical buildings. We also provide support to Crown land managers to manage built assets on reserves which include holiday parks, showgrounds, racecourses, clubs, and halls.


How we manage our assets

Our built asset management plan is guided by the NSW Government Treasury Asset Management Policy for the NSW Public Sector (PDF, 415 KB).

Core Requirement 1: Asset Management Principles

We must ensure that all assets within the policy and under our control are managed with regard to the NSW Government’s asset management principles.

Core Requirement 2: Asset Management Framework (the framework)

An Asset Management Framework that has been established and maintained and the framework aligns with the requirements of the policy. This includes a Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP), an Asset Management Policy, Asset Management Plans (AMPs) and an Asset Register.

Core Requirement 3: Policy compliance and disclosures

We are required to annually certify our compliance with core requirements 1 and 2 of the Asset Management Policy for the NSW Public Sector and undertake a periodic assessment of our asset management maturity (in line with asset management assurance requirements).


Some examples of built assets on Crown land

We are continually working to improve our Crown land built assets. These can include assets directly managed by us, by our Crown land managers or by other government departments including NSW Maritime and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Learn more about recreational use of Crown land or visit our major projects page for more information on what projects are happening across NSW.


How we work with our Crown land managers

All Crown land managers (CLMs) are required to carry out management duties in accordance with relevant legislation. Different legislative requirements will apply depending on the use and nature of the land. Specific management requirements may also be contained within a CLM’s appointment instrument or an adopted plan of management.

As managers of important public facilities, CLMs are accountable to their community. Non-council CLMs are required to act in accordance with the Crown Reserve Code of Conduct and report to the minister annually on their activities. Council CLMs are required to have a plan of management for all community land and must manage Crown reserves in accordance with their Council Code of Conduct.

All councils are legislated to report annually on their operations, and this includes the management of appointed Crown land.

Visit the Reserve Manager website for more information. 


 

Report damage to our built assets

We believe that our built assets contribute to creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable NSW where the community is at the centre of everything we do, including our built and natural environments.

Contact us to report any damage to our built assets in your area.


 

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