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Proposed lease of Crown land at Tom Ugly's Bridge Marina by direct negotiation

The former Department of Planning and Environment, Crown Lands is undertaking community consultationfor theproposedlease of Crown land located at 5 Princes Hwy, Sylvania NSW 2224.

Aerial view of Tom Ugly's Marina

Crown Lands is considering the lease of Crown land identified approximately by the red shaded area on the aerial diagram (pending survey) adjoining Lot 5 DP11575 by direct negotiation to the existing tenant and adjoining freehold landowner.

The land is currently held under licence by the adjoining landowner who operates the site as a commercial marina.

Subject to meeting the conditions of a redevelopment approval issued by Sutherland Shire Council, the proponent has indicated they intend to redevelop the site with a 65-berth marina and improved amenity of both the above and below mean high water mark lands. The proposed redevelopment is consistent with the department's Commercial Marina Framework, developed following a recommendation from the Crown Land Commissioner's Taskforce after consultation with industry and peak bodies in order to deliver elements of the Crown Lands 2031 Action Plan.

Have your say

Please quote reference number 22/02801#05 in the subject of any correspondence to ensure the department can direct your submission to the right place for consideration.

If you are sending a submission via post please allow enough time for it to be received before the closing time and date.

Feedback on this proposal can be provided by:

  • Completing the online submission form
  • Sending a written submission via Australia Post to: Leasing – Crown Lands, PO Box 2155, DANGAR NSW 2309.

Closing date

Submissions close at midnight on Monday 25th September 2023.

Important:note that all submissions will be published on the department’s website unless marked as confidential.

Community Engagement Strategy

Engagement on this proposed transfer is a requirement of the Community Engagement Strategy. The Strategy has been developed by the former Department of Planning and Environment to set an open and transparent framework for engaging the community about important decisions on Crown land. The Strategy acknowledges that needs vary between communities, and that a range of engagement approaches may be required to ensure community views are understood before important decisions are made.

Learn more about the Community Engagement Strategy.

Next steps from here

All community feedback is valued by the department. Your feedback will be considered in making a decision about this proposed transfer.

The final decision will be published here and What’s happening in my area.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the proposed Crown land lease located?

The proposed Crown land is identified as adjoining Lot 5 DP 11575 (subject to survey) being the area surrounding proposed marina approved in Sutherland Shire Councils DA08/0834.

The land is located fronting 5 Princes Hwy, Sylvania NSW 2224.

What is the Crown land currently used for?

The land is currently held under licence by the adjoining landowner who operates the site as a commercial marina.

Why is the department proposing to lease the land?

The department was approached by the existing tenant with a proposal to redevelop their existing licence areas, as well as expand the footprint of the existing marina to accommodate additional berths and provide improved privately funded infrastructure of Crown land.

The proposed expansion is in line with the department's adopted Commercial Marina Framework, which was developed following a recommendation from the Crown Land Commissioner's Taskforce after consultation with industry and peak bodies to deliver elements of the Crown Lands 2031 Action Plan.

How will the land continue to be used under the proposed lease?

The lands will continue to be used as a commercial marina. If the lease is granted the proponent has indicated that, subject to meeting the conditions of a development approval issued to them by Sutherland Shire Council, they intend to redevelop the site with a 65-berth marina. The proposed redevelopment is consistent with the department's Commercial Marina Framework.

When will the department make a decision?

The department must follow the steps outlined in the Community Engagement Strategy.  A decision be made following the 28-day consultation period once the department has reviewed comments and feedback provided by the community and stakeholders.

How will the department consult the community?

The notification period for this proposed dealing is 28 days, commencing Monday, 28 August 2023 and closing at 11:59 PM on Monday, 25 September 2023.

Read the notifications.

The department encourages public submissions during this time. See below for more information making a public submission.

How can I make a submission?

Community members can provide feedback by completing the online form.

You can also send a written submission via Australia Post to the Department of Planning and Environment - Crown Lands at PO Box 2185, Dangar NSW 2309.

Please ensure you include reference number 22/02801#05 in your submission so it may be directed to the correct person.

How will the department consider feedback and submissions in the decision-making process?

The department will review and evaluate all feedback received during the 28-day notification period with an emphasis on the impact of the proposed lease on the community’s current use and enjoyment of the Crown land.

If the community raises issues that were unknown to the department, we may need to engage further prior to making a final decision.

For more information on the engagement strategy, go to Community Engagement Strategy.

How will the community find out about the decision?

The final outcomes and decision of the proposed lease will be published on the department’s webpage once a final decision is made.

All who make a submission will be informed of the decision once it has been made.