The majority of the Crown Land Management Act 2016 (NSW) (the Act) commenced on 1 July 2018. The Act significantly reforms the use and management of Crown land in NSW. .
The Act consolidates eight pieces of legislation into one Act, repealing the Crown Lands Act 1989, the Crown Lands (Continued Tenures) Act 1989, the Western Lands Act 1901 and certain other legislation. Any existing lease, licence or permit issued under previous legislation will continue for its agreed term. From 1 July 2018, all new leases, licences and permits will be issued under the new legislation.
Maddocks senior associate Sarah De Ceglie and associate Libby Sivell have written an overview of the key reforms, focussing on those most relevant to local councils. You can access the article at the Maddocks website.