Crown land managers (CLMs) are encouraged to undertake a public competition, or expression of interest, process to select tenants. This ensures that anyone is able to lodge their interest for access and use of Crown land, and that the process is fair, equitable and transparent.
In some circumstances it may be more feasible and suitable to arrange tenure directly with a particular tenant. Direct negotiation may be appropriate where:
Commercial uses must be consistent with the reserve purpose and should not overpower or dominate the reserve. Commercial uses should not result in exclusivity for individuals, groups or clubs.
Examples of commercial activities consistent with a reserve purpose include:
A commercial operator will generally keep the financial profit of conducting the business, therefore market rent must always be sought for commercial tenures and no rebates should be applied.
Commercial tenants may seek the security of a long-term tenure agreement before investing into improving, or purpose fit-outs, of the Crown reserve.
A community or not-for-profit organisation or group conducting in-kind activities for the local and wider community is considered a non-commercial tenant.
Examples of community tenants include:
This Crown land manager web resource was printed on 30 May 2023. The information contained in this web resource is based on knowledge and understanding at the time of writing May 2023. However, because of advances in knowledge, users are reminded of the need to ensure that the information upon which they rely is up to date and to check the currency of the information by referring to the website (www.reservemanager.nsw.gov.au).
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