The following information is primarily for non-council Crown land managers (CLMs). Council CLMs should refer to the Office of Local Government for fact sheets and templates.
A licence can be granted for any period, though terms greater than 10 years will generally not be considered. A licence holder (licensee) does not have sole rights to an area, but is able to use the Crown reserve, or a part of it, in a limited way that may be restricted by times or uses.
A licence provides greater flexibility of use of the Crown reserve as it allows different users to share the same space. For example, a number of different sporting clubs may use the same playing field under separate licences; or a show society may hold a licence for occasional or short-term use of a showground on specific days of the year on an on-going basis.
The requirements of the Community Engagement Strategy must be followed prior to issuing a licence.
The following licence template is available for CLMs: Non-council Crown land manager licence template
A lease can be granted when a user needs exclusive use of the whole or part of the reserve or a building because of the type of business or activity they will be conducting. The leaseholder (lessee) has effective control of the leased area in the same way someone renting a house has sole right to use the house.
The requirements of the Community Engagement Strategy must be followed prior to issuing any lease.
The following lease template is available for CLMs: Non-council Crown land manager lease template
This Crown land manager web resource was printed on 1 Dec 2023. The information contained in this web resource is based on knowledge and understanding at the time of writing Dec 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).
© State of New South Wales through Department of Planning, Industry & Environment 2023.
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