Crown Lands is seeking information from non-council Crown land managers regarding any use of imported mulch on the Crown reserves they manage.
Native title is the name Australian law gives to the traditional ownership of land and waters that have always belonged to Aboriginal people according to their traditions, laws and customs. The Commonwealth Native Title Act 1993 (NT Act) sets out how native title rights are to be recognised and protected.
Granting tenure may affect native title interests in Crown land. Potential native title rights and interests must be identified and resolved before proceeding with any proposed tenure.
Council CLMs and Category 1 non council CLMs must employ/engage at least one native title manager and obtain written advice from them about native title and any proposed tenure. A Native Title Manager Workbook has been designed to provide guidance and assistance.
Category 2 CLMs must contact the department for advice on native title rights and interests. The department will check for any Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) or native title claims over the reserve, and provide advice for you to progress any notification requirements under the NT Act.
The department will generally not give consent to any CLM lease or licence for land subject to an Aboriginal land claim that will:
It is expected that council CLMs and category 1 non council CLMs will apply the above principles when authorising tenure greater than 12 months.
For information on Aboriginal land claims refer to:
Crown land has significant spiritual, social, cultural and economic importance to the Aboriginal people of NSW. There are various legal mechanisms in place to protect places and objects of heritage significance to Aboriginal people, and provide access or title to Crown lands in certain circumstances.
This Crown land manager web resource was printed on 29 Feb 2024. The information contained in this web resource is based on knowledge and understanding at the time of writing Feb 2024. 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 2024.
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