How do councils manage public land?
Land owned or controlled by councils consists of
• Public roads• Land to which the Crown Lands Act 1989 applies• Commons• Land subject to the Trustees of Schools of Arts Enabling Act 1902 • All other land
(It is this other land that this Act defines to be public land.)
What regulates this land?
This land may be classified by a local environmental plan or council resolution as
• PUBLIC ROADS—Roads Act 1993• CROWN LANDS—Crown Lands Act 1989• COMMONS—Commons Management Act 1989• MECHANICS’ INSTITUTES AND SCHOOLS OF ARTS—Trustees of Schools of Arts Enabling Act 1902
MANAGEMENT PLAN REQUIRED?
IS USE RESTRICTED?
• Use must not change until management plan adopted• Use and management must be in accordance with:— plan of management adopted by council— provisions of any relevant law
IS DISPOSAL RESTRICTED?
• Sale prohibited• No lease or licence over 21 years• Leases or licences over 5 years only with Minister’s consent if anyone objects to the lease or licence
By local environmental plan or, in some circumstances, by council resolution
By council resolution