Crown Lands is responsible for managing NSW’s Crown land on behalf of the people of NSW. Crown land covers around 42% of NSW and includes parks, reserves, roads and cemeteries with a value at over $6.1 billion. Crown land is used and enjoyed for recreation, businesses, tourism and has significant importance to the Aboriginal people of NSW.
The 35,000 Crown reserves provide many of the state’s town squares and local parks, state heritage sites, buildings, community halls, nature reserves, coastal lands, waterway corridors, sporting grounds, racetracks, showgrounds, caravan parks, camping areas, travelling stock routes, rest areas, walking tracks, commons, community and government infrastructure and facilities. Hyde Park and Bondi Beach in Sydney are two famous examples of the NSW Crown reserve system at work.
Crown Lands manages around 54,000 leases and licences enabling the use of Crown land across the state for a range of commercial, agricultural, industrial, community, residential and private uses.