Crown Land is land owned by the government on behalf of the people of NSW and is under the care and control of the Minister for Lands. The Minister is empowered to grant or otherwise dispose of Crown land or set it aside for special purposes.
Dealings with Crown Land only to be dealt with under the Crown Lands Act 1989 or the Crown Lands (Continued Tenures) Act 1989 (see s.6 Crown Lands Act 1989). These Acts supersede all other Crown Acts.
Following publication of a notice in the Government Gazette and receipt in NSW LRS of suitable documentation (CL45-11 or similar) signed by an authorsied officer of Crown Lands, a 'first title' may be issued in the name of 'The State of New South Wales'. The land will then be dealt with under the Real Property Act 1900 and may be transferred or leased to private persons in the ususal manner.
A new deposited plan must be prepared to define these new parcels of land.
Land held by the Crown or a Crown Authority under any title system, whether Torrens title, Old System or Crown title.
Land unalienated by the Crown. Excludes land held under Old System title (pursuant to a gazette notification or conveyance) or Torrens title.
Unalienated Crown land
Land under Crown title not yet set aside by the Crown for a public purpose, Crown lease tenure or sold to the public.
Types of Crown plan include crown folio creation plans, subdivision of a perpetual lease, western lands leases, creation of new crown road and easements affecting crown land.
a new plan incorporating Crown land must satisfy specified requirements.
lodgment in NSW LRS
Crown plans intended to be registered in NSW LRS may be lodged manually or via eplan.
Crown tenures affecting new plans
includes perpetual leashold, incomplete purchase and restriction on subdvision.
Crown road enclosure plans
NSW LRS has implemented a policy of converting to Torrens Title those Crown roads that are subject to a current Enclosure Permit.