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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island

16/01/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track

05/01/2018

The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.More

Works, Development Applications and Events

Crown land in Tasmania is managed by various Government agencies. The information below relates solely to Crown land managed under the Crown Lands Act 1976 by Crown Land Services.

Works

Prior to undertaking any works on Crown land authority must be obtained from Crown Land Services (CLS) .

Examples of works requiring Authority include:

  • Erecting, repairing and replacing temporary or permanent structures such as signs, walkways, pipe lines, buildings and marine structures
  • Weeding and revegetating; removing and lopping trees
  • Accessing Crown land for geo-technical drilling

Where the proposal involves new permanent structures, CLS may also require a further application to lease, licence or purchase the Crown land.

Changes in the use of existing structures and to existing lease or licence boundaries, may require adjustments to agreements. In some circumstances new agreements will be necessary.

The local Council also may have requirements. In some cases Council may require Planning Approval, if so CLS must be informed.

To apply for Authority to undertake works lodge a Works and/or Development Application Request form. Then CLS will conduct an initial assessment and advise on further requirements.

Development Applications

The local Council may require that Crown Consent is obtained from CLS before the lodgement of Development Applications (DA).

When applying for Crown consent to Lodge a DA with Council, lodge a Works and/or Development Application Request form. The complete and final version of the DA package also must be supplied.  In such cases, the complete DA package includes the Council Lodgement Form and any other documents such as reports and plans that are to be lodged with Council.

CLS will conduct an initial assessment and advise on further requirements once the Works and/or Development Application Request form and the complete DA package is received.

Events

Authority must also be obtained to hold events on Crown land, particularly where the event excludes public access or involves erecting temporary structures. Examples of events requiring Authority include carnivals and regattas. To apply for Authority lodge an Event Application form.

Lodgement Details

Lodge a request by emailing CLS.Enquiries@parks.tas.gov.au

OR

Mail a request to:
Crown Land Services
Department of Primary Industries Parks Water and Environment
GPO Box 44
HOBART TAS 7001

Contact

Crown Land Services
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
Department of Primary Industries Parks Water & Environment
Level 8, Lands Building, 134 Macquarie Street Hobart
GPO Box 44 Hobart TAS 7001

General Enquiries Message Service: Ph. (03) 6233 6413

A Crown Land Services Officer will contact you the next business day to discuss your enquiry.

Email for appointments or enquiries: CLS.Enquiries@parks.tas.gov.au