Mt Field government huts
Mount Field government huts (photograph: Craig Vertigan)

Works, developments and events

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​​​​​​​​​Undertaking works ​on Crown land

If you are intending to undertake works on the PWS managed Crown land, an application needs to be submitted and approved prior to commencement. Please contact the relevant regional PWS office to seek consent to undertake works or developments on Reserved land, (eg Conservation Area, National Park, Nature Recreation Area).​

Types of works includes:

  • 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 geotechnical drilling.

If the proposal involves new permanent structures, the PWS may also require a further application to lease, licence or purchase the land. You can find information on leasing and licencing here.

Changes in the use of existing structures or 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 the PWS must be informed.

To apply for authority to undertake works lodge an Event, Works and/or Development Application Request. The PWS will conduct an initial assessment and advise on further requirements. 

  Works & Development Application   (181Kb)​

Development Applications

A Development Application (DA), is a formal request to a council for consent to carry out a proposed development, such as building, landscaping, subdivision, or a general change of use for a parcel of land. The local council may require Crown consent from the PWS before the lodgement of a DA.

If you are applying for Crown consent for a DA, you will need to lodge an Event, Works and/or Development Application Request. 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.

The PWS will conduct an initial assessment and advise on further requirements once the Event, Works and/or Development Application Request form and the complete DA package is received. The PWS is providing the consent to lodge the DA​ as the 'Landowner'.

  Works & Development Application   (181Kb)

Events

Authority must also be obtained to hold events on the PWS managed Crown land, particularly where the event is commercial, excludes public access or involves erecting temporary structures. Examples of events requiring authority include carnivals and regattas. 

  Event a​pplication   (579Kb)

Contact

Property Services
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: (+613) 6169 9015
Email: PropertyServices@parks.tas.gov.au