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Council Crown Land Managers - Resources

This page contains important resources for Council Crown land managers including:

  • Circulars
  • FAQs
  • Newsletters
  • Webinar and presentation materials
  • Guidelines, guidance and practice notes.




Crown land manager reserves portal

Council Crown land managers can access the Department of Industry – Crown land manager reserves portal


Frequently Asked Questions



Webinar and presentation materials


Council Crown Land Management Plans of Management Training webcast

This webcast is a condensed version of the face to face training sessions for council staff delivered by OLG and Department of Industry – Land and Water in August and September 2018. 

The purpose of the training is to inform council staff of the requirements for developing compliant Plans of Management for Crown Reserves. However, the training also emphasises the importance of preparing for the POM process as early as possible, especially by ensuring that councils understand how the initial categorisation process acts as a critical gateway step to developing a POM.

This webcast provides an opportunity for those who missed the face to face sessions to understand the key information provided, but also allows staff who did attend the sessions to revisit the information.

The webcast is divided into two parts which can be viewed or downloaded separately:


1. Recap of transition arrangements (including the classification and initial categorisation process).


2. The PoM development and adoption process


NOTE: This webcast replaces the previously available Plan of Management webcast of 28 June 2018 and contains updated information.


Council Crown Land Management Classification and Categorisation of Crown reserves webcast – 29 May 2018

The webcast provided information about:

  • Guidance and support materials related to the classification and categorisation of Crown reserves by councils under the impending Crown Lands Management Act, and
  • Upcoming support materials, including guidance and training.

    Council Crown Land Management GM and Senior staff webinar:  Wednesday 21 March 2018

    The Office of Local Government and Department of Industry – Crown Land and Water hosted a webinar for General Managers and senior staff with public land management responsibilities to provide information about:

    • key issues for councils to consider in preparing for the commencement of the Crown Land Management Act later in 2018; and
    • new tools for council staff to access timely and regular information and resources from OLG in the coming months.

    Webinar Presentation on Crown Land Management Act changes for councillors


    Council Crown Land Management reforms – Streamlined presentation for councillors March 2018

    This presentation is a streamlined version of the GM and Senior Staff webinar of 21 March 2018.  It provides:


    • an overview of the legislative changes and key impacts for councils
    • the key matters councils will need to consider and make provision for in their management practices prior to the commencement of the new legislation later in 2018.

    Councils are encouraged to use this as the basis of presentations to councillors.


    Guidelines, guidance and practice notes

    Classification guideline


    Categorisation guideline


    INTERIM GUIDELINE – Developing Compliant Plans of Management (NEW)


    Note: Final guidelines and associated materials will be released at the end of October 2018.


    Transition Guide (NEW)

    DOI – Land and Water has developed a Transition Guide to help local councils currently appointed to manage reserve trusts understand the changes for trusts and how to make any required corporate transition to the new arrangements.

    Included in this document are:

    • Understanding the changes: an overview of the transition changes and requirements for managers

    • Transition checklist: a step-by-step checklist with supporting templates to help managers implement the transition activities. The checklist is provided as a guidance tool only and is not compulsory.

    The Transition Guide can be downloaded here:


    Lease and licence Fact Sheet and templates

    DOI has also developed a Fact Sheet to assist councils to understand leasing and short-term licencing arrangements under the transitional provisions of Crown Land Management Act 2016.

    The Lease and Licence Fact Sheet can be downloaded here:


    Additionally, DOI has developed the following templates for the use of Council Crown Land Managers in the transition period:




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