Northern Rivers Crown land managers, tenure holders, trusts, councils and the wider community should have their say on the draft Community Engagement Strategy for Crown land, according to Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Planning and Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis, Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest and Lismore Nationals MP Thomas George.

Mr Gulaptis said the strategy would outline requirements for engagement on dealings such as licences, leases and sales.

“Reserve Trusts are getting Government grants to upgrade but we need to find an even better way,” Mr Gulaptis said.

Tweed Nationals MP said that as one of the fastest growing regions of NSW, it was vital for the Tweed to manage Crown land effectively.

“A case in point is the search for a greenfield site for the new $534 million Tweed Valley Hospital secured by the Nationals in Government,” Mr Provest said.

Lismore Nationals MP Thomas George said the strategy was essential to improve transparency and meaningful engagement with the community on Crown land decisions.

“Community and stakeholder feedback on the draft strategy will play a vital role in ensuring its practicality and relevance to all Northern Rivers people who manage and use Crown land,” Mr George said.

For more information contact the Department of Industry – Crown Lands and Water: or 1300 886 235.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

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