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Crown Land Management Act 2016 No 58
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 9 August 2020 at 01:41)
Introductory note.This Part provides for the management of dedicated or reserved Crown land. It includes provisions that—
(a) enable the Minister to appoint Crown land managers for dedicated or reserved Crown land, and
(b) make a Crown land manager of dedicated or reserved Crown land responsible for the care, control and management of the land, and
(c) provide for the functions of Crown land managers (including specifying the kinds of dealings with managed land that they are authorised to do), and
(d) enable the Minister to issue Crown land management rules for Crown land managers.
The following persons can be appointed as Crown land managers for dedicated or reserved Crown land—
(a) local councils,
(b) a Local Aboriginal Land Council under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983,
(c) a prescribed body corporate for the purposes of a provision of the Native Title Act 1993 of the Commonwealth,
(d) statutory land managers constituted under Schedule 5,
(e) the Ministerial Corporation,
(f) associations under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009,
(g) companies under the Corporations Act 2001 of the Commonwealth,
(h) any other bodies corporate or corporations constituted by or under another Act,
(i) heads of government sector agencies.
This Part also makes it clear that the Minister is responsible for the care, control and management of Crown land if there is no Crown land manager of the land or it is not dedicated or reserved.
Schedule 5 sets out the duties of board members of statutory land managers.
Schedule 7 provides for board members of reserve trusts (including reserve trusts constituted by members of community groups) under the former Crown Lands Act 1989 for existing dedicated or reserved Crown land to become the board members of statutory land managers constituted under that Schedule to manage those lands. The creation of new statutory land managers in the future (as well as the ability to appoint associations and companies as Crown land managers) will enable community groups to continue to be involved in the management of dedicated or reserved Crown land.