To make consultation for the roads program easier, the department has developed an online search facility. This will help you view and search current notices for public roads that are proposed to be closed and/or sold.
These notices will continue to be published in local newspapers. The notices will remain available online for the full 28-day submission period, from date of publication.
The NSW Government is committed to managing the Crown estate to maximise outcomes for the community. This includes the sale of road reserves which are not required for public access. In many cases there is considerable scope to rationalise the Crown road network without compromising the broader public interest.
When an application to close a road is received the proposal is advertised, inviting submissions from interested parties. All relevant authorities and adjoining owners are also notified. Concerns that are raised about recreational use of and access to Crown roads are considered in this process for closure and disposal.
Each road closure application is considered and assessed, taking into account the following matters:
Submissions from any interested party should be made in writing, clearly outlining any issues for consideration in regards to the proposed closure. Submissions are only considered if received during the 28 day submission period and should be accompanied by supporting documentation where appropriate (eg tenure details, fencing diagrams, photos).
Please note that under the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act, such submissions may be referred to third parties (such as council or the closure applicant) for consideration.
Parties making submissions need to quote the file reference number and direct the submission to the Crown Lands case officer whose details are found within the advertisement.
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The information contained in this publication is based on knowledge and understanding at the time of publishing (March 2019). However , because of advances in knowledge, users are reminded of the need to ensure that the information upon which they rely is up to date and to check the currency of the information with the appropriate officer of the Department of Industry or the user’s independent adviser.