Wentworth Shire Council met with the NSW Crown Land Commissioner Professor Richard Bush and his Senior Project Officer Clint Willoughby on Tuesday to discuss Council’s submission on the Evaluation Of The Crown Land Management (CLM) Act 2016.
Professor Bush is currently reviewing the CLM Act, which incorporates the almost-complete first State Strategic Plan for Crown Land.
The Commissioner’s role is to provide independent advice to Crown Land users, stakeholders, the community and Government regarding the management of Crown land.
He has a responsibility to represent the interests of all Crown Land users independently and bring transparency and open communication to the management of these important assets to deliver economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits for the people of NSW.
“Our Crown Land estate is remarkable in terms of scale, diversity and utility,” Professor Bush said.
“In an independent role as Commissioner I have the privilege to talk with a wide range of people about Crown Land and it is clear, from my conversations, the estate is highly valued and people are passionate about the future of Crown Land.