LANDS COMMISSION (WLC)
western lands lessees to temporarily stock nearby crown lands are
determined by taking into account, the state of pastures and are
normally restricted to a period of 3-6 months. At the end of which
the licence is reviewed.
are dealt with by Pastoral Inspectors stationed at various centres
throughout the Western Division.
Western Lands Commission sponsors 3 bushfire prevention schemes
covering more than half of the Western Division. The
provides funds for the construction of fire trails.
occupancies are day to day tenancies of crown land used for temporary
occupations or where for some reason of community
a more secure tenure cannot be allowed. Therefore, they are licences,
not leases. Typical land uses are temporary grazing, access to water,
jetties, boatsheds, pontoons and swimming pools. For land
administered by the WLC, the same. Most are granted to authorise the
occupation of river frontage land for domestic and irrigation
AND RIVERSIDE RESERVES
are the setting aside of land by the crown for various public
purposes such as recreation, public buildings, school sites,
travelling stock, municipal purposes, the preservation of native
flora and fauna. Most reserves are managed by local authorities for
example, a reserve for public recreation managed by the local council
or a cemetery by a private trust.
is common for freehold land fronting Sydney Harbour and Parramatta
River to be subject to a waterfront reserve for public use.
ADMINISTERED BY THE WESTERN LANDS COMMISSIONER (WLC) (the
Western Division of NSW)
licenses are granted by the WLC to the holders of land
the Western Division to remove trees. Clearing is normally undertaken
to facilitate cultivation or pasture improvement. Licenses are issued
with conditions to ensure maximum environmental protection and
erosion control. Applications may be lodged with the local Pastoral
of a Western Lands Lease (WLL) for a residence, business or similar
purpose may apply to convert that lease to a purchase title.
are lodged with the WLC (Sydney) where following investigation, the
matter is determined. If approved, upon payment of the purchase
money, freehold title is issued.
are granted by the WLC to authorise the holders of broad acre grazing
leases to undertake various forms of cultivation such as irrigation,
dryland cropping, opportunity cropping following flooding, to improve
pasture and to control woody weeds.
specify specific areas and include conditions to ensure maximum
environmental protection. Applications may be lodged with the local
is a major problem in the west Darling district. The grass threatens
arid and semi arid grazing lands if not controlled and eventually
eradicated. The WLC has implemented a program aimed at its complete
are various reserves for a number of public purposes in the Western
Division. For example, for travelling stock and public recreation.
OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS
WLC administers the Public Roads Act.
WESTERN LANDS LEASE
for the leasing of crown land are lodged, processed and determined at
the WLC, Sydney. Such leases are granted for various purposes but
most commonly for, residential, business and industrial.
for sub leasing grazing properties are lodged, processed
determined in the WLC, Sydney. They are only granted in special
circumstances such as when the lessee is very old or suffers from ill
WLLs are subject to the Minister's consent for transfer. An
application for consent is lodged with the WLC, Sydney. For grazing
leases, the Minister must have regard to the need to prevent undue
increases in the price of land or it's use for uneconomic or
majority of crown reserves, particularly those for recreation and
similar purposes, are placed under the control of a trust. A trust
may be the local shire or municipal council, private individuals or
DOG DESTRUCTION BOARD
Western Lands Commissioner is the chairman of the Wild Dog
Destruction Board. Centred at Broken Hill, the Board administers the
Wild Dog Destruction Act 1921 and is responsible for the maintenance
of the 616 km of dog proof fencing in the north west corner of NSW
along the South Australian and Queensland borders.