Surplus Crown land to be sold by public process

Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Parks 

Surplus Crown land to be sold by public process

7 August 2021

Today we are commencing the sale of surplus Crown land in Tasmania through a public land sales program, with the first parcels prepared for sale and listed with agents.

This delivers on a $400,000 commitment from the Tasmanian Liberal Government to identify, market and sell excess Crown Land.

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) will be facilitating the process, with any suitable Crown land that is surplus to the Government’s needs to be considered for sale.

Each land parcel will be assessed for both natural and cultural heritage values prior to release, and the PWS will liaise with local councils regarding development of the land in accordance with each municipality’s planning schemes.  

The sale of the surplus Crown land through this program will be an open and public process, and any land selected for sale will be sold through local real estate agencies.

This is part of a larger funding boost for Crown Land programs of $2.1 million over two years which follows on from recommendations for the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council, which identified the need for investment in this area to support timely approvals for development.

For further information visit: www.parks.tas.gov.au