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Community Land

Community land is space for public access and use, or land over which obligations exist to maintain access for citizens.

Hurstville City Council manages more than 248 hectares of community land, including 165 parks and reserves and several other sites. This land is used for a wide range of recreational activities.

Community land cannot be sold, leased, licenced, or have any other estate granted over it for more than 21 years. It may only be leased or licenced for more than five years if public notice of the proposed lease or licence is given.

The Local Government Act 1993 and the Local Government Amendment (Community Land Management) Act 1998 require Hurstville City Council to maintain Plans of Management for all community land we control. Community land is divided into categories, depending on its purpose. These categories determine how the land is managed under the Plans of Management, and include:

  • Park
  • Sports Ground
  • General Community Use
  • Area of Cultural Significance
  • Natural Area – including bushland, escarpment, foreshore, watercourse and wetland.

More information

Read Council's Community Land Plans of Management

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