Claim to Crown Land Rejected by New South Wales Court of Appeal

Greater Sydney Commission Bill Poised to Become Law
November 17, 2015
NSW Land and Environment Court Declines Property Owners’ Right to Exclude Licenced Prospectors
November 17, 2015

Claim to Crown Land Rejected by New South Wales Court of Appeal

NSW Aboriginal Land Council v Minister Administering the Crown Lands Act [2015] NSWCA 349 (16 November 2015)

The NSWALC lodged a claim over Crown land in 2012 under s 36 Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW). Some of the land included a prison which has not been operational since 2011. In the first instance it was held that the land was used and occupied lawfully, placing it beyond the statutory permissions under s 36 for claims to Crown Lands. The NSWALC appealed. The appeal was dismissed by the NSW Court of Appeal, agreeing with the original finding of the trial judge.

 

Call Kingfisher Law Today


Kingfisher Law are Australia's agribusiness legal specialists and will discuss any legal issue you may be experiencing, in a confidential and professional manner. Call 1300 529 424 to book a consultation.



Or Request a Call Back

Subscribe to our mailing list