The National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NPW Act) provides for the granting of leases or licences for built structures within acquired or reserved lands.
A proposal for a lease or licence will need to show:
- how the proposed development is compatible with the natural and cultural values of the land and its surroundings
- that it will use natural resources, energy and water in a sustainable and efficient way
- that any new or modified structures are of an appropriate built form, including bulk, height, footprint, setbacks and density.
These assessment criteria are adopted by the Chief Executive and published here as required by section 151B(3) of the NPW Act.
Preparing your proposal
If you are seeking a lease or licence:
- Contact the relevant park manager before you begin to prepare your proposal.
- Follow the Sustainability Guidelines for Visitor Use and Tourism in NSW National Parks (PDF 741KB). This document will help you complete the sustainability assessment.
- Use one of the following templates to complete a sustainability assessment. The templates apply to different kinds of development.
- template 1 – for environmental impact and sustainability assessment of minor activities and uses (less than 400 people) (DOC 306KB)
- template 2 – for sustainability assessment of special activities and uses (more than 400 people) (DOC 301KB)
- template 3 – for sustainability assessment of built structures and facilities (DOC 299KB).