A Crown land enquiry form is required for submission to the department regarding:
If you are unsure if the location of your proposed enquiry is on Crown land, your first step is to contact Landgate to identify the owner or management body of the land by:
- calling +61 (0)8 9273 7373
- visiting Landgate's website
- in person at the Landgate Office, at 1 Midland Square, Midland.
If the land is private or freehold, then you will need to contact the owner of that land.
If the land is Crown land, please see below for some of the most common types of Crown land and the bodies, authorities or land owners responsible.
If the department supports a grant of tenure following assessment of the request, and the applicant chooses to proceed, the applicant is responsible for the payment of all costs and disbursements associated with the grant.
These costs may include, but not be limited to:
- Document preparation fees
- Landgate document registration fees
- Advertising and gazettal costs
- Applying for and approval of other statutory requirements
- Land valuation (purchase price, lease rental, easement or licence fees)
- Compensation and associated negotiation costs (for the acquisition of any land or interest in land including native title)
- Survey and plan preparation costs to be agreed by you with your nominated surveyor
- Relocation or protection of services – costs to be agreed by you with the owner of that asset (e.g. Water Corporation, Horizon Power, Synergy, ATCO, and Telstra)
- GST on any of the above
- Any other costs that may arise during the course of this process.
Referral to the Department is not required for assessment and co-signing of Development Applications, except those which are for:
- Unallocated Crown land
- Unmanaged reserves
- Land under management order to a local government where the development is not consistent with the reserve’s purpose, or is used for commercial purposes
- Land Administration Act 1997 (LAA) leases.