Greens amendments to the Crown Lands Act secured in NSW Parliament last year will continue to protect commons across NSW as the Coalition Government has abandoned its plan to abolish commons. This will leave precious parcels of community land safe for the enjoyment of their local communities for generations to come.

Greens MP and Planning and Heritage David Shoebridge said:

“Pressure from the community and the Greens have seen the Government forced to reverse their proposal to convert all land in NSW held as commons to Crown Land.

“This proposal was a literal land grab from the State Government and one that we vigorously contested.

“Today is a vindication of the community’s position, and of the countless hours put in by activists and communities across NSW to protect the precious commons in their area.

“There are a number of commons across NSW that are extraordinarily well-managed. They are highly valued community assets and provide a common good.

“This announcement today will see wonderful commons such as St Albans protected for the enjoyment and use of the community,” Mr Shoebridge said.

Announcement as per Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet