Land which is in Council’s care and control is classified as either “community” or “operational”. The purpose of classification is to identify land which should be kept for use by the general public and land that does not need to be restricted in its use (operational).
Classification determines how land may be sold, leased, licensed or used for other purposes.
A Plan of Management is required for community land. Council’s Pans of Management can be found here: www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/About-Council/Plans-policies-and-reports/Community-Land-Plans-of-Management.
Community land must not be sold, except in limited circumstances referred to in s45(4) of the Local Government Act 1993. Community land includes public parks, sportsgrounds and land containing facilities such as community halls.
Operational land would ordinarily comprise land held as a temporary asset or as an investment, land which facilitates the carrying out by Council of its functions or land which may not be open to the general public, such as a works depot.