Public land management

Effective management of public land has the potential to bring enormous benefits to your community.


our Approach to public land management

Public land is often the heart of regional communities. The effective management of that land by local councils and others is critical to creating lasting community benefit. 

We have specialist knowledge, experience and a significant track record in planning for, the design of and the management of public land. This includes creating concept and master plans for parks, sports grounds and open space, as well as developing plans of management for Crown reserves and council owned land.

We also specialise in specific uses that are common to public land. For example, we have developed a niche in cemetery planning (both strategic and site specific) and have a growing list of holiday park operators as clients.

Our public land services are led by Steve Thompson our Director – Planning and Strategy, who has extensive experience in planning for public spaces including community engagement. Steve is supported by our team of planners and community engagement specialists. 

For a free and confidential discussion on public land management needs, please contact Steve:

T   0419 700 401




HoW WE CAN HELP you manage public land

Locale Consulting can assist you manage public land by:

/   Preparing plans of management for Crown reserves or community land owned by councils

/   Developing site specific concept or master plans for high value public spaces such as parks or foreshores

/   Creating tailored streetscape improvement plans and strategies which align with community visions

/   Consulting with the community and key stakeholder to create robust outcomes with strong local support

/   Acting as an independent chair or facilitator for public hearings which involve land re-classification or re-categorisation 

/   Designing targeted community engagement strategies and approaches for significant infrastructure projects 

/   Preparing strategic business plans for council business units which are located on public land such as cemeteries and tourist parks

/   Providing statutory planning advice for proposed works on public land including preparation of review of environmental factors or development applications

/   Preparing site selection studies and feasibility analysis for public infrastructure

/   Writing business plans to support grant funding applications to enable implementation of projects

Our Work

We deliver practical and outcome based solutions in our projects and for our clients. Below are some recent examples of our public land management projects.

You can also find out more about other projects in our complementary service areas.

CApability statements

Read more about our experience and expertise in public land management including:

What our clients say

We have a proven track record working with local councils and not for profit organisations who need help navigating the complexities of the government system. This is what some of our happy clients have to say about us.

The comprehensive process used by Locale highlighted to Council the extent of effort that is needed to be successful in obtaining substantial grant funding. This is clearly the level of detail that the State and Federal Governments are after, and we are very appreciative of Locale’s efforts in pulling together our successful application for the Woodburn Riverside project.

Manager Asset Planning Richmond Valley Council
Manager Asset Planning

The professionalism and expertise of Locale Consulting in this space provided great value to the reclassification process for Council and moved it forward.

Terry Dwyer - Strategic Planning Co-orindator Clarence Valley Council
Terry Dwyer - Strategic Planning Co-orindator

Having worked with Locale Consulting for many years, they have been invaluable in providing various consulting services to the Holiday Haven Tourist Park group. From providing a combination of business and master planning services to enable completion of our business development plans, and preparing and seeing our DA’s through. The team are hands-on and work closely with us to understand our issues and find workable solutions.

Former Group Manager Holiday Haven Holiday Parks
Former Group Manager
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Locale Consulting acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and we pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging. 

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