Definition of Public Benefit Land

  1. Aboriginal Land, including any land that is vested in the NSW Aboriginal Land Council or a local Aboriginal Land Council and is declared under Division 5 of Part 2 of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983.
  2. Ambulance facilities, including:
    1. Ambulance station facility
    2. community protection and services training facility used as a specialist facility for the training of fire, police, ambulance, SES
  3. Animal shelters operated by a community group and may include keeping the animals on the premises for treatment or adoption.
  4. Boat sheds, ramps and jetties used for recreational purposes. Includes land developed with limited infrastructure used for recreational boating purposes, and land developed on the foreshore and used as a boat shed for recreational purposes.
  5. Cemeteries.
  6. Community centres and facilities including: 
    1. Welfare Centre used for the purposes of providing welfare services to the community
    2. Community Health Centre used as consulting facilities, for a range of public health issues to the wider community
    3. Halls and Service Clubrooms used as an occasional meeting place by community based groups or clubs
    4. Rural and Community Camps with land developed with accommodation used by persons or groups for short term recreation/training/education purposes by a community service provider e.g. scout camp/hall
    5. Community Facility used as a meeting place by groups involved in community interests, e.g. neighbour centre
    6. Land used for the provision of education and health to the public by community service groups
  7. Cultural sites with local, state or national significance including:
    1. Museums
    2. Libraries/Archives
    3. Art galleries
    4. Zoos
    5. Aquariums
    6. Botanic gardens
    7. Observatories (land developed with purpose-built infrastructure associated with astronomy)
    8. Monuments or memorials
    9. Venues used for live theatrical or musical performances
  8. Early Childhood Development Centres including Long day care centres, community preschools, kindergarten, pre-school, child welfare and out of school hours care centres
  9. Emergency services complexes including:
    1. Fire station facility used for the storage of vehicles and equipment for the fighting of fires
    2. Emergency services complex used for state emergency services facilities
  10. Hospitals including:
    1. Public hospitals
    2. Private hospitals operating not-for-profit
    3. Centres for the mentally ill with specialist facilities and used for the treatment of the mentally ill. Includes rehabilitation clinics
  11. Nature and game reserves with land reserved for the preservation or protection of aesthetic, scientific, flora or fauna values, this includes:
    1. Bike Track/Walking Trails
    2. Parks and Gardens
    3. Vacant land with special conservation values designated but not proclaimed as a reserve
    4. Nature Reserve
    5. World Heritage Area
    6. Local Wilderness Area
    7. National Park – Land
    8. National Park – Marine
    9. Natural Monument – Land
    10. Natural Monument – Marine
    11. Forest Reserves – Public or Private
    12. Conservation Area – Public or Private
    13. Protected Landscape (recognised for its natural and cultural values) – Public or Private
    14. Protected Seascape (recognised for its natural and cultural values) – Public or Private
    15. River Reserve, usually with all year round flows (fresh or salt water)
    16. Creek Reserve usually with intermittent flows and tides (fresh or salt water)
    17. Floodway Reserve
    18. Fresh or Salt Water Lake Reserve that usually holds water all year round
    19. Inland Low Lying Tidal Estuary Wetlands Reserve with enclosed bays/salt water river estuary
    20. Seabed – Open Sea/Ocean/Bays (Open sea below high water mark, not being a marine park)
    21. Game Reserve – Public or Private (Hunting of game may be permitted)
  12. Places of worship, religious study centres and religious halls used for social interaction by a religious organisation
  13. Public toilet or amenities block
  14. Schools including:
    1. Government School – primary school, secondary school/college, combined primary/secondary, technical school, playing fields and sporting facilities
    2. School Camps – Used as a camp exclusively for the education of students by a registered education provider
    3. Special Needs School by a registered education provider
  15. Technical and Further Education facilities used for post-secondary school education and training by a registered education provider. Usually aimed at developing specific job core competencies.
  16. Sports complex, outdoor or indoor sports areas: 
    1. Outdoor/Indoor Sports Complex (non major) – Used as a state or regional sports facility with limited commercial application, e.g. Velodrome, Netball Hockey centre
    2. Outdoor Sports – Extended Areas/Cross Country - Land developed with specialist infrastructure over extended open areas used for recreational/sporting activities, e.g. member facility golf course, polo fields
    3. Racecourse/Tracks – Land developed with specialised infrastructure used for horse, greyhound, or harness racing, e.g. Flemington, Randwick
    4. Outdoor Sports Grounds town or suburban facilities – Used as a local outdoor recreation facility e.g. Tennis club, bowling club, outdoor park and facilities
    5. Water Sports (Outdoor) – Land developed with specialised infrastructure used for local open air water sports, e.g. rowing
    6. Aero Club Facility – Land used by aero clubs for flying pursuits. May include aircraft hangers
  17. University facilities used in undergraduate and post graduate studies at degree, masters and PhD levels by a registered university.