Land administration and permanent road closures 

Land administration

Public lands are referred to as Crown land, including land set aside for nature conservation and various government or public purposes, as well as vacant land. Western Australia has around 38% of the nation’s Crown lands. 93% of the State is Crown land whether unallocated or subject to reservation, dedication or leasing. These statistics illustrate both the opportunities and the challenges facing government land administration in Western Australia.

The Land Administration Act 1997 (LAA) is Western Australia’s primary legislation dealing with the management of Crown land. The LAA is administered by the Minister for Lands (Minister), through the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH).

Some local matters that fall under the LAA are:

  • Road Closure
  • Pedestrian Access Ways (PAW) Closure
  • Reserves
  • Road dedication
  • Crown land under Management Order to the Town

Should you require further information, please visit DPLH's website here or contact the Town Planning and Development team on 9158 9304.

Application for Road Closure

Road Closure Information Sheet

Application for PAW Closure

Application Checklist for PAW Closure

PAW Closure Information Sheet