Nillumbik Shire Council is responsible for a portfolio of properties, most of which are occupied and utilised by the community, or by organisations that provide a service to our community.
In addition to land and buildings which are owned by Council, we also manage a number of Crown Land Reserves as the appointed Committee of Management under the Crown Land Reserves Act 1978.
There are various types of occupancy on Council and Crown land. In almost every circumstance, an agreement with Council is required to legitimately enable the occupation.
The main types of occupancy agreements are Leases and Licenses, along with some permits.
View the current public lease register(PDF, 222KB).
The leasing and licensing process
After we receive your application, an internal review is undertaken, which can take up to 28 days. During this time, we will contact you about the application’s progress or to seek further clarification on your application, if required.
When we review lease or licence applications, we consider:
- Local Government Act 2020 Section 115 - Lease of land
- Planning requirements
- Commercial and community outcomes
- Strategic planning - future use
- Environmental impacts
- Any other matters in relation to the land
How to apply
What happens next?
First stage review
After your application is received, an internal assessment will be undertaken to determine if the land is available.
This stage can take 1 to 4 weeks, depending on the level of detail supplied in the application.
A member of the Property and Facilities team will contact you to let you know if the land is available.
Second stage review
If the land is available, the next stage may involve obtaining clearances and approvals from government agencies and/or utility authorities.
A lease or licensing agreement will be drawn up and agreed to by all parties.
This stage can take up to 20 weeks.