Approval for Use of Land and Buildings in Callan Park - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require a licence or lease for certain activities in Callan Park. This includes for the use of:

  • A building or part of a building and of any adjoining land needed to enable the use of the building or part of the building; or
  • Any land within Callan Park.

A licence or lease will not allow any use that is not a health, education or community facility or use. Any residential use on the site is prevented. However, housing associated with a permitted use may be considered.

A lease will be typically required where exclusive use or control of part of Callan Park is desirable for effective use and management. A lease may also be required due to:

  • The scale of investment in facilities;
  • The necessity for security measures; or
  • The relationship between a major user and facilities in Callan Park must justify such security of tenure.

Licences allow multiple and non-exclusive use of an area. A licence may be required where intermittent or short- term use or control of part of Callan Park is proposed. A number of licences for different users can apply to the same area at the same time, provided there is no conflict of interest.

Please be aware that if you intend to undertake development in Callan Park conditions may apply. Development for the purpose of health facilities and educational or community facilities will be considered, however development for the purpose of retirement villages is prohibited at Callan Park. All development applications should be directed to your local Council.

Callan Park is divided into eight precincts. Conditions will depend on the precinct you intend to conduct your business.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


The term of any lease or licence, including the term of any further lease or licence that may be granted under an option for renewal of the lease or licence, must not exceed 10 years.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



Application for Approval to Use of Land and Buildings in Callan Park - Please consult the Contact Officer from the relevant precinct for information on forms to be submitted.

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Administering agency

Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority

Act(s) name

Callan Park (Special Provisions) Act 2002 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries, Callan Park
Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority

Operating address:
Level 6
66 Harrington Street
The Rocks
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address:
Grosvenor Place, New South Wales 1220


1300 655 995


02 9240 8500


02 9240 8899

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