You will require this approval if you intend to use land under a licence or leasing arrangement for agricultural purposes. Leasing must be consistent with the public purpose designation over the land and be in the public interest.
A licence or lease may be granted over:
- unreserved Crown land
- reserved Crown land that is not vested in trustees or a municipal council and does not have a management committee
- unused roads
- water frontages.
The licensing or leasing of Crown land must also preserve the environmental, historic, recreation, tourism, natural resource, social and culturally significant values of the land.
Generally there are strict conditions placed on the applicant, such as provisions for public access. These conditions are usually outlined within the licence or lease agreement.