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This Act, consisting of 108 sections divided into nine Parts and completed by one Schedule, makes provision for the tenure, management, and alienation of crown lands. "Crown lands" means all lands of the Territory, including the bed of the sea within the territorial limits of the Northern Territory, and including an estate in fee simple that is registered in the name of the Territory, but does not include reserved or dedicated lands. The main body of the Act (Part 3) contains provisions relative to leases, easements, and servitude. The power of the Minister to grant an estate in fee simple includes power to grant it subject to such reservations (including the reservation of easements) and restrictive covenants, if any, as the Minister thinks fit. Such reservations may relate to aboriginal community living areas or water rights. Part 7 regulates, inter alia, the granting of grazing licences and licences to remove timber.

Implemented by: Crown Lands Regulations. (2003-03-18)
Implemented by: Crown Lands (Commonage) Regulations. (1978-07-01)
Implemented by: Crown Lands (Recreation Reserve) Regulations. (1985-10-01)
Amended by: Crown Lands Freehold (Conversion from Crown Leasehold) Act. (2001-12-11)
Amended by: Miscellaneous Act Amendment (Aboriginal Community Living Areas) Act. (2000-12-01)

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