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Guide to Land Access


Renewable energy projects can be land intensive.

The process for identifying land that may be suitable for project development involves property searches (fee for service arrangement):

  • Identification of the land parcel using the Property Location Browser tool.
  • Investigation of land tenure through a title search. Land conveyances and solicitors and title search companies can provide this service. This process should identify the owner, lessee or responsible agency of the land parcel. 


If the initial title search indicates the land is held by private interests, investors can negotiate with the party and agree to the commercial terms for access (i.e. purchase or lease arrangement).

Crown Land


Potential investors may be interested in sites on Government land holdings such as Crown land, including Crown land that has been leased for pastoral purposes.[


RenewablesSA can provide advice and information about the location of Government owned Crown land.


Crown Land is administered by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). DENR can assist by confirming the tenure of the parcel of land, negotiating with the project proponent as to what tenure may best suit their requirements and undertaking a land assessment including Native Title searches. Where requirements have been satisfied, DENR can seek consent of the Minster for Environment and Conservation to allocate tenure.


Pastoral Leases are administered by the State’s Pastoral Board within DENR. Pastoral lease inspector services in DENR can confirm the tenure of the land and advice on pathways to change the tenure for Government held land.


Proponents interested in Crown Land should contact us in the first instance.  

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