To administer and manage non freehold State land for the benefit of the people of Queensland, having regard to the principles of:
sustainable resource use and development
evaluation of land based on appraisal of land capability and values
allocation of land for appropriate development
retention of land for community purposes
protection of environmentally and culturally valuable areas
consultation with community groups, industry associations and authorities in decision making
efficient, open and accountable administration.
The Act provides a basis for:
the allocation of land by grant or lease
the dedication or closure of roads
the reservation of land for community purposes
the registration of land interests.
An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.
Definition of terms
- Unallocated State land
means all land that is not: a) freehold land, or land contracted to be granted in fee simple by the State; or b) a road or reserve, including a national park, conservation park, State forest or timber reserve; c) subject to a lease, licence or permit issued by, or for, the State other than a permit to occupy under this Act issued by the Chief Executive.
- A Guide to Land Tenure in Queensland
- A series of booklets entitled "Land facts" - available through the district offices of the department
- A series of brochures relating to Land Stewards responsibilities - available on the department's website
- A range of policies relating to the Act and its application is also available on the department's website.
Authorised inspectors have powers to investigate suspected breaches of the Act. Offences may be prosecuted in a Magistrate's Court.
Fines may be imposed for unlawful occupation of land, and other offences.
Failure to pay rent by the due date or to comply with the conditions of a lease, licence or permit can result in the lease or permit being forfeited or cancelled.
An application may be made to the Minister for a review of certain decisions. An appeal against certain decisions of the Minister may be made to the Land Court.
An appeal against a Magistrate's Court decision may be made to the District Court, but only on a point of law.
Department of Natural Resources and Mines
State Land Operation
Land Regulation 2009 (Queensland)
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