Land resources compliance
Queensland’s land and vegetation resources are vital for our economic, social, environmental, and cultural wellbeing and we all share responsibility for using them fairly and sustainably.
Each year we identify our highest priorities in the areas of land management and vegetation management to ensure our regulatory approach is targeted and proportionate.
Regulating these natural resources involves working closely with our customers, stakeholders and community to achieve sustainable economic prosperity while also helping to protect our environment.
- Manage state land for the benefit of all Queenslanders, ensuring it is appropriately used and environmental and cultural values are considered and protected.
- Manage the sustainable use of Great Barrier Reef island resorts on leasehold land to contribute to Queensland’s tourism industry, particularly for regional economies.
- Manage native vegetation to achieve sustainable outcomes for land use and associated biodiversity, while also allowing for economic development to occur.
Find out more about our compliance activities in our Department of Resources compliance plan 2022-23 (PDF, 143.2KB).
The department administers a number of Acts and regulations, including:
- Aboriginal Land Act 1991
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Holding Act 2013
- Land Act 1994
- Native Title (Queensland) Act 1993
- Planning Act 2016
- Regional Planning Interests Act 2014
- Soil Conservation Act 1986
- Stock Route Management Act 2002
- Survey and Mapping Infrastructure Act 2003
- Torres Strait Islander Land Act 1991
- Vegetation Management Act 1999.
- Natural resources investment program
- State land
- Stock routes
- Vegetation management compliance
- State Valuation Service
- Last updated
- 21 July 2023
- Last reviewed
- 21 February 2023