Land resources compliance
Queensland’s land and vegetation natural resources are vital for our economic, social, environmental and cultural wellbeing and we all share responsibility for using them fairly and sustainably.
Regulating these natural resources across the state involves working closely with landholders, irrigators and other stakeholders. We take a compliance approach that supports communities and industries, while also helping to protect our environment to deliver sustainable benefits for current and future generations of Queenslanders.
- Manage state land and stock routes for the benefit of Queenslanders ensuring appropriate use and protection of environmentally and culturally valuable and sensitive areas and features
- Manage and protect native vegetation while achieving the right balance between land management and environmental outcomes
Find out more about our compliance activities in our Natural Resources compliance plan 2020-21 (PDF, 171.0KB).
The department administers a number of Acts and regulations for natural resources, 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
Last reviewed 30 June 2020