Faster State Land Outcomes for Queenslanders

06/10/2013

The LNP Government is putting customers first and cutting red-tape for all new applications for the use of State-owned land.

Local MPs, Mr Seath Holswich and Mr Trevor Ruthenberg, have welcomed the establishment of a state-wide central point of lodgment for all new land tenure applications under the Land Act 1994.

"We are delivering a more streamlined process for all applications to change tenure or for use of State land administered under the Act," Mr Ruthenberg said.

"From 1st October all applications will be forwarded to the central point of lodgment team, based in Townsville as part of our commitment to the region."

"The new team will slash up to 60 per cent off the time taken to process an application before allocating it to an officer to start the assessment process."

Mr Holswich said the central point of lodgment was part of a broad reform program for the management of State land.

"State land management will be an overhauled to deliver more streamlined processes so customers experience an efficient, timely and effective process for applications," he said.

"The Townsville-based team is supported by a group of experienced officers in six hubs across the State who oversee decisions on the allocation, assignment and management of cases."

Applications made to the department can be for a variety of purposes including pastoral leases, grazing leases, commercial or industrial purposes, large tourism complexes, residential developments and leases of reserves to community groups.

Applications can be lodged electronically at SLAMlodgement@dnrm.qld.gov.au, mailed to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, PO Box 5318 Townsville Qld 4810 or lodged at any local departmental business office.

More information and application forms are available on the DNRM website: www.dnrm.qld.gov.au