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Land resumption

To meet our community responsibilities, the government may sometimes need to acquire privately held land to provide services and community facilities such as schools and hospitals.

Land may be acquired though negotiation with the landholder or through a compulsory acquisition process, known as land resumption.

This guide sets out the process we must follow when resuming land and explains your rights if your land is resumed.

Find out more

Some aspects of the resumption process can be complex. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Government Land Acquisitions
Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Tel: 07 3199 7942
PO Box 15216
City East Brisbane 4002

Last updated 6 November 2013


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