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Land Access Ombudsman Bill 2017

The Land Access Ombudsman Bill 2017 was introduced into the Queensland Parliament by the Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham on 23 May 2017 and was referred to the Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Parliamentary Committee for consideration. The Committee is required to report to the Queensland Parliament by 7 August 2017.

View the Land Access Ombudsman Bill 2017 (PDF) and the explanatory notes (PDF).

Role of the Land Access Ombudsman

The Land Access Ombudsman will be an independent, impartial body to help landholders and resource companies resolve alleged breaches of conduct and compensation agreements and make good agreements.

This service will be available to:

  • the owners or occupiers of private land and resource authority holders who have a conduct and compensation agreement
  • the owners of an impaired bore and resource tenure holders who have a make good agreement.

The Land Access Ombudsman will be able to:

  • facilitate the resolution of referred disputes that are within its jurisdiction
  • give advice to the parties and make non-binding recommendations as to how a dispute could be resolved
  • recommend the relevant department investigate a possible offence, or a possible breach of a resource authority that is related to land access.

Find out more

Find out more about the inquiry into the Land Access Ombudsman Bill 2017, including the committee's timeline and how to make a submission.

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Last updated: 6 June 2017


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