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Our policies

The department has a large number of policies, procedures and guidelines which affect the services that we provide to the community.

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TitleTypeCategoryVersionID
Guidelines for Making Separation DeclarationsProcedureProperty titles and valuations / Valuations6.00253
Procedure for Disclosing "Personal Information" Collected Under the Land Valuation Act 2010ProcedureProperty titles and valuations / Valuations4.00254
Internal and External ReviewsProcedureProperty titles and valuations / Valuations1.03255
Rural Land DeclarationsProcedureProperty titles and valuations / Valuations1.02256
Burdekin groundwater management area - Water sharing rulesPolicyWater / Managing water use5.00277
Queensland Government employee access to SmartMap Information Services (SMIS)Policy and procedureMapping and surveying / Mapping2.00299
Queensland Geospatial Reference FramePolicyMapping and surveying / Surveying1.10355
Exchange of State Land for Native Title interestsProcedureLand management / Use of state land6.00361
Issuing of Astronomical Phenomenon CertificatesProcedureMapping and surveying / Surveying1.02362
Land Dealings affecting the Stock Route NetworkPolicy and procedureLand management / Use of state land5.02363
Service for Legal Traceability of Length for Electronic Distance Measurement EquipmentPolicyMapping and surveying / Surveying1.04395
Parcel Identification StandardStandardMapping and surveying / Surveying4.00396
Conversion of Leasehold Tenure ProcedureLand management / Use of state land4.00397
Access rights over non-freehold landPolicyLand management / Use of state land2.06401
Burials on Lands Administered under the Land Act 1994 PolicyLand management / Use of state land4.00402
Leases/Freeholding of Land on State Industrial EstatesProcedureLand management / Use of state land4.06404
Calculation of the reserve cash premium for sale of a Lease or Permit to OccupyProcedureLand management / Use of state land4.05405
Appointing a real estate agent pursuant to the provisions of the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 ProcedureLand management / Use of state land4.03407
Providing information and documents on request ProcedureLand management / Use of state land4.03408
Internal Review of Original Decisions PolicyLand management / Use of state land2.05409
EasementPolicyLand management / Use of state land2.05410
Privacy requirements - Road Closure, Deed Correction, Forfeiture,Trust land and other Gazette notices and Advertisements ProcedureLand management / Use of state land4.02411
Excision of Area from a Freeholding Lease PolicyLand management / Use of state land2.05412
Release and Indemnity, and Public Liability Insurance - Secondary interests under the Land Act 1994 ProcedureLand management / Use of state land4.02414
Transfer of Leases, Licences and Subleases PolicyLand management / Use of state land4.01415
Style Name for Tenure to Government Departments ProcedureLand management / Use of state land3.06416
Freeholding of Reserve/Vested land held by Queensland Rail ProcedureLand management / Use of state land3.05417
Allocation of land to State Government Departments and Constructing AuthoritiesProcedureLand management / Use of state land7.07418
Dealings (including compensation) with Easements ProcedureLand management / Use of state land5.06419
Allocating Most Appropriate Use and Tenure of State Land in Coastal Areas ProcedureLand management / Use of state land2.04420
Land Holdings: Leases - Early Renewal, Rolling Term Lease Extensions and Conversion (Special Circumstances)PolicyLand management / Use of state land4.04423
Additional Purposes of Lease PolicyLand management / Use of state land3.05425
Completion of Permanent Survey Mark PlansSpecificationMapping and surveying / Surveying1.04427
Lease SubdivisonPolicyLand management / Use of state land4.00428
Criteria and Method for Disposal of Unallocated State LandPolicyLand management / Use of state land3.05431
Cemetries Exhumation PolicyLand management / Use of state land1.08433
Mortgage of Deed of Grant in TrustPolicyLand management / Use of state land2.05434
Creation of Trust Land PolicyLand management / Use of state land3.05479
Public Purpose ReservationsPolicyLand management / Use of state land2.04480
Land Allocation: Deciding Most Appropriate Use, Tenure and ManagementPolicyLand management / Use of state land4.01481
Permit to OccupyProcedureLand management / Use of state land3.00482
Dealing with State land that is nominated as a place on the Queensland Heritage Register ProcedureLand management / Use of state land3.01485
Valuations for dealings under the Land Act 1994PolicyLand management / Use of state land1.05488
Caravan Park PolicyPolicyLand management / Use of state land3.04490
Land Allocation:Granting Land VolumetricallyPolicyLand management / Use of state land2.05492
Secondary Use of Trust LandOperational policyLand management / Use of state land6.00493
Leasing land for Telecommunication Carriers, including for Aerial Pole Routes ProcedureLand management / Use of state land5.04494
Leases over Reserves PolicyLand management / Use of state land4.01495
Making and Managing Offers ProcedureLand management / Use of state land9.01498
Allocation of Land in Priority in Terms of the Land Act 1994 PolicyLand management / Use of state land3.01499
Requirements for Minister's Approval to SubleaseProcedureLand management / Use of state land2.05502
Resumption in relation to land under the Land Act 1994ProcedureLand management / Use of state land1.01503
Accreditation of SurveyorsProcedureMapping and surveying / Surveying1.03504
Legal Traceability of Length for Electronic Distance Measurement EquipmentProcedureMapping and surveying / Surveying1.01505
Survey Plan Processing and Pre-Lodgement AdviceProcedureMapping and surveying / Surveying1.02565
Compliance ProceduresProcedureLand management / Use of state land2.05567
Communication and Referral of Surveying Issues to the Surveyors Board QueenslandProcedureMapping and surveying / Surveying2.01569
Administrative PlansSpecificationMapping and surveying / Surveying2.00571
Diversification of Leases for Agricultural Purposes PolicyLand management / Use of state land2.05575
Undertaking a land evaluation report prior to lease renewal, lease conversion and State land AllocationProcedureLand management / Use of state land2.01577
Mining Interests including Claims/Leases and the Land Act 1994ProcedureLand management / Use of state land5.04578
Revenue Share Policy for Local Government Operational Trust Land PolicyLand management / Use of state land2.08579
Tenure based options for Unallocated State land in Native Title claims and Indigenous Land Use Agreements ProcedureLand management / Use of state land2.04581
Issue of Tenures to a Port Authority/Corporation ProcedureLand management / Use of state land5.03582
Unauthorised structures on unallocated State land PolicyLand management / Use of state land1.02583
Eligibility and Assessment to Hold LandProcedural guideLand management / Use of state land2.01584
Code for self-assessable development of subartesian boresProcedureWater / Managing water use1.06585
Code for self-assessable development of replacement boresPolicyWater / Managing water use2.06594
Border Rivers groundwater management area water sharing rules and seasonal water assignment rulesPolicyWater / Managing water use5.00601
Toowoomba City Basalts groundwater management area seasonal water assignment rulesPolicyWater / Managing water use2.00615
Upper Hodgson Creek groundwater management water sharing and seasonal water assignment rulesPolicyWater / Managing water use3.02616
Prospect Creek and Upper Callide groundwater sub areas water sharing and seasonal water assignment rulesPolicyWater / Managing water use4.00618
Code for self-assessable development for taking overland flow water using limited capacity worksProcedureWater / Managing water use7.04630
Code for self-assessable developments for taking overland flow water for stock and domestic purposesProcedureWater / Managing water use9.03631
Bowen groundwater management area water sharing and seasonal water assignment rulesPolicyWater / Managing water use4.04636
Guideline for application by water service providers for approval to restrict use of subartesian waterProcedureWater / Managing water use2.00637
Don and Dee groundwater sub area Water sharing rules Seasonal water assignment rulesPolicyWater / Managing water use4.01644
Oakey Creek groundwater management area water sharing, seasonal water assignment and water licence transfer rulesPolicyWater / Managing water use4.02647
Dalrymple Creek Alluvium groundwater management area water sharing rules, seasonal water assignment rules and water licence transfer rulesPolicyWater / Managing water use3.02648
Central Condamine Alluvium Groundwater Management Area Water sharing rules, seasonal water assignment rules and Water licence transfer rulesPolicyWater / Managing water use4.02650
Exemption requirements for constructing authorities for the take of water without a water entilementGuidelineWater / Managing water use3.02666
Code for self-assessable development for taking overland flow water to satisfy the requirements of an environmental authority or a development permit for carrying out an environmental relevant activityPolicyWater / Managing water use3.02668
Native Title Work ProceduresProcedureIndigenous interests / Native title1.40673
Guidelines for Local Governments - compulsory acquisition of landGuidelineProperty titles and valuations / Land resumption4.00676
Covenants providing for no separate transfersProcedureLand management / Use of state land4.06681
Free Searches of the Titles RegisterPolicy and procedureProperty titles and valuations / Land titles5.00707
Inability to Receive InstrumentsPolicy and procedureProperty titles and valuations / Land titles2.40708
Roads under the Land Act 1994ProcedureLand management / Use of state land2.01725
Riverine protection permit exemption requirementsPolicyWater / Managing water use1.02726
Lakeland groundwater management area - Seasonal water assignment rulesPolicyWater / Managing water use1.03727
Lakeland groundwater management policyPolicyWater / Managing water use1.10728
Place NamesPolicyMapping and surveying / Surveying1.00851
Place Names Delegation PolicyPolicyMapping and surveying / Surveying2.00852
Section 9 Application FormApplication formProperty titles and valuations / Land resumption1.30970
Deciding the most appropriate tenure of State land - Guideline for State Land Asset ManagementProcedureLand management / Use of state land1.051012
Plan requirements for State land dealingsGuidelineLand management / Use of state land1.011069
State Policy for Vegetation ManagementPolicyLand management / Managing land resources3.001084
Queensland Non-urban Water Metering Policy for Unsupplemented Water Extractions 2014PolicyWater / Managing water use1.021098
Offsets in relation to State lands administered under the Land Act 1994Policy and procedureLand management / Use of state land1.021109
Queensland interim water meter standard for non-urban meteringStandardWater / Managing water use1.031170
Dealing with rent and instalment payments for Land Act tenuresProcedureLand management / Use of state land1.011178
Strict compliance and substantial complianceOperational policyMines1.021245
Application to vary conditions of an exploration permitOperational policyMines1.021246
Assessment of exploration permitsOperational policyMines1.011247
Conditional surrender of exploration permitsOperational policyMines1.011248
Eligibility, proof of identity and authorised personsOperational policyMines1.021249
Excluding land subject to native titleOperational policyMines1.011250
Prescribed areas (excess and non-contiguous)Operational policyMines1.011251
Project-based permit administrationOperational policyMines1.011252
Renewal of exploration permitsOperational policyMines1.011253
Work program and relinquishment conditionsOperational policyMines1.011254
Administrative compliance toolsOperational policyMines1.021310
Assessment of exploration permitsOperational policyMines1.011311
Certificate of application assessment of coal and oil shale mining lease application Operational policyMines2.001312
Exceptional circumstancesOperational policyMines1.011313
Renewal of exploration permits in areas proposed for national parks and regional parksOperational policyMines1.011314
Applying for a mining lease for coal with a prospecting permitOperational policyMines1.011315
Notice to progress applications for grant or renewal of a resource authorityOperational policyMines2.001316
Application for declaration of a Potential Commercial AreaOperational policyMines1.011318
Project-based development plansOperational policyMines1.021319
Public notice requirements and transitional arrangementsOperational policyMines1.021320
Special Amendment of an authority to prospectOperational policyMines2.001509
Position paper on non-urban water metering in Queensland Water Supply Schemes 2014PolicyWater / Managing water use1.011511
Domestic and Family Violence ProtocolProtocolCorporate / Health and Safety1.001672
Complaints Management FrameworkFrameworkCorporate / Governance1.021982
Operational Policy - Deciding the term of a mining leaseOperational policyMines1.003088
Minimum Standards for the construction and reconditioning of water bores that intersect the sediments of artesian basins in QueenslandStandardWater Act 2000 / Underground water management1.013189
Large Scale Land Development SurveysProcedureMapping and surveying / Surveying1.013409
Water bore drillers licensing handbookGuidelineWater Act 2000 / Underground water management1.023440
Interim Don and Dee Rivers and Alma Creek Water Management AreaPolicyWater Act 2000 / Underground water management1.003449
Role of Witness FactsheetFact SheetCorporate / Human resources1.003478
Corrupt Conduct Fact SheetFact SheetCorporate / Human resources1.003595
Policy for making public statementsPolicyMines1.003869

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Last updated: 2 September 2016


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