Government Decisions Affecting Land

The Court can hear a diverse range of cases involving land.

  • The Court can review decisions made under a range of Acts that might affect your land (Land Act 1994 s 420K, Sch 2; Biological Control Act 1987 s 55; Survey and Mapping Infrastructure Act 2003 s 126; Soil Conservation Act 1986 s 22).
  • The Court can grant access over your land for sugar industry purposes (Sugar Industry Act 1999 s 65).
  • The Court can decide compensation for:
    • the declaration of a nature refuge, an interim conservation order, or a conservation plan over your land (Nature Conservation Act 1992 ss 67, 108, 137A);
    • access rights for sugar industry purposes (Sugar Industry Act 1999 s 68)
    • the declaration of a State or a local government toll road corridor (Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 ss 84D, 105JA);
    • authorised works on land or in relation to water by the Co-ordinator General (State Development and Public Works Organisation Act s 139);
    • certain infrastructure works, including for existing railways, and for busways or light rail (Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 ss 260, 300, 335, 355B, 377R, 380, 411).

To read the legislation online, click here.

If you want to see a complete list of the types of cases the Court hears, click here

How do I get procedural assistance?

Contact the Land Court to discuss your options. Attend an interview at the Land Court Registry in person, by phone or via Skype.

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