Land Administration Systems In Australia: Queensland Steven Jacoby General-Manager Information Policy Department of Natural Resources & Mines Chair, Queensland.
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Land Administration Systems In Australia: Queensland Steven Jacoby General-Manager Information Policy Department of Natural Resources & Mines Chair, Queensland Spatial Information Council ANZLIC Member (Queensland)
Queensland – State sketch 1.73M Sq Kms – 22.5% continent Population 4 Million (20% Australia) Population growth 2.1%p.a. (highest) Will be second largest State by 2010 (past Vic) Local Governments –125 Local Councils –15 Aboriginal Councils –17 Island Councils Rateable Properties – 1,445,300 Land Parcels – 2,660,900 New Parcels – 55,000 p.a.
Queensland – State sketch… Professional Surveyors – 820 Valuers – 1397 Freehold Tenure – 21% (area) Leasehold Tenure – 68% (area) National Parks – 4% (area) Mining (Development) Tenures (area) –Minerals 0.35% –Coal 0.22% –Petroleum 1.24% Registered Indigenous Land Use Agreements –120 Qld192 Aust.
Natural Resources & Mines Leading Queensland’s stewardship of natural resources –Balance current demands on our natural resources with the sustainable needs of future generations –Working closely with other governments, industry & the community –Using integrated approach: land, water, mineral, petroleum, vegetation & cultural resources –Excludes Primary responsibility for: primary industries, environment, planning
National Co-operation Initiatives Council of Australian Governments –Water Resource Management Reform –Water Trading – Water Licences to transferable water allocations National Action Plan for Salinity & Water Quality National Heritage Trust ANZLIC – Spatial Information Council –Standing Committee on Land Administration NSINS – National Spatial Information for National Security
Queensland – Positive Aspects Significant investments in State LAS, integration in mature (land) systems –Automated Titles Registration (land & water) –Valuations & Sales (QVAS) –Land Asset Management System –Digital Cadastral Database Robustness and integrated nature of Queensland’s legislative planning framework Access to integrated government information – Information Queensland
Information Queensland Access to Information All appropriate information to be available to the public on- line (default) $6.3M / 3 year program – Election Commitment All Queensland Departments Spatial & aspatial data Free & fee Public domain & restricted 1.5M hits per month / 30% interstate / 76 Countries accessed the site last months
Queensland – Challenges Complex interests of the 3+ tiers of government –Federal –State (25 Departments, 600 ‘entities’) –Local (158 local – including one big one, 15 Aboriginal & 17 Island Councils) –Regional Arrangements (15 Regional bodies) Digital Cadastral Data Base –Spatial representation of the ‘cadastre’ –Maintained post registration (no pre-approvals) –Major users maintain at pre-registration –No 3D geometry
Queensland – Challenges… Rights, Obligations & Restrictions –Significant changes in law governing land use over the last 20 years –180 pieces of legislation in Queensland creating a ROR in land across all tiers (~15 on title) –Major Federal legislation Native Title Act 1993 Environmental Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 –State legislation Water Act 2000 Vegetation Management Act 2004 –Manage Public perception of ‘Land Ownership’
Approaches we’re using Queensland has imposed strict regulatory, compliance and penalty regimes Now seeking to transition to a cooperative or partnership model between land owners & govt Doing that through: –Consultation & collaboration with stakeholders –Establishing landscape – property level planning instruments that achieve sustainable outcomes –Introducing incentive programs (eg $12m Vegetation IP)
Queensland & the LAS model Integrated vision – triple bottom line agreed Policy focus – is on land management outcomes not land administration –Eg. Vegetation Clearing Ban –Science & research plays as important role as land information in policy formulation Require a very broad view of land… –Water, Vegetation, Minerals, Cultural resources Institutional arrangements are complex –Largely State based –Multi agency (and levels of government) Access to information and engagement in the policy development process is critical
Next 10 years… Access to all appropriate information by the public is achieved –E-services –All RORs discoverable on a parcel in Queensland Public is engaged in consultation, decision-making and policy development process –E-democracy If not one tier of government… –Made Federated system work (max positives) –Sharing, authentic data, ICT Service oriented approaches…