Queensland Law Society

Land Access Hub now live

Queensland Law Society, in consultation with the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, has developed a Land Access Hub which is now live on the QLS website. The hub is a resource for landholders (owners or occupiers) who are approached by resource tenement holders to find experienced practitioners able to assist them in any ensuing land access and compensation negotiations.

The hub serves as a starting place for landholders who have been approached by resource tenement holders and are seeking information about finding experienced practitioners to assist them in any ensuing land access and compensation negotiations. It also includes links to relevant websites containing additional information.

The QLS ‘Find a solicitor’ referral list now includes practitioners with the requisite experience listed under the ‘Natural Resources and Mining – Land Access’ category.

Practitioners with at least five years’ experience advising clients in negotiating land access agreements and compensation pursuant to the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 and its predecessor Acts (particularly the Mineral Resources Act 1989, the Petroleum Act 1923 and the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004), as well as “make good agreements” under Division 3 of the Water Act 2000, are invited to apply to be added to the list.

The referral list is free to join and is an opportunity for practitioners to broaden their client base, as well as playing an important part in contributing to the Society’s efforts to support Queensland’s rural community.

Interested practitioners can apply via the application form found on the QLS referral service webpage.