Land management agreements
A land management agreement is a negotiated agreement between the leaseholder and the Minister which guides the sustainable management of the lease land for the term of the lease and any extensions.
Land management agreements:
- identify and describe the natural and physical characteristics of the lease land
- record the condition of the lease land at a point in time
- contain agreed measures that will improve or maintain lease land in good condition
- identify any land degradation issues
- establish the management outcomes for any identified issues and agreed measures to address them
- identify measures to protect known Indigenous and other cultural heritage values, and any identified significant environmental values
- establish a monitoring and reporting program
- provide a review and dispute resolution process to maintain the effectiveness of the agreement.
A Land Management Agreement template (PDF, 170K)* and a Guide to developing a land management agreement (PDF, 131K)* have been developed so that the agreements meet all legislative and other requirements.
The Land Management Agreement template incorporates the ability to negotiate the inclusion of identified vegetation management activities and remove the requirement for leaseholders to undertake a separate approval process.
Read more about the State Rural Leasehold Land Strategy: land management agreements and vegetation management (PDF, 45K)*.
The publication Managing grazing lands in Queensland (PDF, 642K)* provides useful information to assist lessees in managing their property, meeting their duty of care requirements and preparing a land management agreement.
Transfers and subleases
If a lease is transferred, the new leaseholder must comply with the terms of the current land management agreement.
Where all or part of the leased land is subleased, the head leaseholder remains responsible for complying with the land management agreement. However, any sublease must include a condition binding the sub-leaseholder to the provisions of the land management agreement.
Assessment and review
Land management agreements are based on the outcomes of land condition assessments, carried out by specialist regional officers who then negotiate with leaseholders to identify key natural resource information and prepare the land management agreements. The agreements are:
- Rural leasehold land monitoring guide - State Rural Leasehold Land Strategy (PDF, 2.0M)*
- reviewed at least every 10 years (or earlier, at the request of either party)
- subject to periodic random assessments.
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Last updated 23 November 2012