Land tenure management in a dynamic social, economic and environmental context

McDougall, Kevin and Paterson, Mark (2003) Land tenure management in a dynamic social, economic and environmental context. In: 2003 Spatial Sciences Institute Biennial Conference: Spatial Knowledge Without Boundaries (SSC2003), 22-26 Sep 2003, Canberra, Australia.

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The Bathurst Declaration on Land Administration for Sustainable Development (FIG 1999) identified that the
relationship of people with the land was causing increasingly serious problems. In Australia, the issues of native title, land degradation, vegetation clearing and water management are creating a more complex land
management environment that, more often than not, results in competition between private and community interests. Land administration systems in Australia were not designed to address this additional complexity and are now experiencing increasing difficulty in managing the dynamic nature of property rights and responsibilities that are emerging.
This paper examines the current land administration system in Queensland with the view to proposing a more dynamic system of tenure management. Specifically, it identifies some recent legislative changes which have significantly affected rights and responsibilities of rural property owners. The implications of these changes on landholders and related stakeholders such as rural investors, valuers, banks and government departments will be discussed. An adapted model of the Cadastre 2014 vision is proffered as an alternative model for reform of the existing land administration system through the use of legal land objects as a mechanism to deal with increasingly dynamic nature of property rights. It is proposed that by utilising a system of legal land objects a clearer picture of the true value, rights and responsibilities associated with property may be established. The paper also suggests areas of research that will need to be pursued in order to meet the future challenges in resolving conflicts between the community interests in property and the rights of individual owners.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:50
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: land administration; cadastre; rights and responsibilities; dynamic
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180124 Property Law (excl. Intellectual Property Law)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160509 Public Administration
09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090903 Geospatial Information Systems
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960704 Land Stewardship

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