Report No. 44, 56th Parliament - Natural Resources and Other Legislation (GDA2020) Amendment Bill 2019

Committee's report

The committee tabled its report on 6 December 2019. The Bill was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 20 February 2020.

View:Debate of the Bill in Parliament:
Transcript 20/02/2020 (pages 572-584)
The debate can be viewed by clicking on the movie icon within the transcripts.
View:Natural Resources and Other Legislation (GDA2020) Amendment Bill 2019
View:Explanatory Notes
View:Explanatory Speech






About the Bill

On 23 October 2019, the Hon Dr Anthony Lynham, Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, introduced the Natural Resources and Other Legislation (GDA2020) Amendment Bill 2019 (Bill). The Bill was referred to the State Development, Natural Resources and Agricultural Industry Development Committee for detailed consideration and report by 6 December 2019.

The explanatory notes state that the policy objectives of the Bill are to:

  • Implement the new national standard of measurement of position, Geocentric Datum Australia 2020 (GDA2020), for the future collection and provision of location data.
  • Clarify the historical datum for position references or upgrade position references to GDA2020 (where appropriate).
  • Ensure that Queensland legislation is responsive to national measurement standards as they evolve or new ones are adopted.
  • Improve the effectiveness of processes for renewing term leases, land title registration, making model by-laws for trust land, and for conducting ballots for interests in state land.
  • Enhance and clarify land titling processes.
  • Enable the Queensland Government to give effect to commitments given as part of an Indigenous Land Use Agreement to grant unallocated state land (USL) as freehold, without competition, to the Traditional Owners of the land.
  • Extend the boundary of the Cape York Peninsula region to include additional land parcels that are either properties added to the Daintree National Park or state land adjacent to the park.


Submissions closed:Monday 11 November 2019 - 9:00am
Public briefing:Wednesday 6 November 2019 - Transcript - Broadcast
Report tabled:Friday 6 December 2019 - Report
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