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National Summit on Improving the Administration
of Land & Property Rights & Restrictions

80 George Street, Brisbane
16 November 2004

[summit program]

note: where available, links have been created to the presentation.

summit objective

To consider possible ways to improve the administration of land and property rights, and restrictions (and if considered necessary, establish a framework for improvement).

conference facilitator

Mr Steve Jacoby
General Manager Information Policy, Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Chair, Queensland Spatial Information Infrastructure Committee (QSIIC)
Member, ANZLIC Standing Committee on Land Administration (SCoLA)




08:45– 09:10 [session 1]
Summit Opening and Setting the Scene
Mr Terry Hogan, Director General, Queensland Department of Natural Resources & Mines.
09:10 – 10:00

[session 2]
What's the Problem? What are Some Possible Improvements?

Session Chair: Mr Warwick Watkins, Chair ANZLIC.

[•] Report on some consultancies undertaken for Queensland Government and ANZLIC. Emeritus Professor Ken Lyons.

[•] Register of Interests in Land. Mr Barry Cribb , A/Manager Registration Services Branch, WA Department of Land Information.

[•] Mr Peter Verwer, Property Council of Australia.

Open Forum Discussion (09:40 – 10:00)

10:00 – 10:40

[session 3]
Perspectives from the Administrators of Land and Property Rights and Restrictions (The Supply Side)

Session Chair: Mr Kevin Davies.

[•] An overview of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Mr Paul Garrett, Director Client Services, Department of Environment and Heritage.

[•] Improving the Administration of Land and Property Rights and Restrictions. Mr Peter Tooley, General Manager Land Information, Bureau of Land Information and Titles, Qld Department of Natural Resources and Mines.

[•] Draft SEQ Regional Plan. Mr Lindsay Enright, Director Strategic Planning and Open Space, Office of Urban Management, Qld Department of Local Government, Planning, Sport and Recreation.

10:40 – 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 – 11:20

[session 3 continued]
Perspectives from the Administrators of Land and Property Rights and Restrictions (The Supply Side)

Open Forum Discussion

11:20 – 12:45

[session 4]
Perspectives from the Users of Land Property Rights and Restrictions (The Demand Side)

Session Chair: Mr Jack de Lange, Chief Operating Officer & Queensland Region, ASIBA.

[•] Property Insurance Perspective. Mr Phillip Oldcorn, Director, First Title (Title Insurance Company).

[•] Agricultural Production Perspective. Mr Andrew Freeman, Policy Manager, Ag Force.

[•] The Financiers' Perspective. Mr David Thorpe, Associate Director, Australian Finance Conference.

[•] Urban Development Institute of Australia perspective. Mr Peter Sippel, Director, THG Resource Strategists.

Open Forum Discussion (12:15 – 12:45)

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:20

[session 5]
Possible Ways/Models to Address the Issues

Session Chair: Mr Ed Cottrell, Managing Director, Cottrell, Cameron & Steen Surveys.

[•] The development forum experience. Mr Peter Verwer, DAF.

[•] National perspective. Mr Warwick Watkins, Chair, ANZLIC and Director-General, NSW Department of Lands.

[•] Where to from here – some options. Ms Margaret Hole, Past President Law Society of New South Wales.

Open Forum Discussion (14:05 – 14:20)

14:20 – 15:10

[session 6]
Listing and Prioritising the Improvement Agenda
Open Forum Discussion.

Session Chair: Dr Ken Lyons.

[•] The need for a "next steps" action committee. Mr Kevin Davies, Digital Strategies.

15:10 – 15:30 Afternoon Tea
15:30 – 16:30

[session 7]
Summing Up, Next Steps, Formation of an Action Committee, Summit Communiqué

Session Chair: Mr Steve Jacoby.


communiqué | summit program