Applying to continue a public utility easement
The registered owner (or their representative) may apply for the continuation of a public utility easement over their freehold land that is to become public use land.
The consent of the grantee (public utility holder) of the easement will also be required as part of the application. In some instances we may require amendments to the terms and conditions of the easement.
Read our Easement policy (PDF, 588KB) before proceeding.
You are strongly encouraged to arrange a pre-lodgement meeting with us before you apply to ensure you have the information you need to apply correctly. You can do this by contacting your nearest business centre.
How to apply
Your application should include:
- Form LA00—Contact and land details (PDF, 92.1KB)
- Form LA23—Application for continuation of a public utility easement (PDF, 125.4KB)
- Application fee
- Any additional attachments, as requested
To avoid processing delays, read the forms carefully and include all required information.
Lodging your application
You can lodge your state land application by emailing SLAMlodgement@dnrme.qld.gov.au or by posting it to Department of Resources, PO Box 5318, Townsville QLD 4810.
If a fee applies to your application, payment options are cheque (by post) or credit card.
Cheques should be made out to the 'Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy' and marked 'not negotiable'.
Credit card payments are accepted over the phone.
We will send you a receipt once we have established that your application meets all requirements and has been properly made.
If you have any questions about lodging your application or payment, contact:
- SLAMlodgement@dnrme.qld.gov.au Phone: (07) 4447 9179
How your application is assessed
We will assess your application against legislative requirements. We will seek the views of other stakeholders (e.g. state, regional and local agencies) and inspect the land if required.
Policies and legislation
What happens next?
Once we have received the advice of other stakeholders and investigated all issues, including native title, we will send you a written notice.
In this guide:
- Previous ( https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/land/state/easements/applying )