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Reserves and trust land

Model by-laws for trust land

The Land Regulation 2009 (Schedules 1–5) contains 5 model by-laws for the use of trustees. It is up to the trustees to decide whether or not to adopt any or all of the model by-laws. However, if trustees do not adopt them, they may not devise their own.

The currently available model by-laws are:

Deciding whether to adopt a model by-law

  • Decide by resolution whether to propose to adopt a model by-law.
  • Consult with the public about the proposal. This requires at least one advertisement in a newspaper circulating in the area of the trust land and, if considered appropriate, a public notice. This should be displayed in a conspicuous place on the trust land for all or part of the consultation period (preferably for the whole consultation period unless there is a good reason otherwise).
  • Make copies of the proposed model by-law available to the public (a fee may be charged for copies/postage).
  • Consider all submissions that are received by the deadline for the end of the consultation.
  • Decide by resolution whether to proceed with the adoption of the model by-law.

Adopting a by-law

If the decision is to proceed with the adoption of the model by-law:

  • Send a copy of the decision/resolution and of the model by-law to our business centre.
  • Advertise the adoption of the model by-law in a newspaper circulating in the area of trust land.
  • Display a public notice in a conspicuous place on the trust land for at least 7 days.
  • Arrange with us for the adoption of the model by-law to be published in the Queensland Government Gazette. The model by-law will take effect on the date the gazette is published, or at any later date stated in the gazette notification.

Note: The term 'decide by resolution' also covers a decision made when the trust consists of 1 person only. All decisions and resolutions must be recorded in the minute book or similar.

Contact

For more information, including advice on how to fill out application forms, contact your nearest business centre or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

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Last reviewed
2 March 2017
Last updated
29 May 2014
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