Review of the Pastoral Land Act 2011

Proposed amendments to the Pastoral Land Act have been undertaken to address concerns by the Productivity Commission regarding the suitability of the Pastoral Land Act to manage contemporary pastoral issues.

The Northern Territory Government encouraged all land holders and land users to provide feedback on the legislation. 

Five community consultation sessions were held in Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Timber Creek during April 2011. There were also a further 36 targeted stakeholder and industry group presentations. 

The public consultation period closed on 31 May 2011. Copies of the public submissions are now available.

Thanks are extended to all individuals, groups and organisations that provided feedback on the proposed amendments to the Pastoral Land Act. The Territory Government will now consider all public submissions.

Supporting documents for proposed amendments: Pastoral Land Act

Supporting documentation for the proposed amendments to the Pastoral Land Act included:

A review of the Pastoral Land Act was undertaken after some amendments, anomalies and limitations were identified. The outcome of the review will affect the development and future use of pastoral land, and its ability to meet economic, social, cultural and environmental objectives.

The review of the Pastoral Land Act's effectiveness in meeting the interests of pastoral lessees, the government and other interested parties and the community as a whole, commenced in July 2004.

Following public consultation, a recommendation paper has been prepared by a Steering Committee to address the issues identified in the discussion paper and the key issues paper and has been approved for release to the public by the Northern Territory Government.

The outcome of the review will affect the development and future use of pastoral land, and its ability to meet economic, social, cultural and environmental objectives.

For more information on the review contact the Pastoral Lease Administration Branch on (08) 8999 4474 or email rangelands@nt.gov.au

Public submissions

Read the public responses to the Key Issues Paper reviewing the Pastoral Land Act:

Last updated: 12 October 2017