Public feedback for the review of The Land Sales Act 1984 has now closed.
The Land Sales Act 1984 (the Act) regulates the sale of proposed subdivisions of land and proposed lots in a community titles scheme.
The Act has been reviewed and amended over time on a piecemeal basis in response to marketplace changes - but not as responsively as other legislation for the property industry. As such, it became evident a complete review of the Act needed to be undertaken
The proposed policy changes to the Act seek to modernise it and streamline processes involved in the sale of proposed allotments and proposed lots. The changes will also contribute to reducing red tape for business while maintaining consumer protection. This is necessary given the risks consumers face and amount of money involved in purchasing unregistered subdivided land or a building unit off-the-plan.
An Issues Discussion Paper released in late 2010 and early 2011, sought community feedback on the current operation of the Act. A reference committee with members of the property industry, legal practitioners, academia and the government was formed specifically to assist with this consultation. The role of the committee was to provide expert advice and feedback at key stages in the review process including the development of the policy proposals for this consultation.
At the end of the 2010-2011 consultation, fourteen submissions were received. These submissions, along with expert advice provided by the reference committee form the main proposals for amending the Act in this consultation.
The Queensland Government sought public input on issues raised in this Consultation Paper. Industry, stakeholders and business were encouraged to respond to the specific questions posed in each section highlighted in blue.
Comments or feedback closed 5pm, Friday, 30 November.
Last reviewed 24/04/2013