Part 2 Administration
7 Custody of seal of Ministerial Corporation
The seal of the Ministerial Corporation is to be kept in the
custody of the Director-General.
8 Use of seal of Ministerial Corporation
The seal of the Ministerial Corporation may be affixed to an
instrument or document only:
(a) in the presence of the Minister or a person authorised by the
Ministerial Corporation for the purposes of this clause,
(b) with an attestation by the signature of the Minister or person of
the fact of the affixing of the seal.
9 Records of Ministerial Corporation
The Director-General is required to keep written records
containing details of all acts, decisions and proceedings of the Ministerial
10 Jurisdiction of local land boards
(1) For the purposes of section 22 (1) (b) of the Act, the Minister
may refer any of the following matters to a local land board or a Chairperson
sitting alone for inquiry and report:
(a) any matter arising out of the administration of any land, lease or
licence that the Minister or the Ministerial Corporation administers under any
arrangement entered into under section 18 of the Act,
(b) any matter arising out of the administration of any land, lease or
licence that the Minister or the Ministerial Corporation administers on behalf
of the Crown,
(c) any matter arising out of the administration of any land dedicated
or reserved under the Act,
(d) any matter arising out of the administration of any common within
the meaning of the Commons Management Act
(e) any matter arising out of the administration of any land subject
to the Trustees of Schools of Arts Enabling
(2) In this clause, a reference to the administration of any land or
common includes a reference to the use and management of the land or
11 Registrar of Local Land Boards
(1) The Director-General is required to appoint a Registrar of Local
Land Boards for each land district.
(2) One Registrar may be appointed for several land
12 Registrar to bring matters before board
Subject to any direction by the Chairperson or the Senior
Chairperson, the Registrar of Local Land Boards for a land district must bring
all matters before the local land board or the Chairperson as soon as
practicable after they are received.
13 Notice of proceedings before board
Notice of the time and place appointed for any proceedings before
the local land board or Chairperson, and of the nature of the
(a) is to be in the approved form, and
(b) is to be served on the parties to the proceedings not less than 14
days before the time appointed for the proceedings (or such lesser period as
may be directed by the Chairperson).
14 Substituted service of notice of proceedings
(1) If for any reason it is not practicable to effect service of a
notice of proceedings before a local land board or the Chairperson, the
Chairperson may give directions for service or for the substitution of the
advertisement of the proceedings in a newspaper circulating in the locality or
in the State.
(2) If those directions are carried out, service of notice is to be
taken to have been effected.
15 Proceedings may be heard in absence of a party
If the local land board or Chairperson is satisfied that notice of
the time and place appointed for any proceedings has been given to a party,
the board or Chairperson may hear and determine in the absence of that
16 Issue of summons
(1) Any summons to give evidence or for the production of deeds or
other documents to the local land board:
(a) may be issued by the Chairperson or other member of the local land
board on payment of the fee specified in Schedule 1, and
(b) is to be in the approved form.
(2) A copy of a summons issued by the Chairperson or other member of
the local land board that is sent by facsimile, email or other electronic
communication may be dealt with as if it were the original summons if it is
certified by a Registrar as having been issued by the Chairperson or
17 Allowances payable to witnesses before local land
For the purposes of clause 3 (e) of Schedule 2 to the Act, the
allowances for attendance and travelling payable to witnesses before a local
land board are the same as those payable from time to time to witnesses
attending Local Courts.
18 Form of warrant to apprehend witness
For the purposes of clause 3 (f) of Schedule 2 to the Act, the
prescribed form of warrant to bring a person before a local land board to give
evidence is the form specified in Schedule 3.