Review of the security of tenure on public lands

King & Woods Mallesons

  • Project code: PRO-013155

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

  • Project completion date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022

  • National Priority: HBE-Improve understanding of floral resources as assets for the Australian honey bee industry


The research project would build on the AgriFutures work to date in the Honey Bee and Pollination Strategic RD&E Plan (2020-2025) which has identified access to floral resources on public land as a key issue.  This project would focus specifically on the security of tenure that commercial beekeepers have on public land across the 6 Australian States, in order to identify if there is a legal model which could be recommended to improve security.  The Legal aspects of the research will analyse existing tenure arrangement and legislation, compare against other models that are available under existing legislation for other industries, and advise on whether there are improvements which can be made under existing legislation, and where legislative change would be necessary.   The non legal aspects of the research will consider reasons state government may resist changes to public land tenure, develop an understanding of the positive impact on beekeeper certainty and provide insights from analysis to guide future policy developments.


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King & Woods Mallesons