Department of Lands, Physical Planning, Environment and Conservation

Department of Lands, Physical Planning, Environment and Conservation

THE DEPARTMENT OF LANDS, PHYSICAL PLANNING, ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION:

Headed by LYNETTE POKAS Secretary under the ministerial leadership of Honorable ROBERT HAMAL SAWA, Member for Hagogohe Constituency, ABG Minister for Lands. Its mandate is focused on:

  • Customary land
  • State land
  • Incorporated Land Groups
  • Physical planning
  • Bougainville Building Board
  • Water and sanitation
  • Conservation 

News and updates:  

Vacant Parcels of Land for Tender 

The following Bougainville Gazette contains the vacant parcels of land in Bougainville that are up for tender. Tender documents can be obtained from the Department of Lands, Physical Planning, Environment and Conservation in Buka. 

You can download the Gazette here


Public Consultation on the Bougainville Land Bill Draft 2021 

The Bougainville Land Policy was developed over several years by the Department of Lands, through District-level consultations with a broad cross-section of Bougainvilleans providing their thoughts.  The Department of Lands have now worked with the Department of Justice & Legal Services to develop a Draft Land Bill.

The passage of the Bill will make many PNG Acts of parliament in relation to land not applicable. While the system of land regulation being proposed for Bougainville is similar to PNG in some ways, it is very different in others.

ABG now seeks Bougainvilleans feedback on the content of the draft Bill, in order to finalise it for passage through the Bougainville House of Representatives. Feedback can be provided in writing to the Department of Lands or online via this email address ABGLANDBILL@gmail.com by 28 February 2022.

You can download the ABG LAND BILL DRAFT here and the LAND BILL INFORMATION BROCHURE here.