Norfolk Island


Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure

Legend: National laws adoption of the VGGT principle
  • Fully adopt
  • Partially adopt
  • Not adopted
  • Missing Value

Note: The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (The VGGTs) were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2012.

The "VGGT indicators" dataset has been created by Nicholas K. Tagliarino, PhD Candidate at the University of Groningen, with support from Daniel Babare and Myat Noe (LLB Students, University of Groningen). The indicators assess national laws in 50 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America against international standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement as established by Section 16 of the VGGTs.

Each indicator relates to a principle established in section 16 of the VGGTs. Hold the mouse against the small "i" button above for a more detailed explanation of the indicator.

Answering the questions posed by these indicators entails analyzing a broad range of national-level laws, including national constitutions, land acquisition acts, land acts, community land acts, agricultural land acts, land use regulations, and some court decisions.

Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF)

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    • Very Good Practice
    • Good Practice
    • Weak Practice
    • Very Weak Practice
    • Missing Value

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    February 2014
    Norfolk Island

    This Act provides for how land is to be valued for various other Acts and for other purposes as may be required from time to time. There shall be a valuer-general for Norfolk Island who shall be appointed by the Minister. The Act sets out valuation methodologies. For deciding the value of land, all land is taken to be granted in fee simple. An owner may object to a valuation of the owner’s land. The Act sets out the procedures for such objection. The valuer-general must consider and decide a properly made objection.

    Norfolk Island

    This Act makes provision for official surveys in Norfolk Islands. The Administrator shall appoint a person to be the Surveyor-General for Norfolk Island. The Surveyor-General may from time to time redraw the Official Survey in accordance with this Act. The Act specifies details to be included in the Official Survey.

    Norfolk Island

    This Act makes provision for the protection of the environment and vegetation and provides rules to environmental sanitation and physical planning and development. It shall promote the conservation of the natural environment and landscape beauty of Norfolk Island and to ensure, so far as is practicable, that physical works and other activities are in harmony with the natural environment. The Act establishes the Norfolk Island Planning Board. The Board shall consider applications for authorization of activities for which approval is required under this Act.