Land Court Reported Cases are precedent-setting cases heard by the Land Court, including cases where the matter was appealed to the Land Appeal Court. Some examples are: determination of claims for compensation for compulsory acquisition of land; appeals against valuations for rating and rental purposes; appeals against decisions concerning water licenses; and recommendations for the granting of mining tenures and determination of compensation; also appeals against ministerial decisions concerning state land and interests.
Records include but are not limited to Court judgments, filed documents, orders of the Court and transcripts of hearings. All unfiled exhibits and exhibits tendered during hearings are returned to the parties on the expiration of any appeal period.
Departmental cover sheets (indicating colours/letter prefixes) distinguish specific types of files. For instance, LAC for Land Appeal Court (bright blue); AV for Appeals against land valuations (cream colour); and A for Claims (pink). Various types of documents, such as orders, exhibits, judgements and transcripts, are found throughout the files.
The outcomes of the court processes are preliminary conferences, mediation, and hearings. Procedurally, either settlement is reached by the party(ies), or the court assists further with decisions.
Though most records are paper-based, there are some photographs and floppy disks.