The Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) is responsible for:
- water - securing the quality and supply of water
- climate change - preparing for the impacts of climate change
- land - managing land and vegetation (including land titling and administration of native title)
- environmental services - building resilience in natural landscapes and conserving our natural and cultural heritage.
The Land & Vegetation Management & Use Section is responsible for advising Councils when land parcels are dedicated as reserves for which the Council is a trustee.