The Department of Lands and Physical Planning (DLPP) lies within the portfolio of the Minister,
Hon. Benny Allan who is the current member for Uggai Bena. The Department is headed by the Secretary, Romilly Kila Pat.
The DLPP administers all alienated land (State and Freehold) in PNG and also facilitate customary land (land under the ownership of the original inhabitants of PNG) issues at the discretion of the customary landowners, for social and economic sustainability in an endeavor to provide better living for all citizens of PNG.
This Department has a strong customer focus and we provide these whole range of services through responsible and well co-ordinated land management strategies for you. Services within DLPP include Surveying, Physical Planning, Valuation, Incorporated Land Group, Customary Land and general land and leases information, Land Title registration and Mapping requirement for all land within PNG.
Our Vision is:
Land is utilized to improve quality of life for all citizens of PNG.
Our Mission is:
In working towards the achievement of its vision and mission, the Department engages with Local, Provincial and the National Governments, major local and offshore investors, key stakeholders and the public at large.
In addtion, to our usual business, the following priority programs are considered to be of particular significance to the Department for the next two years:
- Structural Reform of the DL&PP
- Land Reform
- Preparation of Provincial Development Plans
- Information Systems, Communications and Technology
The Department now comprises of 13 Divisions and has 3 Regional Offices in Lae, Goroka and Kokopo.
We are open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 4.00pm.
You can find us at: