Breakthrough land agreement gives traditional owners more development control


After 10 years of negotiations traditional owners in will finally be in control of developments on their own land.

The clan have pioneered the new type of 99-year lease, which the describes as a marked departure from top-down leasing arrangements proposed by the Commonwealth over the past decade.

“We hope the era of self-determination is returning to affairs where Aboriginal people take control of their own lives and their own destinies,” Northern Land Council () chief executive said.


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