6 July 2017 

Expressions of Interest for new Aboriginal Land Agreements 

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council has congratulated the NSW Government on supporting Aboriginal Land Rights and Aboriginal Land Agreements in the next phase of its Land Negotiation Program. 

The Expressions of Interest phase was launched by Minister for Lands and Forestry Paul Toole today. 

The NSWALC Chair Roy Ah-See acknowledged the NSW Government's willingness to work together through the process. 

"Aboriginal Land Councils and local governments can now sit down with the NSW Government and consider land and land claims in a more efficient and strategic way. 

"By managing our land we can deliver on the social, economic and cultural needs of our communities and achieve the promise of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act, in the return of land to Aboriginal peoples." 

Cr Ah-See said Aboriginal Land Agreements are an opportunity to create a new approach to fast-track the processing of land claims and delivery of land justice to Aboriginal peoples. 

"This is a significant moment in the history of our Land Rights movement in New South Wales. We must use this opportunity to deliver mutual outcomes that deliver real benefits for Aboriginal peoples and for our State." 

For further information, see below.

EOIs close 5pm Friday 18th August 2017.

http://www.crownland.nsw.gov.au/crown_lands/land-negotiation-program

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