Native title proposal

National Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking your feedback on a proposed native title agreement with the Widjabul Wia-bal People.
Victoria Park Nature Reserve
Victoria Park Nature Reserve

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What’s this about?

In accordance with 47C of the Native Title Act 1993 (Commonwealth), the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) seeks public feedback on a Native Title agreement with the Widjabal Wia-bal People as part of a settlement application that has commenced in the Federal Court of Australia.

The proposed agreement area will cover parts of the national park estate in northern NSW within the Widjabul Wia-bal claim area, where native title has been historically extinguished, including areas subject to public works:

  • Boatharbour Nature Reserve
  • Tuckean Nature Reserve
  • Muckleewee Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Goonengerry National Park
  • Victoria Park Nature Reserve
  • Mount Jerusalem National Park
  • Nightcap National Park
  • Davis Scrub Nature Reserve
  • Snows Gully Nature Reserve
  • Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve
  • Andrew Johnson Big Scrub Nature Reserve
  • Whian Whian State Conservation Area.

The Attorney General, as state Minister responsible for native title in NSW, proposes at least 3 months from the date of this notice to enter into this agreement.

Have your say

Have your say by  Thursday 3 March 2022.

There are three ways to submit your feedback using the consultation methods listed below. 

Formal submission

17 November 2021 to 3 March 2022

Address: National Parks and Wildlife Service PO Box 127 Murwillumbah NSW 2484

Email

17 November 2021 to 3 March 2022

nativetitle.s47C@environment.nsw.gov.au

Consultation period

From:17 November 2021
To:3 March 2022

See consultation methods

More information

Email: Project team
Phone: 1300 361 967
Agency Website
Consultation Website

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