Widjabul Wia-bal People – native title

National Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking your feedback on a native title agreement with the Widjabul Wia-bal People in the Northern Rivers.
Stream with mossy rocks in lush green rainforest, Protestors Falls
Stream with mossy rocks in lush green rainforest, Protestors Falls

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Carolyn Lloyd

What’s this about?

Notice is given on the proposal to make an agreement for the purposes of section 47C(6)(a) of the Native Title Act 1993 (Commonwealth) covering land within parks and reserves in northern NSW, located to the south-west of Ballina and to the north-west of Byron Bay.

The proposed agreement would let the Federal Court make a determination that addresses the coexistence of native title rights with park management and public use in the Widjabul Wia-bal claim area.

Notice of the intention to enter into an agreement under section 47C(6)(a) of the Native Title Act with the Widjabul Wia-bal covering the same parks and reserves was previously given on 17 and 25 November 2021, however the determination of native title over those areas did not proceed at that time.

Get more information on the proposed agreement on the Environment and Heritage website.

Have your say

You can comment on the proposed agreement by mail, email or using the online form until 5pm on Wednesday 17 April 2024.

Informal submission

18 January 2024 to 17 April 2024

Address: Area Manager, NPWS Richmond River Area, PO Box 856, Alstonville NSW, 2477

Email

18 January 2024 to 17 April 2024

nativetitle.s47C@environment.nsw.gov.au

Online consultation

18 January 2024 to 17 April 2024

Have your say through the online form

Consultation period

From:18 January 2024
To:17 April 2024

See consultation methods

More information

Email: Project team
Phone: 02 9995 5000
Agency Website

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