Traditional owners granted sole management of East Kimberley reserve
Wednesday 19 June 2019
Lands Minister Ben Wyatt has announced his intention to grant sole management authority of an East Kimberley reserve to the MG Corporation.
Yawoorroong Miriuwung Gajerrong Yirrgeb Noong Dawang Aboriginal Corporation (MG Corporation) is the representative traditional owners for the East Kimberley sub-region.
Management of the reserve by MG Corporation is a component of the Ord Final Agreement and forms part of a broad Government commitment to Aboriginal economic development in Western Australia.
The Ord Final Agreement, an agreement between the State and MG Corporation, set out the sole management conditions and included MG Corporation aspiring to solely manage the reserve in the long term, a request that they made in mid-2015.
Read the media statement.