Comprehensive Native Settlement over Geraldton and the Mid-West
Friday 27 September 2019
An in-principle agreement has been reached for a comprehensive native title settlement over 48,000 square kilometres of land in the Mid-West, including Geraldton.
The McGowan Government and the Traditional Owner Negotiating Team, representing native title claims in the Mid-West, have reached in-principle agreement for a comprehensive native title settlement over 48,000 square kilometres of land in the region, including Geraldton.
The native title claims are the Yamatji Nation, Southern Yamatji, Hutt River, Mullewa Wadjari and Widi Mob claims.
The agreement focusses on Aboriginal empowerment and recognition and includes a broad range of benefits. It was the vision of the Traditional Owner Negotiation Team to arrive at a settlement that would build a sustainable economic foundation for the traditional owners, ensuring their active participation in the regional economy, today and into the future.
Read the media statement.