The Noongar Land Base Strategy sets out how land will be identified and eventually allocated to the Noongar Land Estate.
Step 1 - Identification Step 2 - Selection
Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) and the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (SWALSC/Noongar Boodja Trust (NBT) will identify land that may be eligible for allocation (including Aboriginal Lands Trust Freehold Land).
This land will be assessed against identification criteria set out in the Land Base Strategy and referred to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) for indicative assessment and indicative tenure. DPLH prepares a List of Identified Land with DMIRS indicative assessment/ preferred tenure.
Step 3 - Assessment
SWALSC/ NBT in consultation with relevant Noongar Regional Corporation(s) select parcels from the List of Identified Lands and specify tenure preference within the range identified through the indicative assessment.
Step 4 - Finalise terms of allocation
DPLH commences the Assessment Process (i.e. assessing requirements for divestment, meeting Legislative requirements, Ministerial/ Internal Approvals, etc.). DPLH will consult with relevant government agencies including Local Government Authorities (LGAs).
Step 5 - Allocation
Once selected land is deemed eligible, DPLH will offer Terms of Allocation to NBT. NBT will in turn advise acceptance (or refusal) of the Terms of Allocation within a prescribed timeframe.
The NBT confirms acceptance of the Terms of Allocation and land is transferred to the NLE.