After a decade of negotiations and legal wrangling, an Aboriginal group and the New South Wales Government are just weeks away from signing off on the biggest native title deal in the state. The Indigenous Land Use Agreement will cover a 6,000 square-kilometre area in the north-east of the state.
"It's a great day for the Githabul people because they actually get their recognition that this is their country, their land and they get benefits out of it, which I think is great for the Githabul people," he said
The Githabul People have taken another step towards the recognition of their native title rights in New South Wales with the registration of their indigenous land use agreement (ILUA)* at the National Native Title Tribunal.
The largest indigenous land use agreement (ILUA)* ever made in New South Wales will be celebrated this morning, delivering employment opportunities, freehold land and co-management of national parks to the Githabul People.
Today's consent determination will finalise the Githabul People's native title claim in NSW, which was first lodged in 1995. It will be one of the most significant consent determinations in eastern Australia, and the first determination that native title exists in NSW in 10 years.