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Coonabarabran Memorandum of Understanding

Category: Agreement
Date: 8 September 2003
Sub Category:Memorandum of Understanding
Location:Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
Subject Matter:Access | Collaboration / Partnership | Cultural Heritage | Land Transaction | Land Use | Native Title | Recognition of Native Title or Traditional Ownership | Recognition of Traditional Rights and Interests
Summary Information:
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Kamilaroi People, Coonabarabran Local Aboriginal Land Council, Coonabarabran Showground Reserve Trust, Coonabarabran Shire Council and the New South Wales State Government.

The agreement, which was facilitated by the National Native Title Tribunal, grants part of the land next to the Coonabarabran Showground to the Coonabarabran Local Aboriginal Land Council under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act. As part of the agreement, the local Pony club will continue to use remaining areas of land for cross-country horse riding events, but will inform the Kamilaroi people before the events occur.

The agreement is the result of a three year mediation process and resolves the Kamilaroi People's native title claim and establishes certainty over the future use of the land next to the town's showgrounds.

Related Entries

Organisation
  • Coonabarabran Shire Council - Signatory
  • State of New South Wales - Signatory
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Coonabarabran Showground Reserve Trust - Signatory
  • Coonabarabran Local Aboriginal Land Council - Signatory
  • Legislation
  • Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW)
  • People
  • Kamilaroi People - Signatory
  • Coonabarabran Indigenous Community - Signatory

  • References

    Media Release
    National Native Title Tribunal (2003) A lot of ‘local happiness’ at the signing of Coonabarabran agreement

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    Memorandum of Understanding

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