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Western Cape Communities Coordinating Committee

Category: Organisation
Date: 2001
Location:Western Cape York, Queensland, Australia
Summary Information:
The Western Cape Communities Coordinating Committee was established under the Comalco Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Western Cape Communities Co-existence Agreement), which was signed on 24 August 2001. Its mandate is to oversee day-to-day matters arising from the ILUA.

The Committee is made up of:
  • two representatives from each Traditional Owner Group across the mining lease area;
  • one representative from each of the Aurukun, Napranum, Mapoon and New Mapoon community councils;
  • one representative from Comalco;
  • one representative from the Queensland Government; and
  • one representative from the Cape York Land Council.

    It consults regarding:
  • cultural heritage and site management;
  • Comalco operations and plans;
  • employment and training initiatives;
  • environmental and rehabilitation aspects; and
  • land access (mine and recreation).


  • Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Western Cape Regional Partnership Heads of Agreement - Signatory
  • Comalco Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Western Cape Communities Co-existence Agreement)

  • References

    General Reference
    Comalco (14 March 2001) Western Cape Communities Co-existence Agreement Background Information
    Book Chapter
    Crooke, P, Harvey, B, Langton, M, (2006) 'Implementing and Monitoring Indigenous Land Use Agreements in the Minerals Industry: The Western Cape Communities Co-existence Agreement' in Marcia Langton et al (eds), Settling with Indigenous People: Modern treaty and agreement-making (The Federation Press, 2006).

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