Lama Lama National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land)
|Date: ||10 July 2008|
|Sub Category:||National Park|
|Location:||Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia|
|Schedule 2AA of the Nature Conservation (Protected Areas) Regulation 1994 (Qld) describes the area as follows: "Lot 6 on SP189946 situated in the County of Hann, containing an area of 35560ha'."
This area is "in the northern half of the former Lilyvale station, from Annie River northwards" (Wallace 2008).
|Alternative Names:||Lama Lama National Park (CYPAL)|
|Summary Information: |
|The Lama Lama National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land) is the first area of land to be designated under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Qld) as a 'National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land).' It is jointly managed through an Indigenous Management Agreement between the Lama Lama Land Trust and the Environmental Protection Agency.|
|Detailed Information: |
|For a 'National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land)' ('an NP(CYPAL)') to be created, the grantees of the land in question must have entered into an Indigenous Management Agreement for the land, and the grantees and the Minister must agree that the land should be managed as an NP(CYPAL) (see Cape York Peninsula Heritage Act 2007 (Qld) s 42AB). |
NP(CYPAL)s are a relatively new type of national park. They were established through the Cape York Peninsula Heritage Act 2007 (Qld), which amended both the Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (Qld) and the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Qld). As a result of the amendments, the Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (Qld) sets out the requirements for Indigenous Management Agreements, while the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Qld) enables the Minister to dedicate an area of land as a CYPAL.
The Indigenous Management Agreement relevant to the Lama Lama NP(CYPAL) is between the Lama Lama Land Trust and the Environmental Protection Agency (see link below). These two entities thus jointly manage the Park.
The Lama Lama NP(CYPAL) 'includes highly significant wetlands, coastal and riparian vegetation, and extensive woodlands,' and is a habitat for species including the endangered red goshawk (Wallace 2008).