Mutawintji National Park, Mutawintji Historic Site and Mutawintji Nature Reserve Aboriginal Ownership and Leaseback Agreement

This Aboriginal ownership and leaseback agreement, between the Wiimpatja people and the Office of Environment and Heritage, was the first agreement formed between Aboriginal people and OEH.

Date
1 September 1998
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Aboriginal joint management agreement, Aboriginal ownership and leaseback, Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
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  • File PDF 0.4MB
  • Pages 46
  • Name mutawintji-lease-back-agreement.pdf

Mutawintji National Park, Mutawintji Historic Site and Mutawintji Nature Reserve are leased back to the NSW Government and run through a board of management. The Mutawintji Local Aboriginal Land Council holds the lands on behalf of Aboriginal owners.

The Mutawintji lands are jointly managed by Aboriginal owners and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), part of OEH. The board of management has a majority of Aboriginal owners, along with community and NPWS representation.

Mutawintji National Park, Mutawintji Historic Site and Mutawintji Nature Reserve (formerly Conturandee Nature Reserve) are located in semi-arid lands about 130 kilometres north-east of Broken Hill. In 2015 the Mutawintji Board of Management bought Nuntherungie Station, an additional 57,000 hectares, to add to the culturally and ecologically significant Mutawintji lands.

Date agreement was signed: September 1998

Mutawintji National Park, Mutawintji Historic Site and Mutawintji Nature Reserve Aboriginal Ownership and Leaseback Agreement (PDF 400KB)

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