Biamanga and Gulaga National Park Aboriginal Ownership and Leaseback Agreements

These Aboriginal ownership and leaseback agreements are between the Yuin people and the Office of Environment and Heritage.

Date
6 May 2006
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Aboriginal joint management agreement, Aboriginal ownership and leaseback, Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • File PDF 0.7MB
  • Pages 66
  • Name biamanga-national-park-lease-back-agreement.pdf

The Biamanga and Gulaga National Parks are leased back to the NSW Government and run through two boards of management. The Merrimans, Bega and Wagonga Local Aboriginal Land Councils hold the lands on behalf of Aboriginal owners.

The parks are jointly managed by the Aboriginal owners and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), part of the Office of Environment and Heritage. The two boards of management have a majority of Aboriginal owners along with community and NPWS representation.

Located on the far south coast of New South Wales, Biamanga and Gulaga National Parks contain places sacred to the Yuin people, such as Mumbulla Mountain and Gulaga Mountain.

Date agreement was signed: 6 May 2006

Merrimans and Bega Local Aboriginal Land Councils lease to the Minister for the Environment for Biamanga National Park (PDF 670KB).

Merrimans and Wagonga Local Aboriginal Land Councils lease to the Minister for the Environment for Gulaga National Park (PDF 670KB).

Minister for Environment handback speech (PDF 80KB).


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