Land Reform Unit: State Land Dealings

State Land Dealings project conducts negotiations on tenure dealings on State-owned and newly acquired lands, with a view to achieving agreement between the parties on returning some areas of land to traditional owners as Aboriginal freehold land, while other areas become Aboriginal-owned National Parks.

In addition, the Land Reform Unit negotiates agreements for nature refuges in accordance with the Nature Conservation Act 1992. The agreements, in part, seek to conserve and provide for the controlled use of natural and cultural resources while acknowledging the continuing presence of sustainable economic and social opportunities for and the activities and entitlements of the Aboriginal people.