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General Publications

Fact Sheets      

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Newsletters      

From 2018 the Newsletters are no longer being published in this form. Instead see the Latest News section of the SWNTS website.  The Latest News can be emailed to you directly so we encourage you to subscribe; please email the South West Settlement Implementation Unit with the term "subscribe to SWNTS" in the subject line of your email. 

In chronological order:

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Media Releases - Government of Western Australia      

See the WA Government Media Statements for historical media statements about the South West Native Title Settlement.

 

Manuals     

Noongar Governance Structure Manual - updated 20 December 2016 (PDF 1272 Kb) or (DOC 2418 KB)

 

Timelines  

Timeline of the South West Native Title Settlement negotiations (DOC 656 Kb)

South West Native Title Settlement - Agreement to Commencement Timeline

 

Agreement documents 

Heads of Agreement   

The Agreement setting out the intent of the negotiations between the Noongar People and the WA Government for the South West Native Title Settlement.

Heads of Agreement - Negotiations in the South West - 2009 (PDF 2665 Kb)

 

Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) 

Ballardong People Indigenous Land Use Agreement

Gnaala Karla Boodja Indigenous Land Use Agreement

South West Boojarah Indigenous Land Use Agreement

Wagyl Kaip and Southern Noongar Indigenous Land Use Agreement

Whadjuk People Indigenous Land Use Agreement

Yued Indigenous Land Use Agreement

 

The below table has been created so people may easily access the various components of the ILUAs. All 6 ILUAs are identical in terms of content, the only differences are the location, maps, claimants and the Noongar Agreement Group referenced in the specific ILUA. The Ballardong People ILUA has been used in this instance.

Table 1. Schedules and Annexures from the Ballardong People Indigenous Land Use Agreement.

Annexure A - Map of Settlement AreaSchedule 1 - Agreement Area
Annexure B - Features of Enabling Bill Schedule 2 - Native Title Agreement Group Description
Annexure C - Noongar Standard Heritage Agreement ​Schedule 3 - Central Services Corporation Deed of Novation
Annexure D - Aboriginal Heritage Due Diligence GuidelinesSchedule 4 - Form of Application for Registration
Annexure E - The PrinciplesSchedule 5 - Form of Certification
Annexure F - Recognition Bill ​Schedule 6 - Original Regional Corporation (RC) Deed of Novation
Annexure G - Trust DeedSchedule 7 - Replacement RC Deed of Novation
Annexure H - Security DeedSchedule 8 - Deed of Accession
Annexure I - Consent OrdersSchedule 9 - Addresses for Notices
Annexure J - Noongar Land Base Strategy (NLBS) ​Schedule 10 - South West Settlement Terms
Annexure K - NLBS Implementation Process Charts
Annexure L - Terms of Allocation
​Annexure M - Cooperative Management Agreement
Annexure N - Joint Management Agreement
Annexure O - Land Access Licence
Annexure P - Property Transfer Deed
Annexure Q - Funding Agreement
Annexure R - Water By-laws
Annexure S - Noongar Economic Participation Framework
Annexure T - Community Development Framework
Annexure U - Proponent Statutory Declaration
Annexure V - Noongar Heritage Partnership Agreement
Annexure W - Template ILUA Termination Notice
Annexure X - Land Previously Selected for Allocation
Annexure Y - Transition Principles
Exhibit 1 - Description of Land
Exhibit 2 - Map

 

ILUA Maps and Boundary Descriptions 

The ILUA Maps are detailed and may take a few moments to open because of the size of the files. If you need a map for insertion into an NSHA template the JPG images may be more adaptable.

 

ILUA Maps

 Boundary Description

Map of Ballardong (PDF 2.81 Mb)

Map of the Ballardong (JPG Image 330 Kb)

​​Ballardong Boundary Description (PDF 166 KB)

Map of Gnaala Karla Booja (PDF 808 Kb)

Map of Gnaala Karla Booja (JPG Image 300 Kb)

Gnaala Karla Booja Boundary Description (PDF 258 KB)

Map of South West Boojarah (PDF 734 Kb)

Map of South West Boojarah (JPG Image 300 Kb)

South West Boojarah Boundary Description (185 KB)

Map of Wagyl Kaip and Southern Noongar (PDF 1.87 Mb)

Map of Wagyl Kaip and Southern Noongar (JPG Image 300 Kb)

Wagyl Kaip and Southern Noongar Boundary Description (182 KB)

Map of Whadjuk (PDF 2.09 Mb)

Map of Whadjuk (JPG Image 300 Kb)

Whadjuk Boundary Description (PDF 251 KB)

Map of Yued (PDF 905 Kb)

Map of Yued (JPG Image 300 Kb)

Yued Boundary Description  (PDF 171 KB)

 

​Map of the 6 ILUA Areas - Includes local government and development commission boundaries - A3 – February 2017 - (PDF 431 Kb)

 

Legislation   

In chronological order

 

Noongar Standard Heritage Agreement Resources

Find all NSHA technical documents and a range of resources developed to assist with the efficient use of the NSHA on the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website here. Resources include:

  • Noongar Standard Heritage Agreement Templates
  • Indigenous Land Use Agreements
  • Maps of Indigenous Land Use Agreement Areas
  • Indigenous Land Use Agreements Boundary Descriptions 
  • Activity Notice Template
  • Activity Notice Response Template - Yes Heritage Survey
  • Activity Notice Response Template - No Heritage Survey 
  • Notice of intention to lodge section 16 or section 18 application under the Aboriginal Heritage Act Template 
  • Aboriginal Heritage Service Provider Contract Template 


 

 

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.