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North East Goldfields (Interim) Heritage Site Clearance Protocol

Date: 8 February 1998
Sub Category:Land Use Agreement | Future Act Agreement (Native Title Act) | Interim Agreement
State/Country:Western Australia, Australia
Subject Matter:Cultural Heritage | Mining and Minerals | Recognition of Traditional Rights and Interests | Exploration
Summary Information:
The North East Goldfields (Interim) Heritage Site Clearance Protocol was made between the North East Independent Body (representing the native title claimants) and the Mining Company Forum (a group of 13 mining companies). The agreement was facilitated by the Goldfields Land Council in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and represented the largest site clearance protocol to be negotiated in Australia with Aboriginal people at the time. The protocol covers 22 million hectares in the mineral rich north Eastern Goldfields, a proportion of approximately eight and a half percent of Western Australia. The protocol allows mining and exploration companies to begin a two stage process which allows exploration with the identification of 'no go' areas in the first stage and a detailed ethnographic study in the second stage to allow for more intensive drilling and mining programs.

Related Entries

  • North East Independent Body - Signatory
  • Mining Company Forum - Signatory
  • Goldfields Land and Sea Council Aboriginal Corporation

  • Glossary

    Future Act Agreement (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Land Use Agreement (Australia)

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