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Memorandum of Understanding between the Kimberley Development Commission and the Kimberley Land Council

Date: 1 August 2002
Sub Category:Memorandum of Understanding
Place:Kimberley Region
State/Country:Western Australia, Australia
Subject Matter: | Recognition of Traditional Rights and Interests | Economic Development
Summary Information:
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishes a joint understanding between the Kimberley Development Commission (KDC) and the Kimberley Land Council (KLC) to work together on matters of mutual interest in the region.
Detailed Information:
The MoU is based on a set of principles as follows:
- That the KLC is the legal representative for the Traditional Owners in relation to native title matters and that the KLC has a long history of advocating for the Kimberley Aboriginal peoples rights and interests;
- That the KDC is recognised as the State Government's peak regional development agency in the region;
- That the purpose of the MoU is to create opportunities for addressing disadvantage among Aboriginal people in the Kimberley economy;
- Both organisations agree that the ultimate goal of their cooperation is to achieve viable sustainable development in the Kimberley for everyone's socio-economic well being;
- Both parties will facilitate practical local and regional processes focussed on providing engagement of other regional stakeholders to achieve the purpose of the agreement;
- Both parties will maintain an open dialogue in pursuit of the MoU;
- Both organisations understand that information gained in the promotion of the MoU is to be kept commercial in confidence unless otherwise agreed between the parties;
- That the MoU is a starting point for further engagement and will be reviewed or expanded from time to time.

Related Entries

  • Kimberley Land Council Aboriginal Corporation - Signatory
  • Kimberley Development Commission - Signatory

  • References

    Urban Frontiers Program (2002) Kimberley Sustainable Region Programme Strategic Planning Analysis


    Memorandum of Understanding

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