Skardon River Kaolin Project

Date: 1 January 1994
Sub Category:Future Act Agreement (Native Title Act) | Lease
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
Subject Matter: | Mining and Minerals
Summary Information:
'Skardon River is a kaolin mining and processing operation that was established near Old Mapoon on land owned by people who now live mainly at Old Mapoon, Napranum and New Mapoon. Negotiations in regard to this project occurred during 1994 between the developer, Venture Exploration, and the trustees of the land and the Marpuna Corporation (supported by the Cape York Land Council). The project operates under Queensland’s Mineral Resources Act 1989, which requires mining companies operating on Aboriginal land to seek the permission of the trustees before mining leases can be granted.' (O’Faircheallaigh, 2).

Related Entries

  • Cape York Model Agreement
  • Organisation
  • Marpuna Corporation - Signatory
  • Cape York Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
  • Venture Exploration NL - Signatory
  • Legislation
  • Mineral Resources Act 1989 (Qld)

  • References

    Ciaran O’Faircheallaigh (1995) Negotiations Between Mining Companies and Aboriginal Communities: Process and Structure


    Future Act Agreement (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Lease