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