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Native Title Report 2009 - Appendix 5

Native Title Report 2009

Appendix 5: Twenty six priority communities

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Community
Tenure
Northern Territory
All 15 priority communities in the Northern Territory are on Aboriginal
land under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Cth).

1. Nguiu

Section 19A township lease to the Executive Director of Township Leasing on
30 August 2007 for 99 years.

2. Angurugu

Section 19A township lease to the Executive Director of Township Leasing on
4 December 2008 for 40 + 40 years.

3. Umbakumba

4. Gunbalanya

Agreement for section 19 lease to NT Housing over all housing areas for 40
years.

5. Maningrida

6. Galiwinku

7. Wadeye

8. Milingimbi

Negotiations for a lease are ongoing.

9. Gapuwiyak

10. Ngukurr

11. Numbulwar

12. Lajamanu

13. Yirrkala

14. Yuendumu

15. Hermannsburg

Queensland

16. Mornington Island

Situated on land which is leased to the Mornington Shire Council under the Local Government (Aboriginal Lands) Act 1978 (Qld).

17. Doomadgee

Situated on DOGIT land held by the Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire
Council.

18. Hope Vale

Situated on DOGIT land held by the Hopevale Aboriginal Shire Council

19. Aurukun

Situated on land which is leased to the Aurukun Shire Council under the Local Government (Aboriginal Lands) Act 1978 (Qld).
South Australia

20. Amata

Amata and Mimili are situated on Aboriginal land owned by Anangu
Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara. Individual housing parcels leased to the
Minister for Housing (SA).

21. Mimili

New South Wales

22. Walgett

At the time of writing specific details were unavailable.

23. Wilcannia

At the time of writing specific details were unavailable.
Western Australia

24. Fitzroy Crossing

Land for Aboriginal people in WA is held under a variety of tenures. The
exact location and tenure of the proposed housing in and around these
communities has not been finalised.

25. Halls Creek

26. Dampier Peninsula (Ardyaloon and Beagle Bay).

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