Gangalidda and Garawa Native Title Aboriginal Corporation
The Gangalidda and Garawa Peoples have been recognised as native title holders of 5,810 sq km of land and waters, 650km west of Cairns. Justice Jeffrey Spender made two consent determinations over parts of the Gangalidda and Garawa Peoples’ two native title claims, recognising:
- exclusive native title rights over 1,860sq km of an Aboriginal Land Trust area; and
- non-exclusive rights over 3,950sq km of predominantly pastoral leases.
The Gangalidda and Garawa Peoples negotiated with parties to develop two pastoral agreements that have been registered as indigenous land use agreements (ILUAs). The ILUAs mean the native title holders will be able to practise their traditional customs in the pastoral lease areas.