Wanyurr-Majay Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC

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The Wanyurr-Majay Aboriginal Corporation administers land on behalf of the Wanyurr Majay People. On 31 August 2011, the Federal Court of Australia made a consent determination, recognising the Wanyurr Majay People’s non-exclusive native title rights and interests over land and water. The Wanyurr Majay People are the recognised native title holders of around 200 square kilometres in the Babinda area, near Cairns, which includes part of Woonoorooran National Park.

During negotiations, the Wanyurr Majay People, Wanyurr Majay Aboriginal Corporation, the Queensland Government and the Wet Tropics Management Authority entered into an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) regarding management of the Woonoorooran National Park. An ILUA was also reached with the Cairns Regional Council regarding council activities in the agreement area.

The Wanyurr Majay People’s native title application was lodged in 2008 and accepted for registration in 2009, pursuant to s 66 of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).

Managed by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
AIATSIS acknowledges the funding support of the Native Title Branch of
the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C).