Gunaikurnai Land & Waters Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC

Determination: In effect - Finalised

Determination: In effect - Not Finalised

Determination: Conditional - Full

Outcome: Native title does not exist

Outcome: Native title exists (exclusive)

Outcome: Native title exists (non-exclusive)

Outcome: Native title extinguished

ILUAs: ILUA registered

ILUAs: ILUA in notification

ILUAs: ILUA notification ended

ILUAs: ILUA subject to objection (not withdrawn) and/or adverse material

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The Gunai/Kurnai consent determination is the first settlement reached under the new Victorian Native Title Settlement Framework over a significant area of the Gippsland region. The Framework enables claimants to exercise non-exclusive native title rights and interests, such as the right to hunt and fish. The determination settles a claim made 13 years ago by the Gunaikurnai peoples to have their rights as the traditional owners of the land recognised. The Federal and Victorian Governments both contributed $6 million to develop the $12 million settlement package.

The Gunai/Kurnai consent determination is the first settlement reached under the new Victorian Native Title Settlement Framework over a significant area of the Gippsland region. The Framework enables claimants to exercise non-exclusive native title rights and interests, such as the right to hunt and fish. The determination settles a claim made 13 years ago by the Gunaikurnai peoples to have their rights as the traditional owners of the land recognised. The Federal and Victorian Governments both contributed $6 million to develop the $12 million settlement package.

Type of RNTBC
Trustee
Contact number
03 5152 5100
Postal address
27 Scriveners Road, KALIMNA WEST VIC 3909
Office address
27 Scriveners Road, KALIMNA WEST VIC 3909
Email
PBC size
Large
Region
VIC
Date of incorporation
Date of registration
ICN (Indigenous Corporation Number)
4768
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For the first time in the State’s history, Traditional Owners in Victoria have been allocated water ownership in a river system. VIC Water Minister Lisa Neville has granted two gigalitres of Mitchell River water to Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC).

Water ownership in a river system will be made available to Traditional Owners for the first time in the state’s history thanks to the Victorian Government.

In a significant step recognising Traditional Owners’ deep connection to water – the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) will receive two gigalitres of unallocated water in the Mitchell River.

GIPPSLAND'S Gunaikurnai Aboriginal people have been granted native title over land stretching from Warragul to the Snowy River - more than a decade after their claim was launched.

The consent determination is the first settlement reached under the new Victorian Native Title Settlement Framework and allows the Gunaikurnai people to exercise non-exclusive native title rights and interests, such as the right to hunt and fish, over a significant part of the Gippsland region.

Determination outcomes

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