NOTICE OF DECISION-MAKING MEETING FOR POSSUM NATIVE TITLE GROUP KUKU WARRA NATIVE TITLE GROUP WESTERN YALANJI NATIVE TITLE GROUP BALNGGARRWARRA CLAN World Heritage Tentative Listing – Quinkan Country

Mar 14, 2024

Thursday 28 March 2024
Laura

Cape York Land Council (CYLC) has been engaged by the State of Queensland to facilitate information and decision-making meetings in relation to a World Heritage Tentative Listing for some areas of the Cape York Peninsula.

Information meetings were held with the following Native Title groups and clans with interests in the Quinkan Country National Heritage Area:

  • Possum and Kuku Warra Native Title groups on 29 February 2024; and
  • Balnggarrwarra clan on 6 March 2024.

An information meeting will be held with the Western Yalanji Native Title group on 20 March 2024, postponed from 15 March 2024 due to sorry business.

CYLC has and will facilitate these information meetings to provide:

  • information on World Heritage and the Tentative Listing process;
  • an opportunity to meet with and ask questions of representatives of the State of Queensland and the Commonwealth; and
  • discuss the next steps in the engagement process and the potential Tentative Listing of Possum, Kuku Warra, Western Yalanji and Balnggarrwarra Native Title country.

The next step in the engagement process following information meetings is a decision-making meeting, which will be held on Thursday 28 March 2024 in Laura with the members of the Possum, Kuku Warra and Western Yalanji Native Title Groups, and the Balnggarrwarra clan, with interests in the Quinkan Country National Heritage Area.

Purpose of the meeting:

The purpose of this decision-making meeting is for those members of the Possum, Kuku Warra and Western Yalanji Native Title groups, and the Balnggarrwarra clan who have interests in the Quinkan Country National Heritage Area, to decide whether or not they agree to this area or certain areas within this area being included in the World Heritage Tentative List Submission for parts of the Cape York Peninsula.

Who is invited to attend the meetings?

The meeting is open to all members of the Possum, Kuku Warra and Western Yalanji Native Title Groups, and the Balnggarrwarra clan, who hold native title rights and interests in the Quinkan Country National Heritage Area shown on the map below.

The meeting will be held as follows:

Date: Thursday 28 March 2024
Venue: Bob’s Place, Laura
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm

If you have any queries about this meeting or to confirm your attendance whether in person or via phone or video-link, please contact Kathrine Scott before Wednesday 20 March 2024 at CYLC on free call number 1800 623 548 or by email at kscott@cylc.org.au

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