The Kultju native title determination application covers the Barwidgee and Wonganoo pastoral leases and was filed in the Federal Court on 28 May 2018 and determined by consent on 30 October 2019.
The Kultju native title holders nominated Kultju Aboriginal Corporation as their prescribed body corporate.
|Nominated Prescribed Body Corporate:||Kultju (Aboriginal Corporation) RNTBC|
|PBC Contact Details:||Contact person: Rowena Purdy
Kultju (Aboriginal Corporation) RNTBC
c/- 76 Wittenoom Street
East Perth WA 6004
|Federal Court of Australia Summary|
|Title:||Sceghi on behalf of the Kultju Native Title Claim Group v State of Western Australia |
|Applicant Names:||Keith Sceghi, Colleen Berry, Danny Brett Ulrich, Sandra Wongawol.|
|Application type:||Claimant Application|
|Date filed:||28 May 2018|
|FCA No:||WAD 225 of 2018|
|Native Title Tribunal Summary|
|Register of NT Claims:||Registered|
|Area Description/Location:||Goldfields Region, Western Australia|
|Claim Area Size (approximately):||5,491 km2|
|Notification Status:||Notification complete|
|Notification period:||21 November 2018|
|Date Finalised:||20 July 2018|
|Determination Type:||Consent Determination|
|Determination Date:||30 October 2019|
|NT Rights and interests recognised:||The determination of native title recognises the following rights and interests in the area of the determination:
(a) The right to access, remain in and use that area;
(b) the right to access, take and use the resources of that area for any purpose;
(c) the right to engage in spiritual and cultural activities in that area; and
(d) the right to maintain and protect places of significance on that areas.
Kultju (Aboriginal Corporation) RNTBC is the registered Native Title Body Corporate on the National Native Title Register and manages native title on behalf of the Kultju native title holders.
Any proposed access to the Kultju determination area is regulated by the future acts processes in the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Exploration and prospecting mineral titles
The Kultju native title holders have developed a standard Land Access Agreement for Exploration and Prospecting for the purpose of permitting access for mineral exploration or prospecting activities and subsequently protecting cultural heritage sites and areas of cultural significance during the conduct of such activities.
Exploration and prospecting companies are encouraged to accept the Land Access Agreement for Exploration and Prospecting in its standard form to expedite the granting of the title and enable access to the relevant tenure.
If negotiations are undertaken in relation to the Land Access Agreement for Exploration and Prospecting, they will be conducted by Central Desert under instructions from the Kultju native title holders. Companies may be invited to meet with the Kultju native title holders and negotiate any outstanding issues directly.
Other mineral and petroleum titles
Specific instructions will need to be sought from the Kultju native title holders in relation to all other applications for mineral titles and/or petroleum titles within the Kultju determination area.
Access onto the Kultju determination area for other tenure purposes
All proposed non-mining/petroleum titles within the Kultju determination area require an application to be made to the relevant government department and the requisite notifications to be made under the future acts processes in the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Access onto the Kultju determination area for other purposes
Access to the Kultju determination area for all other purposes requires the consent of the Kultju native title holders.
Please contact our Future Acts Officer, if you wish to access the Kultju area or have any queries in relation to Land Access on the Kultju determination area.