Native Title Services

Our Native Title Services (including assessments and agreements) ensure project dealings are valid under the Native Title Act 1993 (NTA).

A critical step to project planning involves undertaking a native title assessment on every parcel of land and water affected by the project.  These involve property tenure and land use history investigations to determine if any works have extinguished native title in accordance with the past acts regime of the NTA.

If no prior extinguishment is identified, then the dealing needs to comply with future act provisions of the NTA which includes Right to Negotiate, Indigenous Land Use Agreements or if applicable issuing of statutory notifications.