We help businesses manage issues relating to native title and Aboriginal cultural heritage in the development and operation of mining, energy and infrastructure projects in Australia.
We advise on compliance with the Native Title Act and Aboriginal cultural heritage protection laws, and assist clients with native title agreements, indigenous land use agreements, heritage agreements and cultural heritage management plans.
We understand the jurisdictional differences, landscape and stakeholders you face, and the need for simplicity, curiosity and adaptability in your advisers. Our lawyers will work closely with you to manage native title and Aboriginal cultural heritage in the context of your project timelines and commercial objectives.
Advising on the negotiation of an indigenous land use agreement for the expansion of the Hay Point Coal Terminal
Mt Gibson Iron Limited
Advising Mt Gibson Iron on native title and indigenous cultural heritage issues associated with their iron ore projects in the mid-west region and Kimberley region of Western Australia, including in relation to obtaining Aboriginal heritage approvals
Acting for Origin Energy in native title and heritage negotiations in its Australian operations
Victorian State Government
Acting for the Victorian State Government in relation to the A$12 billion Melbourne Metro Rail Project on all aspects of land assembly, including native title, environment and planning approval processes, procurement and delivery
Acting for South32 in negotiation of Northern Territory Aboriginal land rights agreements for Groote Eylandt
Providing native title and land access advice across the Centennial Coal operations in NSW, Australia