Acted for an Aboriginal Corporation in relation to impacts of a mining project on its pastoral holdings activities, native title rights and cultural heritage.
Confidential Water Pipeline and other infrastructure for a project: Acted for confidential client on all Native Title aspects for development of infrastructure corridors for a large project. This involved working closely with a Native Title negotiator who was previously a member of the National Native Title Tribunal, on coordination of negotiation of various agreements with numerous Native Title groups across a large area, to enable harmonious development of the project. The resultant agreements included an overall trust arrangement to administer and facilitate benefits to all affected Native Title holders for a long term solution.
Acted in resolution of Native Title and Cultural Heritage issues for the Wilpingjong Project. This resulted in the first Native Title Agreement that established a trust company to administer benefits for the Indigenous Group.
Wilpinjong Coal Project: Acted in resolution of Native Title and Cultural Heritage issues for the Wilpinjong Project. This resulted in the first Native Title Agreements that established a trust company to administer benefits for the Indigenous Group.
South Blackwater Coal Mine: Successfully defended a Good Faith application in the National Native Title Tribunal. See http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/sinodisp/au/cases/cth/NNTTA/2001/23.html?stem=0&synonyms=0&query=south%20blackwater%20coal