Native Title, Land Rights & Heritage
Native title, Aboriginal land rights and cultural heritage is a complex, evolving and sensitive area of law which has a deep and meaningful impact on the communities involved.
Our Native Title, Land Rights & Heritage expertise
We act for Indigenous native title claimants, Indigenous local land councils, governments (local councils, and State, Territory and Commonwealth agencies), private sector developers, infrastructure owners and resource companies.
Our team comprises partners and lawyers who are passionate about managing native title issues, leveraging off practical, hands-on experience derived from one of our lawyers previous experience working in the field as a qualified archaeologist and anthropologist.
Our team, with their unique skillset, can effectively and efficiently manage all types of indigenous issues in a culturally sensitive way leading to better outcomes for our clients.
How we can help
- Native title – extinguishment, future act procedures, and determinations
- Land rights – access and dealing with Crown land and the operation of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW), processes for claims, and the impact of claims on infrastructure projects and acquisitions
- Cultural heritage management – dealing with heritage legislation across all States and Territories, and the protections these acts provide for Aboriginal places, objects and significant sites all over Australia.
Other services used by our Native Title, Land Rights & Heritage clients
Planning & Environment
Our Planning & Environment team advises on the complete range of planning issues, from environmental impact to development scheme approvals.
Our construction service provides advice to generate a way forward for property and infrastructure clients needing legal, business and regulatory insight.
Real Estate team provides a full-service property offering with strategic and practical advice that helps achieve commercial outcomes.
Major Projects & PPPs
We can assist by understanding the intersection of your business needs, the commercial influences and regulatory environment for your project.
Our lawyers understand that taking action through litigation is sometimes required to successfully achieve business goals.