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Northern Australia White Paper: Township Leasing and Land Administration

Indigenous AffairsEvaluations and Evidence
Friday, 30 June 2023
Publication author(s):
Yaran Business Services
Publication abstract:

The release of the 'Our North, Our Future: White Paper on Developing Northern Australia' outlined the Commonwealth's 20 year economic agenda for Northern Australia. The township leasing and land administration measure supported the increased take-up of township leases by Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.

The Agency completed the evaluation of the township leasing and land administration measure to inform overall progress of the White Paper in the post-commencement phase, and support future northern development policy.

This evaluation analyses the role of township leasing in supporting economic development and embedding local decision-making to progress the social, cultural and economic aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Produced by Yaran Business Services, the report provides findings and recommendations on the township leasing measure underpinned by the following core objectives:

  • How township leasing works to improve the wellbeing of First Nations peoples.
  • The effectiveness and efficiency of township leasing model to promote economic opportunities.

Providing recommendations on how the township leasing model can evolve moving forward.

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