Notification: Parks and Wildlife Service is part of the new Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

In June 2015, Indigenous Land Use Agreements for the resolution of native title across the South West of Western Australia (the Settlement) were executed by the Minister for Environment, Director General and Chairs of the Conservation Commission and Marine Parks and Reserves Authority.  The Settlement is a landmark native title settlement for the State of Western Australia and is the most wide-ranging native title settlement in Australia to date. The Settlement provides for the establishment of joint management arrangements across the South West and will facilitate relationships between Parks and Wildlife and Noongar people.

Copies of the Settlement agreements are available at: https://www.dpc.wa.gov.au/lantu/Claims/Pages/SouthWestSettlement.aspx#ILUAs

South West Native Title Settlement signing
Chair of Conservation Commission, Brian Easton, Parks and Wildlife Director General, Jim Sharp, and Chair of Marine Parks and Reserves Authority, Tom Hatton, signing the Settlement Agreement
Photo: Simon Choo - Parks and Wildlife