Native Title and Cultural Heritage
Next Course Date
30 April 2024
$900 + GST
Head Office - Brisbane
Non Member Price
$1200 + GST
Native Title and Cultural Heritage legislation can best be described as complex. Increasingly, those involved with the planning, construction and management of infrastructure assets are required to understand the legal basis of native title and cultural heritage issues. Effective management of native title and cultural heritage is critical to the timely delivery of infrastructure projects.
This one-day program has been designed to provide attendees with an understanding of native title and cultural heritage compliance requirement’s related to infrastructure projects and land tenure dealings, as well as offering additional strategic learning specific to regional challenges, government policy developments and in-house compliance systems.
Introduction and Identifying Local Issues
How are public works projects affected?
Distinguishing native title and Indigenous cultural heritage
Legal Compliance and native title
Legal Compliance and Indigenous cultural heritage
What sort of public works projects are affected?
Native Title – future acts
Cultural Heritage – activities causing harm
Direction of Commonwealth native title policy
Township expansion and land release policies
Local government ULIA program
Strategic “tenure resolution” policy
Reconciliation Action Plans
Continuation on Policy Developments
Indigenous cultural heritage compliance
Detailing the statutory compliance requirements
Discussion on compliance options
Practical tools for achieving compliance
Cultural heritage compliance checklist
Guide to identifying the right Aboriginal Party
Guide to searching Cultural Heritage Register and Database
Guide to cultural heritage agreements
Guide to Cultural Heritage Managements Plans
Native Title compliance
Detailing the compliance requirements
Discussing the compliance options
Practical tools for achieving compliance
Native title compliance checklist
Guide to Indigenous land use agreements
Guide to other future act compliance alternatives
Guide to compulsory acquisition of native title
Example of a future act notice
Who should attend?
Engineering and Technical professionals
Planning and Design staff
At the end of the programs, participants should able to:
Identify on a regional and local basis, projects, and operational activities where consideration should be given to satisfying compliance obligations.
Undertake practical risk management and legal compliance steps in relation to those projects and operations.
Identify opportunities to work with government agencies and indigenous groups to achieve strategic objectives.
Understand how native title compliances must be met in relation to land tenure dealings and strategic projects, such as town expansion, affordable housing, and land release.
Liam is a dedicated native title and cultural heritage specialist with extensive experience advising on native title and cultural heritage issues for some of the largest projects in Australia. His hands-on industry experience is broad, ranging from government to infrastructure providers, resources and renewable energy proponents, property developers, Traditional Owners, and the food and agribusiness industry. Recognised extensively for his work in this area, clients commend Liam’s ability to work with Traditional Owners and proponents alike, helping them navigate through the complex regulatory requirements, identifying key areas of risk, and providing commercial and practical advice that assists with the on-time delivery of projects. Liam understands the need for swift, accurate and commercial advice having previously worked in-house for two large corporates.
As an experienced project approvals lawyer with particular expertise in project development issues, Ben is a strategic adviser on native title and cultural heritage matters, regularly advising on compliance issues and negotiating native title and cultural heritage agreements with various Aboriginal groups. He has experience advising clients in relation to a range of native title and cultural heritage issues, including on some of Queensland’s largest mining, petroleum, renewables and infrastructure projects. His experience across these industries, and on all aspects of project approvals, enables him to give practical and strategic advice to clients.