Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

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.

Engineering and Technical professionals
    Planning and Design staff
      Works Officers
        Elected members

        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
        Policy Developments
        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

        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 have to be met in relation to land tenure dealings and strategic projects, such as town expansion, affordable housing and land release.

         Member Cost
         Non Member Cost
         CPD Hours
         Non Technical


        Lexy Rohde
        Professional Development Manager


        07 3632 6825