A new native title agreement is set to deliver economic benefits for the Gascoyne region’s Yinggarda people and the local horticultural industry.
The agreement will support the Yinggarda people in planning for their economic future and protect culturally significant areas.
It also marks a significant step in the State Government’s Gascoyne Food Bowl Initiative, which aims to increase horticultural production in Carnarvon by providing new land and water resources for irrigation.
It paves the way for the full 400-hectare expansion of the Carnarvon horticultural precinct, with a land release for horticultural uses anticipated in the new year.
The agreement follows extensive negotiation between the State Government, the Yinggarda Aboriginal Corporation and the Western Australian Agriculture Authority.