The Western Cape Communities Trust
The Western Cape Communities Trust (WCCT) and the Western Cape Communities Coordinating Committee (WCCCC) were established by the Western Cape Communities Co-Existence Agreement (WCCCA). It is important to note that the WCCT and the WCCCC are not parties to the Agreement, but rather created by the Agreement, and serve very different roles.
The Agreement was signed in March 2001 and is an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) over the mining lease areas. The Agreement is between eleven Traditional Owner Groups, four Shire Councils (Aurukun, Napranum, Mapoon and New Mapoon), Comalco (now Rio Tinto), the Queensland State Government and the Cape York Land Council on behalf of the Native Title Parties. The Queensland Government agreed to provide additional financial benefits on registration of the Agreement as an ILUA. The Agreement was registered with the National Native Title Tribunal under the Native Title Act 1993 on 24 August 2001.
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