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Cox Peninsula access

Map showing part of the Kenbi land claim

 Notice under section 5(8) of the Aboriginal Land Act (NT) - Cox Peninsula

1) The Northern Land Council (NLC) gives notice, pursuant to section 5(8) of the Aboriginal Land Act (NT), and subject to the restrictions or conditions in paragraphs 2 and 3 below, that for a period of six months from 5pm (CST) on 20 December 2016 until 5pm (CST) on 20 June 2017, NLC waives the requirements for a permit for those parts of land and sea in the vicinity of Cox Peninsula (including islands and reefs) that are the subject of the Deed of Grant to the Kenbi Aboriginal Land Trust dated 28 June 2012, being the Aboriginal land on Cox Peninsula, AND which:

  (a) lie within the intertidal zone, being between the low water mark and the high water mark; and

  (b) where there are beaches, being:

    (i) the land from the low water mark to the crest of secondary sand dune where such a dune exists; and

    (ii) where there is no secondary sand dune, to a point 50 metres inland from the landward boundary of the beach.

2) A permit will be required for:

  (a) all of the Aboriginal land on the Cox Peninsula except for:

    (i) public roads. Details of these roads are contained in the Kenbi Open Area Declaration Map which can be ownloaded below; and

    (ii) the intertidal zone and beaches in the Cox Peninsula as described in paragraph 1(a);

  (b) the whole of Northern Territory Portion 4768 (Crocodile Island to low water mark);

  (c) the whole of Northern Territory Portion 4769 (Knife Island to low water mark);

  (d) that part of Ida Bay lying east of Meridian of East Longitude 130 degrees 35 minutes 35 seconds (GDA94); and

  (e) the beaches on the western side of the Cox Peninsula which are marked in the Kenbi Open Area Declaration Map. There is no public access and no permits are being issued for access to Knife Island, Crocodile Island and Ida Bay.

3) Any access to the Aboriginal land in the Cox Peninsula is subject to:

  (a) the access restrictions in the Kenbi Open Area Declaration Map which can be downloaded below; and

  (b) any restricted access to sacred sites in accordance with the Northern Territory Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act 1989.

View the Kenbi Open Area Declaration Map (JPG file)

View/download the Kenbi Open Area Declaration Map (PDF 2MG)

See the article on access to Aboriginal land for Cox Peninsula