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Minister Macklin’s announcement opens the way for Gas to Gove

Posted: Thu, February 14, 2013

Northern Land Council (NLC) Chairman Mr Wali Wunungmurra has welcomed today’s announcement by the Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Ms Jenny Macklin rejecting the application for a Katherine Regional Land Council.

“This opens the way for Gas to Gove,” Mr Wunungmurra said.

“Aboriginal groups across the breadth of the NLC’s region can now come to deliver gas for industry, development and communities.”

Mr Wunungmurra said Minister Macklin’s decision was show of confidence in the NLC’s capacity to perform its functions and deliver economic outcomes for all traditional owners.

“The NLC looks forward to working with all its constituents to help them achieve their aspirations – particularly in the area of economic development and cultural protection,” Mr Wunungmurra said.

The NLC will hold consultations with traditional owners from Katherine to Gove this dry season to deliver the gas pipeline.

 

For a PDF version of the media release, click here.