Conservation estate management
The Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) and the six Noongar Regional Corporations will enter into Co-operative and Joint Management Agreements for the care and protection of the South West Conservation Estate.
The South West Conservation Estate refers to all lands and waters within the Settlement area and includes State forests, national parks, nature reserves, and other areas set aside for conservation currently managed by DBCA.
Co-operative and joint management
The Noongar People are the Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Settlement area and have cultural responsibilities in relation to the Noongar Land. The DBCA has a statutory responsibility to manage the Conservation Estate.
Through the Settlement, the Noongar People and the DCBA will enter into agreements to recognise their mutual rights and obligations. Specifically, the agreements will acknowledge the continuing cultural, spiritual and social connections of the Noongar people to the Settlement area, and their unique traditional knowledge and expertise in the future management of the Conservation Estate.
For more information, see the documents below.