A future act is a proposed activity that might affect country such as mining, exploration, fishing, tourism or other developments. Western Australia’s resource boom has resulted in high volumes of future act work on Yamatji and Marlpa country.
A registered native title claim has a number of rights under the Native Title Act 1993 and the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972. This includes the right to be consulted about development decisions on country.
We provide legal representation and other professional services to assist native title groups with their future act negotiations.
If you have a future act enquiry or would like more information please contact us:
Future Acts Officer (Pilbara region)
T (08) 9268 7000
Future Acts Officer (Yamatji region)
T (08) 9965 6222
In 2011, four Pilbara native title claim groups signed comprehensive native title agreements with Rio Tinto Iron Ore. This was followed in 2012 by a fifth group, the Yinhawangka people.Read More