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Lama Lama National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land)

Category: Place
Date: 10 July 2008
Sub Category:National Park
Location:Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Schedule 2AA of the Nature Conservation (Protected Areas) Regulation 1994 (Qld) describes the area as follows: "Lot 6 on SP189946 situated in the County of Hann, containing an area of 35560ha'."

This area is "in the northern half of the former Lilyvale station, from Annie River northwards" (Wallace 2008).
Alternative Names:
  • Lama Lama National Park (CYPAL)
  • Summary Information:
    The Lama Lama National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land) is the first area of land to be designated under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Qld) as a 'National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land).' It is jointly managed through an Indigenous Management Agreement between the Lama Lama Land Trust and the Environmental Protection Agency.

    Detailed Information:
    For a 'National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land)' ('an NP(CYPAL)') to be created, the grantees of the land in question must have entered into an Indigenous Management Agreement for the land, and the grantees and the Minister must agree that the land should be managed as an NP(CYPAL) (see Cape York Peninsula Heritage Act 2007 (Qld) s 42AB).

    NP(CYPAL)s are a relatively new type of national park. They were established through the Cape York Peninsula Heritage Act 2007 (Qld), which amended both the Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (Qld) and the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Qld). As a result of the amendments, the Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (Qld) sets out the requirements for Indigenous Management Agreements, while the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Qld) enables the Minister to dedicate an area of land as a CYPAL.

    The Indigenous Management Agreement relevant to the Lama Lama NP(CYPAL) is between the Lama Lama Land Trust and the Environmental Protection Agency (see link below). These two entities thus jointly manage the Park.

    The Lama Lama NP(CYPAL) 'includes highly significant wetlands, coastal and riparian vegetation, and extensive woodlands,' and is a habitat for species including the endangered red goshawk (Wallace 2008).



    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Lama Lama Indigenous Management Agreement
  • Lilyvale Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Running Creek Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Organisation
  • Environmental Protection Agency (Queensland)
  • Legislation
  • Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Qld)
  • Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (Qld)
  • People
  • Lamalama People

  • References

    Media Release
    The Hon Craig Wallace (10 July 2008) Historic Land Agreement means First National Park on Aboriginal Land in Queensland
    The Wilderness Society (Queensland) Inc (10 July 2008) Cape York land agreement results in Qld's first Aboriginal national park
    Newspaper Article
    The Courier Mail (11 July 2008) Indigenous People Mark the Return of Cape York Land

    Documents

    Map
    Lama Lama National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land) Map - ( PDF)

    Glossary

    National Park

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