Darkinjung is one of 120 Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) in NSW established under the Aboriginal Land Rights (ALR) Act, 1983 (NSW). It is the largest non-Government landholder on the Central Coast.
In February 2019, the NSW Government released the Darkinjung Delivery Framework, a set of pioneering planning measures to assist Darkinjung better utilise their land.
The Framework is the NSW Government’s response to the fact that all Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) face a number of issues securing suitable uses for their land – land successfully claimed under the Aboriginal Land Rights (ALR) Act, 1983 (NSW).
The Framework also implements Direction 6 of the Central Coast Regional Plan 2036 (Regional Plan) “to strengthen the economic self-determination of Aboriginal communities”. The Regional Plan recognises that encouraging Aboriginal people to gain economic benefit from their land will support broader regional development and environmental and social outcomes.
As the largest non-Government landholder on the Central Coast, Darkinjung has been an ideal test case for the planning reforms.
The reform package included:
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