Published: 13 Oct 2022
362,000 hectares of Cape York has just been handed back to the Traditional Owners - the Gudang Yadhaykenu, Atambaya and Angkamuthi (Seven Rivers) peoples. This means all national parks in Cape York are now looked after by Traditional Owners, an area the size of Switzerland.
It's great to see governments and Traditional Owners working together through time. It's been a 27 year journey getting to this point - a lot of work has been done to achieve this outcome and the work needs to continue to ensure what’s strong for Country and people is always front of mind. Congratulations to all involved who’ve worked hard to deliver this.