The Clean Energy Regulator has released draft guidance to assist area-based projects understand their legal right and eligible interest holder consent requirements, and clarify expectations for projects that have native title considerations.
Area-based projects can provide material benefits to both native title groups and project proponents where such parties are not the same. However, these benefits can be best realised if there is genuine and early engagement of Indigenous communities and native titleholders. The term ‘project proponent’ could be a registered native title body corporate, traditional owner, pastoralist or any other party including an aggregator or agent.
This guidance is a preliminary draft for consultation with key stakeholders, with the final guidance planned for release in 2018.
To help inform development of the final guidance, interested scheme participants and stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback on its content and usefulness. All feedback should be provided to the Clean Energy Regulator via email at
CER-RegulatoryImprovementSection@cleanenergyregulator.gov.au by 9 February 2018.
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On 21 June 2018 the draft guidance was superseded by the final
Native title legal right and eligible interest-holder consent guidance.
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