NINGA MIA —
846. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the minister representing the
Minister for Lands:
I refer to the Ninga Mia community
in the goldfields.
(1) Can the
minister confirm that the land on which Ninga Mia sits is an Aboriginal Lands
(2) If no to (1), can the minister
please provide the current status of the land tenure?
(3) Can the
minister outline the tenancy agreement and agencies responsible for managing
both the land tenure and residential tenancies?
(4) Given the
high level of cultural significance of this land, can the minister confirm
whether any heritage surveys have been undertaken; and, if yes, can the
minister please table the department responsible and dates and times
(5) If no to (4), are there plans to
ensure that the cultural significance is recognised and recorded?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided by the
Minister for Lands.
(1) Ninga Mia is
a town-based reserve located on crown reserve 38078, with a management order to
the Aboriginal Lands Trust.
(2) Not applicable.
Aboriginal Lands Trust is responsible for the land, with Community Housing Ltd,
on behalf of the Department of Communities, responsible for tenancy management.
(4)–(5) Three heritage surveys have been undertaken over
the area that includes Ninga Mia: a report on fieldwork in the eastern
goldfields, Department of Aboriginal Affairs sites, from 21 to 27 August 1989;
a continuation of fieldwork in the Coolgardie–Kalgoorlie region,
Department of Aboriginal Affairs sites, from 26 November to 1 December 1990;
and Aboriginal consultation regarding the rehabilitation of Mt Gleddon,
Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Pty Ltd, in 2002.