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Mark Lamont

Director, Information & Resources 

Presentation to councils on the implications of Timber Creek and how local government can meet their obligations regarding native title and cultural heritage. Mark Lamont.

The Timber Creek case is a wake-up call for local and state governments Australia wide. Spreading the news and ideas learnt from this case will not only assist governments and others to avoid financial harm but also help conserve native title rights and cultural heritage values. I’d never heard of terms like 'solatium' and had no knowledge of the difference between Past Acts and Future Acts. This session at the conference has focussed my attention on three important elements: follow the process diligently to ensure validity of works, keep robust records of works, and consider a contingency budget for native title. It was a very memorable experience, and I now have a good basis from which to learn more about NT & CH Compliance via these presentations and the developing portals. 

Michael Williams, Cultural Heritage & Environmental Officer, George Bourne & Associates Consulting Engineers 

Developments Since Timber Creek


At the 2018 IPWEAQ Annual Conference, we launched the new IPWEAQ compliance portals for native title and cultural heritage. The portals were developed in response to the Timber Creek case in the Northern Territory which has repercussions for all councils. 

We are grateful to the team from Marrawah Law - Cassie Lang and Kylie Aldridge and to Barrister-at-law, Josh Creamer for presenting the Timber Creek case to delegates. 

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Thank you for your interest in IPWEAQ's native title and cultural heritage compliance portals. I will be in touch with you shortly.

Mark Lamont
Information Resources Manager
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