Land Sector Package

Indigenous Carbon Farming Fund

Indigenous reforestation case studies

The Department of the Environment commissioned case studies looking at the potential costs and benefits in establishing a Carbon Farming Initiative reforestation project on Indigenous land. The case studies sites were selected based on expressions of interest from Indigenous groups.

Summary report

Feasibility case studies

The potential projects were selected to cover a wide range of geographic locations and scales:

Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation whose land comprises 3,200 hectares (ha) of stony woodlands and wetlands located on nine properties along the Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape in southwest Victoria.

South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council

South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council who wanted to investigate options for a 837ha Indigenous Land Corporation property at Beverley in Western Australia.

Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation

Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation who have recently been handed back 15,000ha of freehold land for economic and residential development on behalf of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Traditional Owners. The land is in the Wet Tropics of Far North Queensland.

Umpila Land Trust and Cape York Institute

The Umpila lands cover 32,719ha on the eastern side of Cape York Peninsula between Coen and Lockhart River.

NOTE: The feasibility case study reports are provided here for general information only. The findings do not constitute business, legal or financial advice and the decision or otherwise to enter the Carbon Farming Initiative remains the business decision of project proponents.