Queensland has very strong solar resources, and also high quality and nationally competitive wind resources and there is clearly much potential for the development of clean energy projects on First Nations-titled lands. Native title has been determined to exist across large areas of Queensland (approximately one third of the state), and around 6.23 million hectares is owned by First Nations groups as freehold Aboriginal land or freehold Torres Strait Islander land under the Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (Qld) and the Torres Strait Islander Land Act 1991 (Qld). A further 45 native title determination applications remain pending over substantial areas of Queensland.

Queensland Policy Overview: First Nations and Clean Energy

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  • First Nations Clean Energy Network

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Place: Australia

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Date: August 2023

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Queensland has very strong solar resources, and also high quality and nationally competitive wind resources and there is clearly much potential for the development of clean energy projects on First Nations-titled lands. Native title has been determined to exist across large areas of Queensland (approximately one third of the state), and around 6.23 million hectares is owned by First Nations groups as freehold Aboriginal land or freehold Torres Strait Islander land under the Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (Qld) and the Torres Strait Islander Land Act 1991 (Qld). A further 45 native title determination applications remain pending over substantial areas of Queensland.

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