Fire management

Fire management

Modern approaches to a time-proven strategy of mosaic burns

Weed control

Weed control

Staying on top of Bellyache Bush

Our country

Our country

The natural beauty and cultural values of Carpentaria

Traditional ways

Traditional ways

Programs to educate and excite our youth

(image: Gina Lincoln)

Gulf Savannah Burning Guidelines

What are your fire landscapes, and when is it next due for a burn?

Native Title

 Native Title

CLCAC is the largest and most eminent corporate entity representing the rights and interests of Traditional Owners in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria.  The corporation draws its membership from the nine Aboriginal language groups whose traditional lands and waters are located in the Gulf.

Economic development

Economic development

The CLCAC's Business and Economic Development Program builds on current initiatives to drive new business and economic development opportunities in the region. The program also provides strategic and commercial planning support for PBC’s to ensure they are viable and sustainable in the long term.

Land and Sea

 Native Title

The Land and Sea Program undertakes management activities that enhance the protection and management of natural resources for the long-term benefit of Traditional Owners and communities.This program is an extension of our role as a native title service body.

Corporate announcements

The CLCAC’s Land & Sea Management Unit has two (2) very successful Indigenous Land & Sea Ranger Groups located in Burketown and Normanton which employs 19 full time Rangers and two Ranger Coordinators who are responsible for activities that protect and manage the natural and cultural resources of the southern Gulf of Carpentaria for the long term benefits of Traditional Owner Groups and Communities.

The CLCAC’s Land & Sea Management Unit has two (2) very successful Indigenous Land & Sea Ranger Groups located in Burketown and Normanton which employs 19 full time Rangers and two Ranger Coordinators who are responsible for activities that protect and manage the natural and cultural resources of the southern Gulf of Carpentaria for the long term benefits of Traditional Owner Groups and Communities.

The CLCAC’s Land & Sea Management Unit has two (2) very successful Indigenous Land & Sea Ranger Groups located in Burketown and Normanton which employs 19 full time Rangers and two Ranger Coordinators who are responsible for activities that protect and manage the natural and cultural resources of the southern Gulf of Carpentaria for the long term benefits of Traditional Owner Groups and Communities.

CLCAC was established over 33 years ago in Burketown to represent the rights & interests of Traditional Owners. Our members are drawn from nine language groups whose traditional lands & waters are located in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. As the recognised Native Title Service Body for the Southern Gulf of Carpentaria region, CLCAC performs statutory functions in accordance with the provisions of the Native Title Act 1993.

CLCAC’s Land & Sea Management Unit has two (2) very successful Indigenous Land & Sea Ranger Groups located in Burketown and Normanton which employs 19 full time Rangers and two Ranger Coordinators who are responsible for activities that protect and manage the natural and cultural resources of the southern Gulf of Carpentaria for the long-term benefits of Traditional Owner Groups and Communities.

The CLCAC’s Land & Sea Management Unit has two (2) very successful Indigenous Land & Sea Ranger Groups located in Burketown and Normanton which employs 19 full time Rangers and two Ranger Coordinators who are responsible for activities that protect and manage the natural and cultural resources of the southern Gulf of Carpentaria for the long term benefits of Traditional Owner Groups and Communities.

Stories on country

13 May 2020

CLCAC’s Native Title Holders may be aware that the federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s Geological and Bioregional Assessment Program (GBA Program) were pursuing a three stage program of investigations into the potential for shale gas fields in the Gulf region (fracking).

26 Oct 2016

Designation of Gangalidda People’s traditional country on the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership Network

18 Mar 2016

Ten Gangalidda and Garawa Rangers recently completed another round of shorebird identification training with renowned ornithologist (bird expert) Roger Jaensch.  The training session also included a survey of known bird roosts found between the Leichhardt and Albert River mouths.  Though conditions were extremely hot and the going was tough on our team, several thousand birds were observed roosting on the intertidal flats between the river mouths.  Such data adds to the recent nomination of Tarrant (located immediately to the west of the survey area) for its inclusion as a distinct site wit

10 Mar 2016

CLCAC Rangers completed the last round of training required to complete their Certificate II in Remote Crocodile Management on 4 March, in an intensive two week training program that included weekend work.  This round of training focused on nest surveys and egg incubation. 

 

With the completion of their training to a Certificate II level the Rangers can begin to explore commercial enterprises involving crocodile management, a long-time aspiration of local Traditional Owner groups. 

 

2 Apr 2015

 Native title rights and interests were yesterday formally recognised in Burketown by the Federal Court of Australia over a number of culturally significant areas and sites, including:

19 Mar 2015

Members and Traditional Owners please be aware that the person (David Nilsson) referred to in the attached 60 Minute Report as a Carbon Cowboy is attempting to engage Traditional Owner groups in the Lower Gulf.