Lands Minister George Cash has welcomed the close working relationship between all parties involved with the proposed Native Title agreement for LandCorp's Carnarvon Fascine project.
Mr Cash said the State Government was fully committed to the multi-million-dollar revitalisation of Carnarvon's waterfront through the involvement of LandCorp, the Gascoyne Development Commission and the Department of Transport.
He said LandCorp and the Gascoyne Development Commission, along with the Carnarvon Shire Council, had already met several times with the Aboriginal Legal Service to progress the agreement.
"The meetings have been positive with all parties - government agencies and the Aboriginal Legal Service - working closely together to establish a framework for an agreement," Mr Cash said.
"There is a high level of goodwill between all the groups involved in these negotiations and there is an opportunity for an agreement to be put in place soon to prevent any further delays in the project."
Mr Cash said the State Government was fully committed to the Carnarvon Fascine development which would provide much-needed residential and tourist land for Carnarvon, generating an economic stimulus and further employment for the town.
The $10 million first stage of the project includes developing the canal system with up to 210 residential lots and sites for a resort and two caravan parks.
"This Government recognises the important role this project will play in the future development of Carnarvon and the entire Gascoyne region," Mr Cash said.
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