North Queensland Lands Council (2016)

Western (Sunset Wugardaray) Yalanji People Community Plan

Exploring current issues and opportunities, shared goals, future aspirations and developing strategies to achieve the Community's collective vision.


  • An agreed Community vision (to 2021) supported by goals, strategies, actions and implementation guidance.
  • Agreed community priorities for use in Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUA) and other negotiation and collaboration processes with external stakeholder groups.
  • Makes public the significant achievements and aspirations of Western Yalanji People; and the complexity, responsibilities and challenges associated with Native Title to the broader community, who generally have a poor understanding of these issues and challenges.

key success factors

  • Inclusive and culturally appropriate engagement with approximately 20% of the Community.
  • Ensuring quadruple bottom-line sustainability via consideration of Administration and Governance, Community and Culture, Economy and Infrastructure, and Environment and Country.
  • Many of the aspirations identified were achieved during the Plan drafting process.
  • Community participation and endorsement of future directions built momentum and a mandate for action.