NORTH QUEENSLAND: The Queensland government is to grant native-title rights to a section of Magnetic Island to the Wulgurukaba people.
A six-hectare parcel of the island, located off the coast of Townsville, is to be handed to the Wulgurukaba under freehold title on Saturday.
The Wulgurukaba Yunbenun Aboriginal Corporation will also be granted trusteeship of a further 55ha under the Deed of Grant in Trust.
The member for Thuringowa, Sam Cox, said the corporation planned to set up a camp on the land.
“This is a terrific outcome and I commend the Wulgurukaba people and local (Natural Resources and Mines) staff for the dedication and hard work that was necessary to achieve this outcome,” Mr Cox said.