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Lhere Artepe group delays plans for Alice Springs native title

Extract from Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC Online, on May 17th, 2002.

The Lhere Artepe Aboriginal Corporation says it will take some time before releasing its plans for native title land in and around Alice Springs.

Justice Howard Olney yesterday handed down his decision in the Federal Court in Alice Springs that the corporation would represent the Arrernte native title holders of Alice Springs as their body corporate.

Rosie Kunoth-Monks from the corporation said after the hearing that it will cooperate with authorities for the benefit of Alice Springs.

"I think we'll just continue to take our time to work together as one of the important things that we realise is coexistence, because part of this is not what it was in the old days," she said.

"It is a township of some considerable size."

Meanwhile, the Territory Government says it wants to start formal negotiations with the corporation to free-up land for residential development in Alice Springs.

The Minister for Central Australia, Peter Toyne, says the Government has held informal negotiations with the corporation in a bid to solve the land shortage in the town.

"Very urgently, we need 300 building blocks [that have] have been indicated as the current demand," he said.

"I think we've got 70 available even by in-filling areas within the town, so clearly we need to get some land out there as quickly as possible."



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