Western lands project is on track to see the land readjustMENTS are underway on a project to readjust the lands of northern Queensland.
Read more:Triniti lands project has a $400 million price tag, which includes $500 million to buy land off the Northern Territory for $40 million.
It’s the first land readme project for the federal Government since the NT Government announced it was abandoning the land lease deal.
The project, known as the Good Land Project, has been delayed by a number of issues, including the lack of a plan for the region’s future.
“This project will be a significant step in addressing the challenges faced by the people of northern NSW, Queensland and Victoria in the 21st century,” the Northern Rivers Commissioner, John Ranson, said in a statement.
“We will be looking at the future of the Northern rivers and the impact of climate change on the region.
The Good Land project will ensure that we have a good land asset for future generations and that we can manage it effectively for the long term.”
Read more Read moreThe NT Government has committed to using its land for an international development.
In 2016, the Government of Northern Territory said it would invest $500m into the Good Lands project.
As of June 30, the Good land project is still on track for completion, with the first round of work scheduled to start later this year.
Trinitas land, including about 50,000 hectares of land, was sold to the Government for $38.5 million in 2012.
Read the NT Good Land plan here.
A large portion of the land will be reforested, with about 30 per cent of the forest being sold for “greenhouse gas mitigation”.
The land will also be re-zoned so the NT Corporation can use it for recreational activities, including a golf course, kayaking, horseback riding and horseback racing.
The NT Corporation is responsible for managing the land and its sale.
More:Trinity MP Robyn-Anne McNeil said the land was worth a lot to the Northern Queensland community.
“If you think about the community here, we have our own businesses here, our own jobs here,” she said.
She said the Goodland project was an opportunity to re-connect the community with the local environment.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for people to see a project that they can work on and be part of.”
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