Indigenous reforestation case studies
The Department of the Environment commissioned case studies looking at the potential costs and benefits in establishing a Carbon Farming Initiative reforestation project on Indigenous land. The case studies sites were selected based on expressions of interest from Indigenous groups.
- Indigenous Opportunities under the CFI Reforestation Methodology - Summary Report (PDF - 809KB) | (Word - 2108KB) - March 2012
Feasibility case studies
The potential projects were selected to cover a wide range of geographic locations and scales:
Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation
Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation whose land comprises 3,200 hectares (ha) of stony woodlands and wetlands located on nine properties along the Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape in southwest Victoria.
- Opportunities under the CFI Reforestation Methodology - Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation (PDF - 5837KB) | (Word - 4453KB) and Appendix B - NPV analysis (Word - 70KB)
South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council
South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council who wanted to investigate options for a 837ha Indigenous Land Corporation property at Beverley in Western Australia.
- Opportunities under the CFI Reforestation Methodology - South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (PDF - 4436KB) | (Word - 2706KB) and Appendix B (Word - 158KB) and Appendix C: NVP Analysis (Word - 124KB)
Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation
Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation who have recently been handed back 15,000ha of freehold land for economic and residential development on behalf of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Traditional Owners. The land is in the Wet Tropics of Far North Queensland.
- Opportunities under the CFI Reforestation Methodology - Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation (PDF - 3823KB) | (Word - 15120KB) and Appendix A: NVP Analysis (Word - 216KB)
Umpila Land Trust and Cape York Institute
The Umpila lands cover 32,719ha on the eastern side of Cape York Peninsula between Coen and Lockhart River.
- Opportunities under the CFI Reforestation Methodology - Umpila Land Trust and Cape York Institute (CYI) (PDF - 1856KB) | (Word - 31513KB)
NOTE: The feasibility case study reports are provided here for general information only. The findings do not constitute business, legal or financial advice and the decision or otherwise to enter the Carbon Farming Initiative remains the business decision of project proponents.