Marrawah Law – Powerlink Case Study

We often get asked about successful outcomes that we’ve achieved for business. Not all projects are based on a win or lose situation, but involves working together to achieve an effective solution for all parties involved.

An example of this includes working with Powerlink Queensland, who had a number of projects earmarked within areas where native title determination applications were underway. Powerlink did not, however, have existing or established relationships with any of the Aboriginal Parties it needed to negotiate and consult with. 

To help solve this issue Marrawah Law developed a framework for how Powerlink could engage and work together with communities to minimise harm to Aboriginal cultural heritage when undertaking project activities. In turn, this provided a platform for the parties to develop an ongoing relationship.

Nowadays we regularly provide cultural heritage compliance assessments and associated reports in relation to large infrastructure projects and maintenance activities, so we understood in this case the importance of developing a user-friendly process that was streamlined for both parties involved. 

If you have a Native Title enquiry or would like to find out more information about our Indigenous legal services, then please give us a call on (07) 4041 3088 for a no obligation discussion. ☎️